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Controls Engineer Job, Dundee, MI

Job Number: 1029381

Location: Dundee, MI

Date Posted: 9-1-2017


The Controls Engineer is responsible for performing process engineering activities, including simultaneous engineering, project management, plant launch support, continuous process improvement and other product/process assurance planning activities. The Engineer will support and contribute to DEP's World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program and tools. The Engineer will be responsible for the initial phases of tool engineering in this extensive CNC machining and electrical controls environment. The initial phases include determining the complete required tooling, estimating cost, and obtaining competitive bids from vendors. The Engineer will determine which manufacturing operations will be performed and in what sequence.

The Controls Engineer will determine for each operation the number and kind of machine tools used, including fixtures and gauges and the proper feeds and speeds for each machine to ensure HPE productivity targets are achieved and develop plant layouts for placement and arrangement of machinery and equipment. He/she will prepare specifications for architects and major contractors while participating in the initial phases of quality engineering, determine quality control methods, procedures and techniques to control and improve product quality and conduct studies using advanced statistical methods and techniques for solution of quality issues. The selected candidate will provide floor support to address downtime issues and support Dynamometer and cold test operations, debug and program new equipment, actively participate in DEP's employee suggestion program, Innovation by Suggestion.

The work environment is normally an indoor manufacturing environment where the noise level is moderate to loud requiring hearing protection in certain areas on the floor. The chosen candidate will be required to wear safety glasses at all times on the production floor, occasionally required to lift more than 20 pounds, and may be required to work weekend/rotational shifts.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or related technical field
  • More than 18 months of experience in a manufacturing environment, with some knowledge of current engine plant manufacturing processes, technology and tooling and equipment activities
  • Some exposure to simultaneous engineering with product and/or process engineering suppliers
  • Must possess some experience and knowledge of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) equipment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deal with a variety of people at all levels within the organization
  • Self-directed, team oriented with demonstrated planning/problem solving/ equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Experience and working knowledge of Statistical Process Control tools
  • Experience and working knowledge of computer systems and software
  • Experience with Siemens, FANUC or Mitsubishi PLC's & Servo's (Controls Engineering Background)
  • Weekend/rotational work may be required
Physical Demands:
  • Occasionally required to lift more than 20 pounds
 Working Environment:
  • Normally an indoor manufacturing environment
  • Noise level is moderate to loud requiring hearing protection in certain areas on the floor
  • Safety glasses are required at all times on the production floor
  • Weekend/rotational work may be required
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Engineering Degree

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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