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Engineer - Controls

Location: 

Marysville, MI, US, 48040

Req ID 12939 | Marysville, United States

  

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Production Engineering Team at our Marysville, MI plant!

 

Position Summary:

The Controls Engineer is responsible for planning, implementing, and sustaining stable and capable production/business process as they pertain to equipment functionality, and for developing efficiency procedures as needed.  Machine/Equipment capabilities are as they relate to safety, throughput, quality-improvement, monitoring, and correcting related issues of Assembly/Machining production lines.


Job Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of machine specifications and the acquisition of assets necessary to deliver the desired business result.
  • Support the development of business cases by providing estimated investment and manpower required.
  • Utilize engineering techniques and lean concepts with the intent on improving process flows, reducing operational expenses, developing new processes, and improving productivity across the business unit.
  • Serve as an internal consultant for issues related to maintenance controls in troubleshooting and problem-solving scenarios.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise (lead, coordinate and facilitate troubleshooting) in the modification of hardware, software, electrical, and power transmission control systems to improve safety, reliability and operational readiness of manufacturing equipment.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance, Production, and IT to modify programming and controls systems involving PLC’s and PC’s.
  • Develop solutions and ensure the completion of long-term elimination of controls deficiencies; develop alternatives for controls equipment replacement, upgrade or program revisions that improve equipment performance and overall equipment reliability.
  • Analyze and challenge existing procedures in areas of responsibility throughout the facility, making recommendations and working with Operational Management to integrate solutions.
  • Develop concepts and implement solutions for network and automation.
  • Troubleshoot, plan, test, and coordinate the implementation of preventive actions in order to establish and verify a stable production processes in terms of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Monitor and improve performance of processes with respect to OEE, cycle time, uptime, and FTT.
  • Establish, maintain, update, and administer controls documentation, including schematics.
  • Generate, prepare, and present reports daily to immediate supervisor.
  • Conform to all safety rules and use all necessary safety equipment.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering plus 2-4 years of related controls experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Basic English language competency required.
  • Strong computer skills. Must be proficient in MS Office.
  • Experience with Assembly and Machining.
  • Ability to set and achieve goals with minimum to no supervision.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, interpersonal, and planning skills.
  • Must have the ability to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Must be self-directed and willing to work any shift.
  • Knowledge and programming experience with AutoCAD, Siemens, Transline, Rockwell, vision systems and robots required.
  • Knowledge and experience with dispensing systems, networks (ethernet, profibus, profinet), fastening operations, FDM/press operations, NVH, balancing (BTI), laser cutting/welding, etching, gear cutting, heat treat, gear machining, straightening, and gear testing.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Electrical Engineering Bachelor Degree.
  • Basic German language.
  • Project management experience.
  • Arc Flash knowledge.
  • Keyence/Cognex/FANUC vision systems.
  • FANUC robots.
  • Experience with GP Reaves and A/C Shucker dispensing systems, Atlas Copco DC fastening operations, Kistler/Promess and Atlas Copco FDM/press operations, Trumpf, LaserMech and Precitec laser cutting/welding, Keyence and Telesis etching, Gleason gear cutting and machining, heat treat, Oerlikon gear machining, Eitel straightening, and Klingenberg gear testing.
     

Physical Requirements of Position:

Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools; or controls;  reach with hands and arms; ascend stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear taste or smell.  The associate must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Engineer - Controls and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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