Controls Engineer

Magna International Inc. Williamsburg , VA 23188

Posted 3 weeks ago

Company IntroductionWilliamsburg Manufacturing is a division of Cosma International. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Williamsburg Manufacturing supports Ford, Chrysler and GM, as well as other Cosma divisions with stampings and assemblies.

Job IntroductionThis position is responsible for all plant machine control systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new machine controls and standards.\r


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions\r

Major ResponsibilitiesUpdate, modify, and continuously improve existing controls systems including robotic programs, ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interface, hydraulics, and pneumatics distribution and control\r

  • Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems\r

  • Develops and supports Funnel cloud implementation and maintenance\r

  • Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on existing machine control modifications to robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems\r

  • Create, maintain and keep current all hard copies and electronic data bases: all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs; machine power distribution and all related vendor controls component part documentation\r

  • Schedule and complete back ups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on set schedule\r

  • Implement and maintain data collection system from shop floor processing equipment\r

  • Maintain and expand existing plant floor machine control to Ethernet gateways, links and connections\r

  • Maintain all sub machine control data highways\r

  • Maintain and update controls portion of machine standards\r

  • Coordinate with and aid company systems personnel with plant floor Ethernet machine drop routing and Ethernet message traffic control\r

  • Complete correspondence, forms and reports using personal computer and applicable software\r

  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis\r

  • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example\r

  • Promote and facilitate Open Door process, effective communication and Fair Treatment\r

  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities\r

  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies\r

  • Perform other duties as assigned\r

Knowledge and EducationBachelor's degree in a related discipline, i.e. Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology, etc., or equivalent experience and education\r

  • Electrical controls engineering background desired\r

  • Experience developing, deploying and supporting Funnel Cloud preferred\r

  • Complete knowledge of and ability to design and use relay logic, ladder logic, pneumatic logic and hydraulic logic\r

  • Complete knowledge of and ability to use RS232, RS422, DH485, Ethernet, DH+, Device Net, Control Net and remote I/O communications protocol\r

  • Understanding of and ability to use java C+, C++ and Visual Basic\r

  • Complete understanding and ability to use Excel, Word, Access, Project, AutoCad, and all related computer software for machine programming, backup and monitoring

Work Experience5+ years of controls experience in a manufacturing environment; stamping and assembly preferred\r

  • Experience with Allen Bradley Processors, Motoman Robots, and Fanuc Robots a plus\r

Skills and CompetenciesAble to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction\r

  • Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive employee relations\r

  • Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines\r

  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, employees, suppliers and customers\r

  • Able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics\r

  • Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact\r

  • Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines\r

  • Able to work flexible hours to be available for three shifts and weekends\r

  • Able to use computer and software as required\r

Work EnvironmentWork environment includes office and manufacturing plant floor \r

  • The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers. The plant floor is characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise and considerable tow motor traffic.\r

  • Flexible hours and overtime as required\r

  • Will travel to domestic and international customer and supplier locations as necessary (up to 25%)\r

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Controls Engineer

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