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Controls Engineer

Company: CW Bearing
Location: Northville
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Our Success Formula: Global Network - Local Service.

CW Bearing USA, Inc. is a medium-sized manufacturing company poised for growth over the next few years. We are a globally operational, privately-owned company based in Ningbo, on China's east coast. The company was founded in 1984 by Hu Xiangen.

We specialize in the development and production of a wide range of premium quality ball bearings for electrical motors, gearboxes, power tools and the automotive industry. We also specialize in ball nuts and ball screws for automotive and industrial customers.

CIXING GROUP CO. LTD. is one of the 10 largest producers of ball bearings in China. We possess a worldwide sales and distribution network and have offices in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.

Our ultra-modern production facilities enable us to serve both global customers and mid-sized companies. Regardless of the size of the delivery - small lots or serial production - we never lose sight of our customers' requirements. The establishment of good working partnerships is our highest priority.

We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, 401k with annual employer match, flexible schedules (for applicable positions) clean temperature-controlled manufacturing facility, and much more!

We are currently seeking:

Position: Controls Engineer

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Classification: Salaried Exempt

Work From Home Status: Does Not Apply (position is 100% in-person and candidates must live locally or within a reasonable commuting distance; no relocation is available)

Job Summary:

The Controls Engineer drives business profitability by performing machine electrical control design and programming of the Company's machines.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide key input into the development of departmental strategic goals along with identifying key measurable to support the departmental goals.
  • Create PLC program and HMI Programs using Siemens and Omron.
  • Maintain PLC based control systems for manufacturing automation and instrumentation.
  • Program PLC ladder logic and improve logic to reduce cycle time, reduce downtime due to crashes
  • Support machinery installations with electrical and control information as needed
  • Lead projects and assist skilled trades in electrical disciplines.
  • Manage control engineering projects from conception to final implementation.
  • Configure and test PCs for use in material handling automation systems
  • Support operations in electrical/controls troubleshooting and continuous improvement activities.
  • Generate wiring schematics and control drawings with AutoCAD, maintain all plant electrical prints.
  • Work closely with engineering team to define system control needs.
  • Select industrial control components, assist with MRO crib.
  • Assist corporate controls in engineering changes and new programs.
  • Guide, design, develop and test electrical control methods, materials, processes and results.
  • Champion assigned engineering changes communicate and coordinate accordingly to all departments.
  • Train, coach and mentor the electrical controls process for controls engineers, manufacturing and skilled trades colleagues.
  • Support plant activities towards achieving customer awards and Quality registration (ex. TS 16949, ISO 14001, etc.)
  • Direct and/or participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities (ex. 8D reports, department meetings, etc.).
  • Responsible for adhering to all internal and OSHA required safety procedures in performing daily work activities.
  • Assure all safety devices are properly in place and utilized and verify individual usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by the work team.
  • Support the Company's mission vision and values in performance of daily activities
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all levels of the Organization
  • Other tasks as assigned by management

    Required Skills & Abilities:

    • Working knowledge of PLC hardware and Ladder Logic programming, to include Siemens PLC's, Siemens Step 7, Siemens TIA Portal, Omron PLC's, CX-One
    • Excellent "hands on" electrical/mechanical aptitude.
    • Computer literacy and good knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
    • Understanding electrical/controls circuitry and schematics.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
    • Knowledge of factory information system.
    • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills
    • Ability to Prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced work environment.

      Education & Experience:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
      • 5+ year(s) of experience with integration of PLC and CNC controls on machine tool systems is highly desired
      • Minimum 5 or more years of related technical, hands-on experience.
      • Experienced controls engineer with working knowledge of appropriate electrical controls and safety engineering standards, and industry practices.
      • Robotics design/controls implementation experience required

        Physical Requirements

        Positions at CW may require the following: alternating between sitting and standing; climbing stairs, ladders, scaffolding or ramps; crouching/stooping; driving; near/far visual acuity; fine motor manipulation; gross motor manipulation; hearing; keyboarding; kneeling; lifting/carrying; moving objects; peripheral visual acuity; pushing or pulling; reaching overhead or below; repetitive task performance; sitting; speaking; standing; using foot or leg controls; walking.

        Environmental Requirements

        Our manufacturing facility is a climate-controlled environment. There is no long-term exposure to dangerously loud noise or extreme temperatures.

        Cognitive Requirements

        Cognitive abilities include executing tasks independently; learning and/or memorizing tasks; maintaining concentration/focus on tasks; working with/in close proximity to, other people.

        Attendance Requirements

        All hourly team members are expected to report to work and be ready to work at their scheduled start time. It is required that they adhere to and follow the attendance policy(ies).

        All salaried team members are expected to perform their duties/responsibilities in a timely manner. Although they may not have set schedules, they are expected to either be at work on a schedule agreed upon by their manager or be available via phone/text/Teams if working remotely (Remote work does not apply to CWM positions).

        All CW entities are equal opportunity employers.

        Employee Referral Eligible - Level 2/3


Keywords: CW Bearing, Detroit , Controls Engineer, Other , Northville, Michigan

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