Cadillac Products Automotive Company

CONTROLS ENGINEER – ROSEVILLE, MI

General Scope of Responsibility:  Develop and manage electrical and control system design, implementation and change processes.

DUTIES & ELEMENTS:
Responsibilities:
• Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on engineering principles and involvement in presentation of the solution to customer.
• Provide technical support to external and internal customers.
• Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases.
• Responsible for project success whether project leader or as part of a project team.
• Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed.
• Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities.
• Interpret client requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.

Engineering:
• Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, and motor controls.
• Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements.
• Create accurate Bill of Materials.
• Define equipment and parts from external suppliers.
• Conduct cost and time estimation.

Project Execution:
• Oversee project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure timely delivery of projects, expected quality, and allotted budget.
• Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems. Able to maintain project scope and identify project creep.
• Support manufacture, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, servos, vfd’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and robotic integration.
• Create customer documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
• Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.

Project Completion:
• Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard.
• Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities.

Servicing:
• Modifies systems upon customer’s request and documents the amendments accordingly.
• Provide high quality pre-sales, design-in and post-sales technical support to customer.
• Performs service on Allen Bradley Servo Motors.
• Must have panel construction knowledge.
• Pipe bending and wire pulling abilities a must.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

*The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions and related requirements of persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Work Experience, etc.):

Minimum [Must have to be considered for the position]: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or similar related degree).
  • 3-5 years related job experience.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Indusoft, AutoCAD Electrical
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspection, and communications systems
  • Experience demonstrating an ability to efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals
  • Experience demonstrating critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, and ablility to work independently and in team environments
  • Experience demonstrating ability to be proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and to work in high output environment
  • Experience balancing multiple projects
  • Travel as required to support projects

Desired:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with thermoforming processes.
  • A working knowledge of plant processes.
  • A level 2 understanding of SPC.
  • The ability to perform Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Design of Experiments (DOE’s).
  • Ability to plan and organize.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems.
  • Ability to reach closure on assigned tasks within suspense dates.

HUMAN RELATIONS:

 The Controls Engineer (CE) works closely with, and often serves as support to a number of different departments and personnel. As a result, and in order to achieve optimum effectiveness, the CE must maintain a positive, cooperative relationship with various departments/individuals and must be responsive to their needs.

The CE interacts with all levels of the organization, i.e., with operators through senior managers.  To be effective, the CE must be sensitive to, and cooperatively blend the needs and goals of the various levels of the organization with the common denominator of ‘achieving organizational objectives’, i.e., effective launches, safety, quality, productivity, cost reduction, and positive employee/ employer relations.

Finally, in the role of a problem solver, the CE must remain objective and be able to make recommendations based on facts, regardless of whether those recommendations are popular.

The CE must take ownership of the processes to which they are assigned and be accountable for all related machines.

 

Interested and qualified candidates can submit their salary requirements and resume to HR Recruiter at cpacrecruiting@cadprodauto.com.