201634 - Controls Engineer
Up to $47.16 DOE
5 months

Chipton Ross is seeking a Controls Engineer for a contract opportunity in Plymouth, MI.

Job Summary:
The purpose of the position is to assist in the definition of controls standards for assembly equipment and drive the execution of those standards on new equipment. This person will be a key resource to provide technical project leadership to ensure that controls and data management systems which are deployed in JIT assembly are standardized and aligned to the safety, quality, and financial goals of CLient.

o Maintain and ensure compliance to equipment and process standards including specification, purchasing, design reviews, validation and installation.
o Design and development of the machine level network architecture and specifications
o Specifications for implementation of current manufacturing standards relating to data integrity, specifically as it relates to critical to safety and critical quality data
o Direct interface with client central and Business Unit IT teams
o Direct interface with client Application Development teams as required
o Launch planning / AME support for OT and Shop Floor Controls
o First responder for OT / Shop Floor Controls issues at JIT plants
o Identify, qualify and develop new equipment suppliers. Build relationships to ensure fundamental understanding and consistent execution of standards.
o Drive process to evaluate supplier performance, provide feedback and improve execution.
o Coach AME teams through equipment process to train on standards and expectations for execution.
o Define requirements for refurbishment and redeployment of used equipment.
o Provide equipment cost estimating for new program quoting and strategic projects.
o Develop technical specifications for automated assembly equipment.
o Identify, evaluate and test new technologies for assembly application including robotics, vision systems, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and condition monitoring.

o PLC programming and troubleshooting (Allen Bradley preferred)
o HMI programming
o Robot cell design and programming
o Industrial networking
o System specification, ordering, run-off, installation and qualification
o Capital equipment budget planning and tracking
o Strong computer skills with ability to quickly learn new software/applications
o Ability to draw two dimensional layouts in CAD software
o Analytical problem solving
o Project management - plan development and execution
o Ability to interact with IT groups, and understand network topology

Desired Skills:
o Ability to effectively influence and work in cooperation with a cross functional team
o Strong leadership and interpersonal skills - ability to work in a matrix organization and effectively lead without direct positional authority is required.
o Strong communication, presentation and teamwork skills including the ability to write clear, concise technical documentation.
o Thinks Analytically - The ability to break down problems and gain understanding to make effective decisions.
o Drives for Results - The passion to set and meet high standards of performance
o Influences Others - The ability to persuade others to support your agenda / Objectives
o Drives Accountability - The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments
o Experience installing automated equipment such as assembly lines and robot assembly cells preferred.
o Experience with seating products desired

Required Education
o Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering or equivalent

Required Years of Experience
o Minimum 5 years of industry experience - automotive interiors experience preferred

First shift, full time

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.