PLC Controls Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI 48314 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/30/2018 Job ID: 000201 Industry: Manufacturing Branch: Pay Rate: 80-85k/year

Job Title: Controls Engineer

Location: Sterling Heights

Type: Direct Hire/Permanent

Shift: 1st

Job Summary

The Automation Controls Engineer is responsible for activities related to process controls, installation, support, and testing of all equipment including robotics, assembly, on-line fixtures, conveyor systems, etc. on all new build machines in accordance with customer and client specifications. Work closely with integrates to ensure all equipment and/or system meet client and customer specifications.

Responsibilities and Duties

* Ensure that all safety devices function correctly.

* Oversee installation of new equipment and upgrading of existing and assist in the launch of production.

* Assist in or coordinate tooling adjustments.

* Train operators as applicable.

* Develop and co-ordinate continuous improvement initiatives to improve quality and quantity of products is produced.

* Perform or assist the repair or modification to wiring in control panels.

* Propose design and assist/coordinate the assembly of robotic devices or systems.

* Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.

* Ensure all electrical drawings are kept up to date (AutoCAD Electrical).

* Work closely with Corporate team members on various projects.

* Assist maintenance department in supporting production.

* Follow timelines for projects.

* Monitor and maintain spares inventory for all robots, assembly systems and all other systems in scope of support at plants.

* Use safety procedures in all work and according to client Health & Safety, Environmental and Housekeeping Policies.

* Perform any other duties that may be specifically or generally assigned.

* Work with and cover for Automation Controls Engineers/Technicians at other client facilities when called upon.

Qualifications and Skills

* 5+ year experience with set-up, install, and troubleshooting electrical controls, process logic controls, and robotic systems.

* Ability to read and comprehend electrical prints.

* Ability to understand pneumatic and hydraulic controls.

* Knowledge of ABB and FANUC robots; Allen Bradley SLC500, RSLogix 5000 (including Safety Guard Logix), Factory Talk ME.

* Knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical.

* Understanding of Ethernet Networks and changing IP addresses of computers and other devices.

* Understanding of EthernetIP/TCP and Device Net Communication protocols.

* Knowledge of safety circuits.

* Mechanical aptitude.

* Proficient in Windows & and Office.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year


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