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Sr. Controls Engineer – manufacturing environment
Athens, GA

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$75,000 - $95,000 / yr

Major and established international company has an opportunity for a Sr. Controls Engineer at their large manufacturing complex commutable to the east of the Atlanta metropolitan area.  There are major company benefits and 1-2% bonus potential. 



·         Finds problems, plans, and implements improvements for existing product and manufacturing process issues.

·         Develop and maintain document quality system for new and existing programs (PFMEA, control plan, process flow, work instructions, and inspection documents).

·         Performs research, development, evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of manufacturing systems, processes, and equipment to meet requirements.

·         Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members, and evaluating results.

·         Gives input to product design based on design for manufacture/design for assembly philosophy.

·         Performs cost-benefit analysis for product and/or manufacturing process cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.

·         Leads or participates in Kaizen activities to ensure continuous improvement in manufacturing processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.

·         Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of building floor space, equipment, and tooling.

·         Performs routine activities accurately and promptly per instructions and procedures.

·         Train Production and Maintenance Associates to improve technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills on the production shop floor.

·         Performs other work as assigned by Management.



·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field with at least 3 years of engineering experience. 

·         Experience in automotive manufacturing industry is preferred.

·         Must be able to read, interpret, and create blueprints and technical documents.

·         Must be proficient with programming PLCs, HMIs, and vision systems.  Preferably Keyence, Omron, and/or Mitsubishi.

·         Must have at least 3 years of hands on experience with high volume CNC Machining, automated assembly, and/or plastic injection molding processes.

·         Experience with programming FANUC robots and CNC controls is preferred.

·         Excellent troubleshooting skills.

·         Able to demonstrate ingenuity/creativity regarding problem solving and countermeasure implementation.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent organizational skills, able to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.

·         Able to quickly learn basic knowledge of the company, products, manufacturing processes, and rules.

·         Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.




Required to sit or stand and move about the facility.  Occasional lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs.



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