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Junior Controls Engineer Intern

Job Number:  44067
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Intern/Co-op




Job Number: 44067 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures 
Job Type: Intern/Co-op 
Location: SAINT CLAIR 


Group Description

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

Under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Junior Controls Engineer Intern assists and confers regularly with division and corporate employees, contractors, customers, and suppliers. The Junior Controls Engineer Intern will provide support to the Engineering Team in the development of standards and specifications as it pertains to new equipment and to increase uptime, throughput, efficiency and quality, through the process of maintaining, designing, developing and continuously improving our equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the operating instructions for all equipment where you are assigned. Know the pre start-up inspection process, hazards, protective measures,  personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, start & stop procedures, and equipment limitations
  • Be knowledgeable of any chemicals that you work with or that are in your working environment
  • Wear required PPE such as safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, aprons, respirators and head protection as required
  • Always adhere to all safety rules
  • Report any unsafe or unhealthy conditions immediately
  • Ensure that area of responsibility is clean, tidy and organized
  • Attend training as required or as assigned
  • Perform continuous improvement activities to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce production cost, by development and improvement of electrical control systems
  • Ensure up to date backups for PLCs, HMIs, Robots and any other digital controller in the plan
  • Assist in electrical documentation of control systems and power distribution
  • Assist in product selection as it pertains to controls design
  • Maintain awareness of existing and emerging technologies in PLC, Robots, instrumentation, and computer systems
  • Provide training and guidance to maintenance personnel related to control systems
  • Consider safety as top priority in design and implementation of any control system
  • Assist the maintenance department in the troubleshooting and repair of electrical problems as required
  • Work with maintenance to develop PM strategies and identify areas of improvement
  • Helps update electrical schematics ensuring that all electrical codes are adhered to
  • Participation in pre-design reviews for new machinery
  • Other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and in written.
  • Able to configure and program of Allen Bradley PLCs and HMIs
  • Able to set-up and debug network protocols, such as Ethernet/IP, ProfiNet, etc.
  • Able to read electrical schematics
  • Able to select electrical and controls hardware and software components
  • Competent with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with supervision
  • Responds to request for service in timely manner
  • Has a high level of analytical and creative problem-solving skills

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of electrical code (NEC and NFPA)
  • Knowledge of efficiency tracking, root cause analysis, and KPIs
  • Famliar with RSLogix5000, RSLinx, RSNetworx, and FactoryTalk View
  • Working on achieving degree in Electronics from a minimum 2 year College or Technical school i.e., Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology or Industrial Electrical License preferred.
  • Preferred – Understanding of Industrial Electrician.
  • Understanding of an automotive and manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge with Fanuc robots, and able to troubleshoot code & touch-up points
  • Knowledge with applying machine safety requirements (ISO 12100 & 13849)

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: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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