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Controls Engineer 2nd shift

Job Number:  41989
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 41989 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Novi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: DETROIT 

Group Description

This position will be a part of a new start-up Joint Venture Seating JIT Assembly plant located in the Detroit, MIchigan.


Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

Provides assistance and generally coordinates various machine controls with the Product Engineering and Manufacturing departments


Key Responsibilities

•    Responsible for the design, development and installation of new PLC based control systems.
•    Provides production support by troubleshooting and resolving machine PLC related issues
•    Produce and update documents including work/user instructions, functional specifications, detailed design specifications, electrical and pneumatic schematics, etc.
•    Conduct machine functionality and fault recovery testing and participates in project startup and machine commissioning.
•    Work collaboratively with Manufacturing Engineers, Maintenance Technicians, Production Supervisors and other internal staff.
•    Displays a positive attitude towards safety, works safely and follows all the Company’s safety policies and procedures.
•    Reports all unsafe and unhealthy conditions or acts to management immediately.
•    Reports injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses and property damage immediately to your Supervisor.
•    Complies with all Health, Safety and Environmental standards in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Michigan Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

•    Associate Degree or equivalent experience.
•    Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic or similar Engineering degree/diploma/certificate or Trades Qualification and significant equivalent work experience.

•    Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Control Tech preferred.

•    Basic knowledge in the following software packages: Allen Bradley RSLogix500 / 5000, Factory Talk View Studio
•    Understand and apply basic ladder logic principles, control for I/O, ability to understand PLC commands and HMI usage.
•    Demonstrated experience in the following: Electrical control system design, PLC programming and troubleshooting, Strong MS Office skills, willing to work overtime as per job requirements.
•    Knowledge of industrial networks. (DeviceNet, EthernetIP)
•    Familiar with Vision Systems (Keyence, Cognex, IFM, Omron)
•    Demonstrated use of electrical devices (i.e. proximity switches, load cells, LVDT’s, signal conditioners, etc.)
•    Ability to read and understand technical documents, schematic design specification.

•    Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Good written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Team oriented, communicates well with others and able to interact with people at all levels and departments. 
•    Excellent time management skills.  
•    Ability to successfully complete multiple tasks.
•    Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings.
•    Basic electrical and motor controls, Allen Bradley PLC controls, including RSLogix500 and RSLogix5000 platforms, RS Logix, PanelView and PanelView Plus HMI applications, IFM and Keyence inspection camera applications. 
•    Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Additional Information

Work performed in an office and manufacturing plant environments.  Normal mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.  Frequently exposed to varying temperature within plant depending upon external weather condition.  Frequently walks, stands, grips/grasps, bends/stoops, crouches; and lifts and carries up to thirty (30) lbs within the manufacturing plant environment.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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