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Controls Engineer-3rd shift

Job Number:  19500
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma Body Assembly Michigan
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

New Hudson, MI, US, 48165



Job Number: 19500 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Cosma Body Assembly Michigan 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: New Hudson 



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.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Maintenance/Facilities Manager, the Controls Engineer will provide support, leadership and direction to the Engineering Team in the development of standards and specifications as it pertains to new equipment and to Maintenance Technicians on the controls function of Robots for the Maintenance Department.  This is a night shift position, 10 pm to 6 am.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • 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.
  • Provides technical support to the Assembly Department for resolving PLC, weld controls and robotic systems.
  • Documents equipment breakdown/activity in electronic database and provides reports as requested. Uses reports to analyse opportunities for improvement.
  • Schedules and completes back-ups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on a set schedule.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 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.

Additional Information

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision; Create, read, understand and modify electrical prints and specifications.
  • Must have a working knowledge of resistance spot and GMAW; Experience with Bosch or WTC weld controls; Experience with PHSR and Industrial Safety Standards.
  • Must have the ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload; strong organizational, planning, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent math skills with the ability to apply to analyze data.
  • Ability to demonstrate and use Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, PanelBuilder, EPLAN.

08--Engineering F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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