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Controls Engineer Job, Kokomo, IN

Job Number: S602

Location: Kokomo, IN

Date Posted: 9-8-2016


The Plant Controls Engineer is responsible for planning, testing and coordinating the implementation of preventative actions in the production lines in order to establish and verify capable/stable and reliable production processes in terms of safety, quality, delivery and cost. The Plant Controls Engineer will work with Maintenance Supervisors, Business Unit Leaders or Engineering Group Leaders to evaluate, implement and obtain approval for program changes. Work with IT group to modify and /or update machine/assembly PLC programs and communication programs as they relate to plant network. Investigate and resolve issues associated with machining and facilities equipment, assembly automation, work stations, robotics and automated equipment. Maintain and update controls documentation, including schematics and documents for machining/assembly, maintenance PM's. Troubleshoot PLC controls, electrical components, servo-drives, motors, wiring-cables in cable trays and panels. Review and make program changes on Siemens, Fanuc, Rockwell, ABB and a variety of other control systems. Capture and document changes, updates prints... etc. Lead, coordinate and facilitate trouble shooting electrical issues, problem issues as they relate to equipment downtime, throughput improvement, or any safety concern (interlocks, switches, etc.). Provide assistance to troubleshoot and make improvements on all electrical facilities and equipment using input from Production, Maintenance Supervisors, Business Unit Leaders, Engineering Group Leaders, tradesmen, operators, and vendors/service providers. Establish, maintain, update and administer electrical control plans. Participate in all aspects of simultaneous engineering efforts to improve current processes and new projects. Monitor and improve performance of production processes with respect to cycle time, uptime, etc. Generate, prepare and present regular reports to both internal and external stakeholders. Work with and support all plant operations in World Class Manufacturing initiatives utilizing WCM tools for continuous improvement efforts, including Kaizens and other quality improvements aids.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Must be proficient in MS-Office
  • Must possess strong problem solving skills (including SPC,DOE,Kaizen and root cause analysis)
  • Must have knowledge and experience with automated production equipment
  • Must have proven programming experience with Allen Bradley, control logics 5000, RS logic 500, Siemens, and panel view software
  • Must have experience with both Fanuc and Abb robotics programming and hardware
  • Must be knowledgeable in areas of mistake proofing and problem solving techniques. (mqp process, PFMEA and FMEAC)
  • English language competency required with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to read, understand and troubleshoot electro-hydraulic/pneumatic controls
  • Must be willing to work any shift
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CMRP certified
  • 5 or more years of manufacturing experience in automotive assembly /machining operations
  • WCM audit experience is a plus

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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