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Controls Engineer

Job Number:  66653
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Magna Advanced Automation
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Telford, GB

Work Style:  On-Site



Job Number: 66653 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Advanced Automation 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TELFORD 
Work Style: On-Site 


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.

About the Role

Magna Advanced Automation (MAA) is an operating unit of Magna International, one of the world’s premier global automotive suppliers.  Magna’s pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. MAA is establishing a manufacturing facility in Telford, UK to design, build, commission and install assembly cells for both an internal and external customer base. 

The Controls Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, commissioning and acceptance of automated assembly lines and machines. Full life cycle responsibilities of projects include designing to customer standards, producing an FDS, HMI design and commissioning, safety matrix development and safety/run at rate buy-off activities. Knowledge of electrical, pneumatic and communication network design is required, as well as a thorough knowledge of the safety requirements related to automated assembly lines. Understanding of robot integration expected. Experience in computer programming, robot programming, EPLAN and automated welding processes are considered an asset.

Your Responsibilities

Responsibilities include;

Design and program complex automation solutions throughout project lifecycles, including supervising the installation at the customer's facility

Creation of functional design specification

Working on multi line projects as part of a team

Effective communications with Electrical, Mechanical, Process and Shop floor departments regarding design changes and issues.

Participation in Continuous Improvement activities across the department

Effective management of program back-ups and version control

Investigate, troubleshoot & resolve automation failures

Good management of design and commission time. Able to effectively hit project milestones

A good team player, willing to assist other controls engineers on other projects

Eliminate the risk of spill of non-conforming product through the processes with automated solutions

Integration of cell upgrades through hardware and software additions

Who we are looking for

You should have;

A minimum 3 years’ experience programming of automated production lines. 

Extensive knowledge of PLC and HMI design and commissioning, TIA/Step 7 + Safety & Startdrive /Starter. Be fully fluent in ladder, graph and SCL languages and have significant experience with Siemens WinCC / WinCC Flex and Allen Bradley/Rockwell software. Advanced knowledge of DeviceNet, Ethernet/IP, ProfiNET, ProfiSAFE and other communication protocols

Advanced knowledge of pneumatic safety principles and design with experience of resistance welding, electrical standards and latest safety standards.

You understand motion control and robot integration and have the ability to troubleshoot issues on automated manufacturing lines.

You have revision & version management experience with the ability to read and interpret electrical & pneumatic drawings and carry out OEE calculations

Continuous Improvement Activities come as second nature to you and you have the proven ability and willingness to train others


It would be beneficial if you had;

Experience in electrical design, panel design and/or panel building. VBA and C# languages. Experience with robot functions, hydraulic design knowledge. WinCC Faceplate experience.

Previous Automotive T1 manufacturing experience and knowledge of IIoT/Industry 4.0

Your preferred qualifications

Qualified to a minimum HNC level or equivalent in Manufacturing /Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

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.

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