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Controls Engineer- OFF SHIFT

Company: Magna International Inc.
Location: Saint Clair
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Number: 46867
Group: Cosma International
Division: Magna Electric Vehicle Structures
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: ST. CLAIR

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Role Summary

Under the general direction of the maintenance manager, the controls engineer works independently and confers regularly with division and corporate employees, contractors, customers, and suppliers. 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 increase uptime, throughput, efficiency and quality, through the process of maintaining, designing, developing and continuously improving our equipment.

Key Responsibilities
Perform continuous improvement activities to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce production cost, by development and improvement of electrical control systems.
Ensure up to date backups for PLCs, HMIs, Robots and any other digital controller in the plant
Assist in electrical documentation of control systems and power distribution
Assist in product selection as it pertains to controls design
Maintain awareness of existing and emerging technologies in PLC, Robots, instrumentation, and computer systems
Provide training and guidance to maintenance personnel related to control systems
Consider safety as top priority in design and implementation of any control system
Assist the maintenance department in the troubleshooting and repair of electrical problems as required.
Work with maintenance to develop PM strategies and identify areas of improvement
Update electrical schematics ensuring that all electrical codes are adhered to
Participation in pre-design reviews for new machinery
Direct contractors and employees to implement control systems following the plant specifications
Always adhere to all safety rules
Report any unsafe or unhealthy conditions immediately.
Ensure that area of responsibility is clean, tidy and organized
Attend training as required or as assigned
Know the operating instructions for all equipment where you are assigned. Know the pre start-up inspection process, hazards, protective measures, personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, start & stop procedures, and equipment limitations
Be knowledgeable of any chemicals that you work with or that are in your working environment.
Wear required PPE such as safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, aprons, respirators and head protection as required.
Other duties as required.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
Able to configure and program of Allen Bradley PLCs and HMIs
Able to set-up and debug network protocols, such as Ethernet/IP, ProfiNet, etc.
Able to read electrical schematics
Able to work effectively within a team environment
Able to select electrical and controls hardware and software components
Able to manage multiple projects, and prioritize tasks
Has excellent communication skills, both oral and in written.
Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Responds to request for service in timely manner
Has a high level of analytical and creative problem-solving skills

Additional Information


The controls engineer works in a manufacturing plant environment and will be exposed to some elements such as temperature and noise. Must be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.). Ability to travel internationally and to work overtime may be required to meet customer expectations.


Equipment: Laptop PC, telephone, photocopier, etc.
Software: Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), AutoCAD Electrical, PLC/Robot Software


Familiar with RSLogix5000, RSLinx, RSNetworx, and FactoryTalk View
Knowledge of efficiency tracking, root cause analysis, and KPIs
Knowledge of electrical code (NEC and NFPA)
Competent with AutoCAD Electrical
Preferred - Licensed Industrial Electrician with apprenticeship


Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience


Minimum 7 years experience in automotive and manufacturing environment
Experience with Fanuc robots, and able to troubleshoot code & touch-up points
Experience applying machine safety requirements (ISO 12100 & 13849)


New Hire training, Employee Charter training, Safety Training


Performance Assessment conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager.


The applications created help provide accurate data that assists in monitoring the implementation of systems/goals.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.%56381059%

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