Vacancies Controls Engineer
Surface Solutions Segment | Plymouth

Position: Controls Engineer


Location: Plymouth, MI



Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, amterials, and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide, Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.


Position Summary and Essential Duties:


The Primary responsibility of the Controls Engineer is to use good engineering practices to improve production processes with regards to safety, health, environmental, quality, and productivity, while minimizing waste and costs. The Controls Engineer will typically serves as a memeber of team leadership and possesses a thorough understanding of PLC’s, HMI’s, and interfacing to extract information that will improve production and process. The Controls Engineer will also need to possess the ability to program, rewrite programs, replace electrical componets, and diagnose integrated systems. A deep understanding of control logic and control processes is necessary, as is the accuracy and attention to detail. The Controls Engineer will be challenged to support the day-to-day operational business needs while pursuing mid-term goals/projects for continuious process and productivity improvements.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure health, safety, environmental, quality, and productivity goals are met using good engineering pratices
  • Gather process data. Analyze process capabilities and efficiencies. Attain and improve processes, quality, and productivity targets through engineering and slection of process equipment, instruments, and parameters.
  • Review, evaluate and/or recommend materials, instruments, and equipment
  • Analyze root cause of variability, non-conformances and/or complaints. Implement corrective and preventive actions to eliminate recurrence using quality engineering toolboxes
  • Support site initiatives in production improvements, inventory reduction, cost, and lead-time
  • Support capital projects so that they are are on time and on budget
  • Support special projects as needed by senior management
  • Liaison with vendors and cotractors regarding projects and improvement activities
  • Provide technical training to process operators and lead persons where applicable
  • Design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications for electrical and electronic based systems
  • Manage the design and installation of electrical equipment including electricl power distrubition systems, PLC’s, instrumention, variable speed AC and DC drives
  • Work with Maintenance planner to schedule electrical projects
  • Develop clear and concise operator instruction manuals


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S, Engineering
  • Electrical and PLC programing background (must provide proof)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Read and interpret operating manuals and drawings for equipment and instruments
  • Construct and interpret piping & instrumention diagrams and process flow diagrams
  • Implement calibrtion protocols and device tracking
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excell, and SAP software
  • Have no Physical restrictions, so work can be preformed in an manufacturing enviroment
  • Must be a US citizen or Green Card holder
Advertised Since
Eloina Miranda
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