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Controls Engineer - OFF SHIFT

Job Number:  58387
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Clair, MICHIGAN, US, 48079

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.


What MEVS Offers

At Magna Electric Vehicle Structures - Michigan, company culture is central to the work experience. Employees at MEVS enjoy many different company benefits including:

  • New clean facility
  • Opportunities due to growth
  • Continuous Improvement and Development Culture
  • A great work experience with a diverse and dedicated workforce
  • A strong focus on safety and health and wellness 
  • Three (3) levels of low costing PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (eligible after 30 days) 
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match (Immediate 100% Vested)
  • Education Reimbursement Program 
  • Company Paid Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dependent (Spouse & Child) Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Vacation
  • And More…

Your New Role

Under the general direction of the maintenance manager, the controls engineer works independently and confers regularly with division and corporate employees, contractors, customers, and suppliers. 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 increase uptime, throughput, efficiency and quality, through the process of maintaining, designing, developing and continuously improving our equipment.

As a Controls Engineer you will

  • 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 plant
  • 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.
  • Update electrical schematics ensuring that all electrical codes are adhered to
  • Participation in pre-design reviews for new machinery
  • Direct contractors and employees to implement control systems following the plant specifications
  • Know 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

What you will need to succeed in this role

  • Minimum 7 years experience in automotive and manufacturing environment
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Fanuc robots, and able to troubleshoot code & touch-up points
  • Experience applying machine safety requirements (ISO 12100 & 13849)
  • Familiar with RSLogix5000, RSLinx, RSNetworx, and FactoryTalk View
  • Knowledge of efficiency tracking, root cause analysis, and KPIs
  • Knowledge of electrical code (NEC and NFPA)
  • Competent with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Preferred - Licensed Industrial Electrician with apprenticeship.

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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