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Controls Engineer - 1st & 3rd Shift

Job Number:  19772
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Columbus
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Lancaster, OHIO, US, 43130



Job Number: 19772 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Columbus 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: LANCASTER 


Group Description

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.



Magna Benefits


  • Profit Sharing (i.e. Cash/Stock Options)
  • 401(k) Company Match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dependent (Spouse & Child) Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Vacation
  • Magna Perks
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Magna Family Scholarship Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • And More…


Magna is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the automotive industry


Magna - Across the globe.  Across the industry.


  • Over 60 years of excellence
  • 164,750 employees
  • 346 manufacturing/assembling facilities
  • 94 engineering/product development/sales centers 
  • 27 countries 
  • $39.4 billion in sales


Magna Seating Columbus’ Current Business


  • Jeep Wrangler - 2nd Row Seat Structures
  • Jeep Grand Wagoneer - 2nd and 3rd Row Seat Structures

Control Engineer - Off Shift

Seeking individuals for Control Engineer roles to work on 1st and 3rd shift for support.  Individuals will work in conjunction with the maintenance team by providing day-to-day troubleshooting, programming and technical support within the processing departments. 1st shift role is a Lead - Senior level position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct manufacturing line support.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems as required.
  • Service, maintain, repair, install and test equipment in accordance with current machine specifications.
  • PLC/HMI troubleshooting and maintenance to support production
  • Reteach and troubleshoot robotic material handlers and weld cells.
  • Create and modify electrical drawings, process & instrumentation diagrams and schematics as required.
  • Procurement and ordering of spare components, provide justification for orders.
  • Troubleshoot networks for communication issues.
  • Utilize software to make basic changes to logic.
  • Assist with mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Perform PM inspections as required.
  • Follow Maintenance Manager and Team Leaders direction and task prioritization.
  • C.I. to assembly equipment as directed
  • Improve PMS when diagnosed through breakdowns or Continuous Improvement.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic Technician or similar Engineering degree/diploma/certificate or Trades Qualification and significant equivalent work experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge in the following software packages: Allen Bradley RSlogix 500, 5000, Factory Talk View Studio, Allen Bradley Panel Builder32, Omron CX-Programmer, Omron NT-series Support Tool is an asset.
  • Knowledge of PLC/HMI programming and troubleshooting along with Robot programming and troubleshooting is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot industrial networks (DeviceNet, EthernetIP) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot machine safety circuits and applications (ABB, Kuka, Yaskawa) is an asset.
  • Understanding of VFD, DC and Servo Drive systems is an asset.
  • Familiar with Vision Systems (Keyence, Cognex, Omron) is an asset.
  • Previous experience and exposure to robotics (ABB, Kuka, Yaskawa) an asset.
  • Understanding of Data Tracking and the use of Barcode Scanners or RFID is an asset.
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents, schematic design specification, update drawings as required, is an asset.
  • Understanding of welding and welding processes is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and experience with panel building is an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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