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Die Casting Controls Engineer

Job Number:  43920
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular






Job Number: 43920 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Casting 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 




Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Purpose of Position

This position is responsible for all plant machine control systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new machine controls and standards. 


Responsible to support all aspects of Aluminum Die Casting from melting through final machining. Additionally, the Controls Engineer will be responsible for new projects, capital improvements, and overall process efficiency.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies.
• Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies (Magna Operational Principles, Corporate Constitution and Employee’s Charter).
• Update, modify, and continuously improve existing controls systems including robotic programs, ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interface, hydraulics, and pneumatics distribution and control
• Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems
• Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on existing machine control modifications to robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems
• Create, maintain and keep all electronic data bases: all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs; machine power distribution and all related vendor controls component part documentation
• Schedule and complete backups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on set schedule
• Implement and maintain data collection system from shop floor processing equipment
• Maintain and expand existing plant floor machine control to Ethernet gateways, links and connections
• Maintain all sub machine control data highways
• Maintain and update controls portion of machine standards
• Handle confidential information on a regular basis
• Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
• Promote and facilitate Open Door process, effective communication and Fair Treatment
• Participate in Continual Improvement activities
• Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
• Promotes good housekeeping (5S)
• Perform other duties as required.





Position Requirements

SKILL (Ability to do the job):

• Use of java C+, C++ and Visual Basic
• Design and use relay logic, ladder logic, pneumatic logic and hydraulic logic
• Use of RS232, RS422, DH485, Ethernet, DH+, Device Net, Control Net and remote I/O communications protocol
• Ability to work well with a group or team & to build and maintain positive Team Member relations
• Prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
• Effectively present information and respond to questions from management, Team Members, suppliers and customers
• Read and interpret blueprints and schematics
• Maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
• Manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Work flexible hours to be available for three shifts

Physical Demands/Other Knowledge


Some of the physical demands for this position include the ability to lift 50 pounds, standing and sitting for
prolonged periods of time, and occasional stooping and bending.


Some of the equipment and tools used for the job are a computer, telephone, fax machine,
Copier / printer, PLC, network connections, and basic tools required in aluminum die casting.


EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor degree in a related discipline, i.e. Electrical Engineering, etc., or equivalent experience and education

TECHNICAL TRAINING:  Electrical Controls Engineering background desired, Experience with Allen Bradley Processors, Motoman Robots, Siemans, and Fanuc Robots a plus

OTHER:  MS-Office – computer navigation knowledge
Excel, Word, Access, Acad 2000 or Acad 2000LT, and all related computer software for machine
o programming,
o backup and
o monitoring


WHAT TYPES?  PC maintenance, Windows 7, Windows 10, Robotic/PLC experience

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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