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Sr. Controls Engineer

Job Number:  51802
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  Muncie
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 51802 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: Muncie 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: MUNCIE 


Group Introduction

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Role Summary

Electrical Controls Engineer to support the electronics/controls side of a manufacturing environment (E.g. machining centers, lathes, assembly lines, test stands, CNC machine controls, robotics, programmable  controllers, pc based controls, real time computer systems, instrumentation and laser welding).

Key Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots equipment on the manufacturing shop floor as necessary to support production (CNC Machine & PLC Controls).
  • Develops electrical specifications for custom engineered equipment such as assembly lines, test stands, automated material handling, conveyance devices, and robotics.
  • Knowledge of current industrial electrical standards (NEC, NFPA 79).
  • Must be proficient at programming all types of computer controlled devices commonly used in manufacturing processes (programmable controllers, robotics, “C”, visual basic, CNC controls).
  • Interface with other engineers to spec, quote, purchase, debug, run off, install, train operators, train skilled trades personnel and work with manufacturers of assembly and test systems, fixed and flexible automation systems used in high volume automotive manufacturing.
  • Confers with management, engineering, maintenance, and other staff regarding manufacturing processes and specifically control devices used throughout the manufacturing operation.
  • Develops specifications for machine tool controls, interfacing of various types machinery, develops specifications for data retrieval from various machinery used throughout the manufacturing process which produce Powertrain products.
  • Develops control systems specifically focused toward the testing and data collection of  Powertrain products
  • Defines investment plans for future product designs, estimates costs for new plant processes (controls).

Key Responsibilities (2)

  • Utilizes problem solving techniques (8 step, design of experiments, mistake proofing) Initiates, recommends or provides solutions through designated channels.
  • Must have experience designing control systems from concept through build and installation in a high volume manufacturing operation.
  • Capable of interfacing with product engineers to turn test specifications into machine controls and data collection for Powertrain products.
  • Familiarity with GE Fanuc CNC, Siemens PLC (Step7, HMI and Portal) and Allen Bradley PLC (Rslogix500, Studio5000, Factory Talk View ME) a must. 
  • Knowledge of Ignition HMI/SCADA system by Inductive Automation is desirable.
  • Knowledge of industrial networks (EthernetIP, Profinet, Profibus etc.) a must.
  • Knowledge of VFD motor controllers and servo motor controllers a must.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic systems is a must.
  • Familiarity with Cognex and Keyence vision systems and barcode readers highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Autocad for modifications of electrical drawings.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, engineering technology, or other technical degree or significant related experience plus 5 years working experience working in high volume automotive tier 1 or tier 2 company.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Capable of interfacing with corporate staff, vendors, customers and employees. 
  • Having experience with plant start ups and major product launches, considered an asset. 
  • Although the job is a day shift position, successful candidate must be willing to work any shift as required to support production requirements.
  • Strong computer skills in project tracking, spreadsheets, PowerPoint
  • Highly energetic and motivated individual wanting to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Job will require more than the normal amount of sitting, standing and moving about the facility. 
  • Able to work extraordinary hours during project launches as required

Nearest Major Market: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson

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