The Controls Engineer will be the
technical subject matter expert of their assigned process. He/she will be
expected to determine the most effective method(s) of processing while
improving cycle times, reducing downtime, lowering cost, and driving
improvements in overall vehicle quality in order to ensure the continued
performance of the process.
Overall responsibility for all controls related activities in the General
Assembly shop, leading and assisting production and manufacturing engineering
teams in all controls related topics and control system issues that may arise.
Support and assist the maintenance team in troubleshooting difficult breakdowns
and equipment reliability issues.
Responsible for implementing and managing continuous process optimization
including the addition of advanced and conventional technologies to improve
quality, productivity and to increase equipment availability and process error
Support the installation, commissioning and production ramp of newly installed
equipment, heavily working with the system vendors to ensure the installed
equipment meets the highest of standards possible.
Participate in Engineering Safety Risk assessments, Control safety system
reviews, Factory and Site Acceptance Testing events and equipment buy off /
Develop & maintain proper documentation of all electrical equipment and
associated procedures, making updates as required by modifications.
Responsibility for designing, selecting, managing, programming, and commissioning
of automation equipment used to improve/upgrade the existing systems.
Identify weak areas of the production systems using root cause analysis and
first principles thinking, and implement effective countermeasures using all
Implement and maintain quality control methods including poke yokes, data
tracking systems, part recognition and problem reporting.
Optimization and improvement of human machine interfaces, and SCADA systems and
MES interfaces for the Global General Assembly organization.
Creation and improvements of equipment safety standards, and the implementation
of those standards into the manufacturing equipment, including periodic checks
and qualification inspections.
Understand and program using several different programming styles, including
ladder logic, statement list, Function Block Diagram, Structured Text and
high level languages such as C#, Python and an overall understanding of
BS in electrical, mechatronics, or mechanical engineering. Or equivalent
3+ years of professional controls engineering experience.
3+ years of advanced PLC programming knowledge on Rockwell, Siemens or
equivalent PLCs in a professional environment.
HMI programming /SCADA experience – AB Factory talk, WinCC, Ignition or
Proven project management experience.
Strong Industrial networking experience, network configuration and
communication system troubleshooting abilities.
Fanuc/Kuka Robotic programming skills is strongly desired.
Proficient in AutoCAD, EPLAN, and experience working with electrical diagrams
Flexible in working overtime.
Fluent speaker of the English or German languages.