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Controls Engineer, 1st & 2nd Shift

Job Number:  64873
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Columbus
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Lancaster, OHIO, US, 43130

Work Style: 



Job Number: 64873 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Columbus 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: LANCASTER 
Work Style:  


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

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of seating structures, foam and trim, mechanisms, and complete seats for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Seating is at the center of the consumer vehicle experience and our seating solutions are developed from consumer research, prioritizing comfort, convenience and connectivity.


·         Supports engineering in the development of standards and specifications, including a complete purchase parts list related to controls systems.

·         Provides technical support for controls systems during the introduction of new equipment. Assembles and installs new equipment and supervises equipment assembly and installation.

·         Ensures proper controls-specific documentation delivery from the Original Equipment Manufacturer(s) and maintains documents (e.g., electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics, panel layouts, PLC, operator display, operator interface, robot programs, and machine power distribution) throughout equipment life cycle; and documents any changes during that time.

·         Plans the updates, modifications, and continuous improvement of 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 write advanced electrical controls programs as required.




  • University Degree or Associate Degree in Electronics from a minimum 2 year College or Technical school i.e., Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology or Industrial Electrical License preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively more-complex assembly/maintenance related experience.
  • Electrical controls engineering background preferable with technical education in basic electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics is required.
  • Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VA/VE) an asset.
  • Work experience with Allen Bradley, Fanuc, RS Logix, and Ethernet controls systems required.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Create, read, understand and modify electrical prints and specifications.
  • Working knowledge of resistance spot and GMAW.
  • Experience with Bosch or WTC weld controls.
  • Experience with PHSR and Industrial Safety Standards.


Magna offers medical, dental, vision, 401(k), optional life, vacation time, holiday pay. Company paid benefits include life insurance, short and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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