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Controls Engineer

Job Number:  54383
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  LMV Automotive Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Liberty, MISSOURI, US, 64068

Work Style: 

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

Provides technical expertise for programming installation and maintenance of new and existing equipment to ensure product quality and continuous improvement to the manufacturing processes. Responsible for troubleshooting manufacturing/support equipment while keeping safety as priority. Provide training and technical support to production and skilled trade team members.

Key Responsibilities

(This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Associates will be required to follow any other job related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their manager.)

1.    Ensure that operator safety devices function properly.
2.    Ability to perform electrical diagnosis, recommend repair or repair as needed
3.    Support goal of achieving first time quality and efficiency. 
4.    Maintain accurate documentation resulting in shared knowledge of issues and lessons learned.
5.    Troubleshoot and train others on identifying root causes of equipment failures.
6.    Oversee all upgrades and programming changes.
7.    Ensure that line is built in accordance to all aspects of the latest version of the LMV Automotive Systems build standards.
8.    Utilize good working knowledge of all technologies used in the development and build of automated assembly lines.
9.    Ensure effective deployment of all available resources.
10.    Develop and implement innovative solutions to manufacturing issues related to product development or enhancement.
11.    Evaluate and make recommendation on equipment updates. 
12.    Troubleshoot programming failures and makes adjustments as necessary.
13.    Evaluates and makes recommendations on new equipment.
14.    Sets up new programs, PLC ladder logic, robot interfacing and documentation.
15.    Implements improvements in cycle time of robotic welding and assemblies.
16.    Trains personnel in the use of robot interfacing and PLC ladder logic. 
17.    Follows and supports LMV Automotive Systems’ and Magna’s operating principles, including:

a.    Magna Employee Charter – Operating under its principles by treating all associates equally, fairly and with dignity and respect.
b.    Open Door Policy – Solves issues with two-way, open and friendly communication.
c.    5S – Maintains and promotes good housekeeping by following the philosophy “Everything has a place. Everything in its place”.
d.    Safety First - Obey the plant’s safety rules and procedures by wearing PPE at all times and immediately addressing all safety concerns.  Promotes an environment where zero injuries is the expected standard.
e.    Company quality and environmental policies.
f.    Core values – Treat all employees equally, fairly, with dignity and respect without favoritism in accordance with company values.

18.    Supports efforts to achieve department and plant goals on Employee Opinion Survey.
19.    Works with vendors and/or contractors, displaying company’s core values.
20.    Handle confidential information on a regular basis.
21.    Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Has a responsibility to help develop all maintenance apprentices and give guidance where needed.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

(These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Associates will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.)

Education and/or Experience:

•    High school diploma or GED
•    Two or four year degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and/or 4 years job related experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Understanding of metal stamping, spot welding and assembly processes.
•    Complete understanding of PLCs and programming with the ability to program/teach robots.
•    Electrical knowledge (National Electrical Code) and control wiring.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive relationships with associates, customers and vendors.
•    Proficient computer skills required. 
•    Ability to communicate with others, both verbal and written. 
•    Able to prepare, read, write and interpret reports, instructions, procedures and business correspondence.
•    Able to clearly and effectively respond to questions from management and customers.
•    Must have good organizational skills.  
•    Must exhibit high integrity and honesty.
•    Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, blueprints, diagrams, requirements and business correspondences.
•    Ability to effectively and appropriately present information and respond to questions from various groups.
•    Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts as appropriate.
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
•    Must have good organizational skills.

Additional Information

Physical Demands

•    Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment (up to 40 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.
•    Must be able to safely use manual tools and power equipment common in the construction trades.
•    Must be able to handle hazardous materials safely and tolerate exposure to electrical and other environmental hazards.


Environmental Conditions:

•    Must be able to work in various locations within and outside the manufacturing plant.
•    Must be able to rotate working shifts and weekend overtime to meet department requirements with a minimum amount of supervision.
•    Exposed regularly to elements such as temperature and noise.    
•    Safety precautions to be observed in the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical equipment.
•    Must be comfortable with working at heights and within confined spaces.


Environmental, Health & Safety:

•    Support and comply with all TS16949 & ISO14001 procedures and work instructions.
•    Support a safe and healthful work environment that is free of recognized hazards for all employees, contractors and visitors.
•    Cooperate with all local, state and federal agencies, such as OSHA or the EPA, in the event of an inspection.
•    Know and follow all applicable EH&S Policies and Procedures.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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