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Controls Technician 3rd Shift

Job Number:  60242
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mirrors Lowell
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Alto, MICHIGAN, US, 49302

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.


About the Role

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.

Hours- Sunday-Thursday 11pm-7am (Overtime expectations of coming in earlier than 11p or staying later than 7a to help with launches, cover vacations, etc.)

Pay Range: $26.01-$30.13 depending on experience

Your 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. Improves equipment reliability and uptime related to automation and controls
  6. Implements Continuous Improvement ideas related to automation and robotics as assigned and comply with automotive specifications.
  7. Troubleshoots electrical and mechanical systems.
  8. Understands the necessary programs to integrate multiple different programs, control data, and user data inputs as part of overall system functionality.
  9. Controls, configures and interfaces applications for a large variety of devices.
  10. Performs other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of departmental goals. 
  11. Works with internal and external resources to ensure all project needs/expectations are met.

Who we are looking for

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  2. 2 to 4 years of work experience in a related field

Your preferred qualifications

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.
  7. Excellent communication skills
  8. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  9. Ability to determine manufacturing needs to develop automation processes
  10. Ability to interpret and implement specifications 

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

At Magna MML Lowell, you would be joining a team of high performers who are motivated to pushing our competitive automotive industry forward. As a member of the team you will be taking on a wide range of tasks and responsibility which is designed to create internal professional development while making a high quality part proven to be unmatched by our competitors.  

As a part of our compensation package, Magna MML Lowell offers the below benefits:

  • 401K Matching program AND 401K base Company paid contribution
  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Prescription coverages, pay for the ones you need, not the ones you don’t!
  • Competitive vacation plan and 13 paid holidays (after 30 days)
  • Tuition reimbursement program and Wellness gym and smoking cessation programs
  • Profit Sharing/bonuses for hourly and salary employees
  • Clean Manufacturing Floor and Eco Friendly with a high emphasis on carbon neutrality

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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