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Controls Engineer

Job Number:  50605
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  P&F TOOL & DIE - BLD1
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.


Role Summary

To increase uptime, throughput, efficiency and quality, through the process of maintaining, designing, developing and continuously improving our equipment and the utilization of technology to ensure the best quality frames are produced.

Key Responsibilities

     Ensure up to date backups for PLC’s, HMI’s, Robots and any other digital controller in the plant
•    Assist in proper electrical documentation of control systems and power distribution
•    Prepare drafts and cost justification for C I projects
•    Performing Continuous Improvement activities to improve safety, to increase productivity and to reduce production cost, by development and improvement of electrical control systems, PLC, HMI &         Robots programming including design, implementation and troubleshooting
•    Maintain awareness of existing and emerging technologies in PLC, Robots, and instrumentation and computer systems
•    Provide training and guidance to maintenance personnel related to control systems

•    Consider safety as top priority in design and implementation of any control system
•    Assist the maintenance department in the troubleshooting and repair of electrical problems when required
•    Assisting in developing of PM strategies and identify areas of improvement within the control system infrastructure
•    Assist other maintenance staff in identifying and procuring equipment and parts necessary for daily maintenance requirements
•    Follow Canadian Electrical Code to create electrical diagram
•    Participation in pre-design reviews for new machinery
•    Direct contractors and / or employees to implement control system projects and maintenance

Key Qualifications/Requirements

    Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
•    Licensed Industrial Electrician – with apprenticeships
•    Minimum 7 years experience in automotive and manufacturing environment
•    Able to work effectively within a team environment.
•    Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)
•    Must be able to work in a strictly confidential manner
•    Must be a self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
•    Fluent in English, written and oral
•    Must be dependable    
•    Strong Knowledge of 
a)    Robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience.
b)    Configuration/programming of PLC's, HMI’s, Robots and other digital control systems.
c)    Allen-Bradley PLC’s and HMI’s.
d)    RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, RSLinx, RSNetworx, Factory Talk View (RSView), Panel Builder 32. 
e)    DeviceNet, ControlNet, Ether/IP.
f)    Selection of electrical and controls Hardware and Software components.
g)    Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills. 
h)    Knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code.
i)    Resistance Welding cells and Assembly lines.
j)    Microsoft Office, Windows, Auto Cad
k)    Efficiency tracking 
l)    Root cause analysis 

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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