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Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Years Experience



Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts


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Senior Controls Engineer – New Facility Start-up.

Southfield, MI area.

A global leader of motor systems and electric drive assemblies for Electric Vehicles is in the process of launching a new manufacturing plant due to the award of a huge multi-vehicle program by a US OEM.

This is a highly automated, state-of-the-art facility with all brand new equipment currently being installed. We need a Senior Controls Engineer to be the controls leader for this new operation.

Job Summary:

The Controls Engineer provides controls / electrical engineering needs for the facility cell and assists maintenance in supporting the plant through trouble shooting / problem solving methodologies to eliminate down time and decrease quality defects to the customer. The Controls Engineer will also write / create / modify programs to meet the plant objectives as well as maintain warranty and customer liabilities.


  • Evaluates, trouble shoots, develops designs and implements manufacturing process controls for all assigned programs manufactured in-house including OEM equipment and supply to ensure high quality, productivity, and cost efficiencies.
  • Develop algorithms to control devices.
  • Provide Controls engineering support plant wide as well as engineering support to the facility.
  • Provide support to the Quality Department on customer issues and during customer concerns
  • Provide guidance to process engineering and maintenance technicians to minimize down-time and drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide justification for standards changes.
  • Keeper of backup program communications and downloads.
  • Follow procedures and corrective action assignments as required to eliminating or reduce PPM’s.
  • Able to provide recommendation on relative technological advancement in controls engineering.
  • Ability to troubleshoot data software interface systems.
  • Evaluates manufacturing control systems such as Siemens Controls, Robotics, Scanners, Cameras, AGV, SCADA, MES, etc. by applying knowledge of design, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observation from operators.
  • Assures machine process quality through internal design/ implementation and review of vendor controls using established standards.
  • Write and test logic to ensure that error proofing systems are functioning to design intent.
  • Conducts research on product and process deficiencies and recommends modifications in products, process methods, or quality standards where warranted.
  • Ensure full respect of EHS rules and regulations.
  • Assist with any additional tasks as assigned by the company.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills - ability to interface with other functions - and work with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Auto CAD, Electrical and mechanical, Multiple controls logic languages software programming, and robot programming
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or controls engineering required.
  • Experience in automotive manufacturing, in a role performing the same/similar essential job functions as described in Job Summary.
  • Certifications and/or specialized training in Controls highly desired.

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