Cosma International Controls Engineer in Lyon Township, Michigan

Company Introduction

Magna International Cosma Body Assembly Michigan We are a leading global automotive supplier in welded assembly manufacturing operations. Our employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Maintenance/Facilities Manager the Controls Engineer will provide support, leadership and direction to the Engineering Team in the development of standards and specifications as it pertains to new equipment and to Maintenance Technicians on the controls function for the Maintenance Department.

Major Responsibilities

Supports engineering in the development of standards and specifications, including a complete purchase parts list related to controls systems. Provides technical support for controls systems during the introduction of new equipment. Supervises the assembly and installation as well as assembles and installs new equipment. Ensures proper controls specific documentation delivery from the Original Equipment Manufacturer and maintains documents (Eg., electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics, panel layouts, PLC, operator display, operator interface, robot programs, and machine power distribution), throughout equipment life cycle, and documenting any changes during that time. Plans the updates, modification, and continuous improvement of the existing controls systems including: robotic programs, ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interface, hydraulics, and pneumatics distribution and control Design and write advanced electrical controls programs as required. Provides technical support to the Assembly Department for resolving PLC, weld controls and robotic systems. Documents equipment breakdown/activity in electronic database and provides reports as requested. Uses reports to analyse opportunities for improvement Schedules and completes back-ups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on a set schedule. Install and maintain all plant floor machine controls to Ethernet gateways, links and connections; maintains all sub machine control data highways and coordinates and supports with the plant floor Ethernet machine drop routing and Ethernet message traffic control Inspects equipment conditions utilizing established Preventative Maintenance procedures Plan and lead cross-functional project teams supporting activities related to controls issues. Provide leadership and direction to Maintenance personnel during equipment downtime situations, and coordinate with the Assembly management team Responsible for the development of material and the technical training of all Maintenance personnel in the area of controls systems. Ensures compliance with national Electrical Code and OSHA standards.

Knowledge and Education

Associate Degree in Electronics from a minimum 2 year College or Technical school i.e. Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology or Industrial Electrical License preferred. Electrical controls engineering background preferable with technical education in basic electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics is required.

Work Experience

Minimum 5 years of progressively more-complex assembly/maintenance related experience.

Skills and Competencies

Value Analysis Value Engineering (VAVE) an asset. Work experience with: Allen Bradley, Fanuc,RS Logix, and Ethernet controls systems required Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Create, read, understand and modify electrical prints and specifications Working knowledge of resistance spot and GMAW Experience with Bosch or WTC weld controls Experience with PHSR and Industrial Safety Standards Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload Strong organizational, planning, written, and verbal communication skills Demonstrate a maturity of judgement, leadership skills, attention to detail and exceptional organizational, listening, communication and presentation skills in all aspects of the job function. Excellent math skills with the ability to apply to analyze data. Ability to demonstrate and use Microsoft Office ACAD, Panelbuilder, EPLAN Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements Must be able to interact effectively with other team members

Group: Cosma International

Division: Cosma Body Assembly Michigan

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Lyon Township

Job Type: Regular