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Controls Technician 3rd Shift

Job Number:  45952
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Lowell
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45952 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mirrors Lowell 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ALTO 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

Oversee the implementing, troubleshooting, and maintaining of all automation equipment. An important competency in this position is the troubleshooting of PLC’s, robotics and automation. Success in this role will be demonstrated by meeting safety and quality standards while driving revenue increases through improved automation processes.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Works on the programming, implementation and troubleshooting of site PLCs, robots and HMI.
  2. Evaluates current manufacturing equipment/controls/robotics, resolves problems and makes recommendations for improvement. This includes performing preventative maintenance of production and support equipment.
  3. Writes and edits machine control programs to interface process equipment to safely operate production equipment (i.e., program light guards) and avoid malfunctions.
  4. Assists in setting up, maintaining programming, electrical components and schematic standards
  5. Assists in proper maintenance of all programming software, application files and programming hardware.
  6. Improves equipment reliability and uptime related to automation and controls
  7. Implements Continuous Improvement ideas related to automation and robotics as assigned and comply with automotive specifications.
  8. Troubleshoots electrical and mechanical systems.
  9. Executes testing and run off parameters to verify machine operating as designed.
  10. Understands the necessary programs to integrate multiple different programs, control data, and user data inputs as part of overall system functionality.
  11. Controls, configures and interfaces applications for a large variety of devices.
  12. Assumes responsibility for machine safety and building equipment in respective area.   
  13. Performs other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of departmental goals. 
  14. Works with internal and external resources to ensure all project needs/expectations are met.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Familiarity/Experience with Allen Bradley Control Logix PLC’s, 6 axis industrial robots, and Fanuc Robotics
  2. General mechanical systems knowledge and industrial electricity skills
  3. Ability to use a laptop to connect and monitor PLC programming for the purpose of troubleshooting machinery function issues.
  4. Ability to manually operate industrial robotics to address machinery stoppages.
  5. Ability to read complex industrial controls wiring diagrams and use these with a multi-meter to troubleshoot issues.
  6. Familiarity with variable speed drives, setup, programming, and troubleshooting.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  2. 2 to 4 years of work experience in a related field
  3. Excellent communication skills
  4. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  5. Ability to determine manufacturing needs to develop automation processes
  6. Ability to interpret and implement specifications 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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