Controls Engineer



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Up to USD0.00 per year

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Branch Information

Michigan Engineering - (USA) 2851 Charlevoix Drive Southeast Suite 323 MI Grand Rapids , MI 49546



Job Description

Primary Job Function:

Support new vehicle development and ongoing series production. Responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. Develop process improvements to, and provide day to day support of, plant production tooling and equipment. Support VA/VE, DFM/DFA and related activities to facilitate design alternatives that improve product manufacturing feasibility, efficiency and effectiveness.

Represent manufacturing in cross functional teams to develop, launch and support series production.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include:

* Design and development aspects of electrical and automated control systems, equipment, and machinery for series production.

* Establish and maintain equipment specifications and performance requirements for product manufacturing equipment.

* Works closely with colleagues across a number of functions, including operations, purchasing, quality, logistics and design.

* Provide day to day support of PLC based hardware and software for production manufacturing processes.

* Assess production processes for continuous improvement to address process variances.

* Create and maintain process documentation including process flow charts, characteristic matrix, process illustrations, PFMEA, process sheets, visual aids, gage instructions, control charts and others.

* Support product team VA/VE, DFM/DFA and related processes to meet product and manufacturing process and/or ergonomic optimization objectives.

* Interface with the customer and/or suppliers with system integration for manufacturing solutions.

* Utilize Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, TPM, problem solving, corrective action and root cause analysis principles.

* Drive and develop technical requirements, support sourcing decisions and manage equipment integrator and tool vendor activities, for plant production equipment, gauges and tooling.

* Assist with requirements and implementation of TS16949.

* Ensure compliance with TS16949, customer specific requirements, Webasto-Edscha Cabrio procedures, and other applicable standards

Budgetary Responsibilities:

Minimize expenditures through efficient development of equipment. Responsible for tooling and CapEx budgets.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

* Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering or equivalent level of experience.

* Understanding of manufacturing engineering with respect to one or more of these areas: automated assembly equipment, complex product assemblies, mechanisms, metal and plastic forming, fastening technologies, tooling, gauges, and varied production processes.

* Understanding of Lean Mfg, Kaizen, TPM, corrective action and root cause analysis programs or tools.

* Understanding of FMEA and GD&T.

* Knowledge of JIT and JIS Production Systems.

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications.

* Knowledge of MES, SPD, SAP or similar production systems.

* Excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills.

* Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC),

* Drives, Vision systems, Torque controller, robots, HMI's, Safety scanner & light curtain