• Controls Engineer - Battle Creek, MI

    Posted: 11/03/2022

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    Job Summary

    The Controls Engineer is responsible for all plant machine control systems and documentation while working with Engineering on new machine controls and standards.


    • Update, modify, and continuously improve 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 develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems.
    • Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on existing machine control modifications to robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic pneumatic and vision systems.
    • Create, maintain and keep current all hard copies and electronic data bases: all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs; machine power distribution and all related vendor controls component part documentation when edited.
    • Implement and maintain data collection system from shop floor processing equipment.
    • Maintain and expand existing plant floor machine control to Ethernet gateways, links and connections with IOT Team as needed.
    • Maintain all sub machine control data highways.
    • Work with M&T to maintain and update controls portion of machine standards.
    • Coordinate with and aid company systems personnel with plant floor Ethernet machine drop routing and Ethernet message traffic control.
    • Complete correspondence, forms and reports using personal computer and applicable software.
    • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices leading by example.
    • Participate in continual improvement activities.
    • Adhere to customer requirements, business operating system and company policies.
    • Oversee projects from inception through completion.
    • Train and support maintenance personnel.
    • Travel to DMCN, DMAR & DNJP for training and support of machine manufacturing & improvement.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related discipline OR an Associate’s degree and four years of the same experience OR 8 plus years equivalent experience.
    • Demonstrate advanced skills in programming and interfacing with PLCs, Panelviews, servos, robots and vision systems. 
    • Prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines.
    • Effectively present information and respond to questions from management, team members, suppliers and customers.
    • Read/interpret blueprints and schematics.
    • Manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
    • Work flexible hours to be available for three shifts, weekends and areas.

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Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC)

 PO Box 54, Clawson, MI 48017

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