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Controls Engineer
Louisville, KY

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Our client in in Louisville is a major supplier of complex assemblies to the automotive industry, and they are hiring a controls engineer.

(Will be a combination of Day Shift and Off Shift  – to be determined/discussed)

The Controls Engineer is responsible for creating, documenting, developing, supporting and improving upon the control systems that are essential to the production processes. Involvement will range from initial project sourcing all the way through SOP +90 days, or as required for corporate employees or launch through EOP plant employees. Both may be required to support implementation of engineering changes for current production products. You will provide your controls expertise to help in tooling design and automation for new projects and process changes driven by product engineering changes. Additionally, responsible for the transfer of all equipment and process documentation to the Production Plant prior to SOP; this includes all OEM equipment documentation (electronic and hard copies of manuals, BOM, drawings, recommended spare parts and recommended PM’s). Participating in the development of RFQ’s and Equipment Specifications for Capital and Tooling Requirements. Responsible for programming torque control systems and joint development. Selection of error and mistake proofing devices. Supports Engineering Cost Estimator to supply quoted assumptions for the assembly process requirements, capital / tooling investments and direct / indirect labor. Help establish design goals, process and equipment specifications for Controls and Electrical power distribution systems

 

Our client wasn’t just founded to make things. It was founded to make things better. And that begins with building better teams solely dedicated to achieving excellence at every level of execution through a combination of experience, expertise, and a deep seeded passion for what we do. Our assemblies consistently set the standard because our people consistently raise the bar. 

 

Why our client?

Competitive Wages, Paid Holidays & Vacation, Medical & Rx Plans, Dental & Vision Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Life & Disability Coverage, 401K with Company Match, Tuition Reimbursement , Vehicle and Product Discounts

Responsibilities

  • Analyze and calculate machine performance and requirements utilizing the PLC.
  • Responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation and tracking of assigned projects.
  • Develop and track capital investment budgets for assigned projects.
  • Main interface with automation and capital equipment vendors for control solutions.
  • Provide controls guidance in equipment selection, overall operations and future expansion.
  • Integrating and networking PC’s and PLC’s (TCP/IP, EthernetIP)
  • Provide support for Controls related issues, as required, to prevent or minimize production downtime.
  • Drive lean concepts (5S, OEE, Kanban, Visual Factory, TPM etc.) throughout the organization.
  • Implement process improvements to improve overall efficiencies, including automation.
  • Collaborate on all controls related communication internally and externally, including technical presentation, design reviews, capacity analysis, and feasibility studies.
  • Supports Purchasing in evaluation of new suppliers, products and technologies to help maintain a competitive edge in the industry.
  • Benchmarking processes and equipment throughout the industry and incorporating into Piston Standards.
  • Provide guidance to Maintenance Technicians helping develop skillsets and strengthen the team.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Controls Engineer or Maintenance Technician.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Engineering, Programming
  • 2-4 years of experience in PLC programming (Allen Bradley Micro Logic, SLC 500’s, ControlLogix 5000 processors) for Manual Assembly Cells, Automated Assembly Cells and Power & Free conveyor systems.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years programming of Vision Systems (Cognex, DVT, Keyence)
  • 2-4 years of experience HMI programming (AB PanelView and PanelView Plus)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in JIT, SPD, ILVS and Batch manufacturing systems. Including broadcast analysis from customer trigger through customer installation.
  • 2 years of experience with Manual and Automated Assembly Systems and Technologies, including both mechanical and control systems.
  • A minimum of 2 years of technical experience required (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, AutoCAD, RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500, RS View, ex.).
 
 
 


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