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Controls Engineer

Company: Lear Corporation
Location: Vance
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

NATURE OF WORK: This is highly skilled and technical work managing automation and controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up assistance to include automation failure troubleshooting, PLC/HMI programming or updating/modification, PLC/HMI documentation creation/modification, quality gate modification, updating, troubleshooting, and Torque Control Box/Gun Programming/Modification.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (The following duties are typical for this classification. However, any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.

* Creates panel designs and layouts, bill of materials, and wiring schematics. * Reads and red-lines electrical schematic drawings. * Provides support of manufacturing operations to both shifts. * Initiates, implements, and tests change controls to include devising the required corrective actions and process improvements, and manufacturing investigations to both the process and equipment. * Identifies potential automation issues and reports to the appropriate personnel. * Coordinates implementation and testing with relevant departments and personnel * Maintains automation documentation such as functional specifications, recipe parameter tables, and standard operating procedures. * Provides project level support when required. * Provides PLC/HMI programming support for equipment upgrade projects. * Assists in troubleshooting electrical problems on existing equipment. * Creates the electrical design for new equipment and infrastructure projects. * Assists Six Sigma team efforts with software and hardware support. * Manages projects of various scopes and sizes in order to design, install, and modify plant equipment, processes, and facilities. * Defines instrument and controls requirements and establishes control system design criteria based on engineering analysis and evaluation. * Provides electrical design of automation and control systems from field devices to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) platforms. * Ensures all designs conform to all applicable codes and regulations such as OSHA, NEC, NFPA, and GMP. * Participates in development, testing, and implementation of PLC/SCADA application software for manufacturing processes, equipment, and systems. * Provides control engineering support on all commissioning and validation initiatives. * Defines and generates system requirements and functional specifications. * Assists in developing control system standards and engineering procedures. * Participates on Factory Acceptance Tests of equipment and skids. * Provides supervision of electrical and mechanical trades and contractors during control system and manufacturing equipment installations. * Provides diagnostic assistance for control system and software problems in the field. * Works with customers and field service to configure, install, and troubleshoot new control system elements. * Documents potentially problematic areas, software defect alerts, troubleshooting tips. Reviews diagnostic files and trouble reports regarding equipment.


* Knowledge of regulatory codes and standards such as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), and NEC (National Electric Code), and NFPA (National Fire Protection Act). * Knowledge of Distribution Control System (DCS) Programming. * Knowledge of Electrical Engineering in order to understand system interactions, sizing of equipment, and fuses. * Knowledge of HMI/SCADA Configuration as needed to complete required tasks and assignments. * Knowledge of PLC Programming * Knowledge of Project Management * Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access required. * Knowledge of Visual Basic required. * Knowledge of computers * Skill in using Rockwell Automation Software (e.g., RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, PanelBuilder32, RSView, RSLinx, etc.), Stanley Assembly software (i.e., Configuration Editor), Enterprise Manager (SQL)

Skill in using hands (i.e. screwdriver, hammer, etc.) and power tools (i.e., drill press, band saw).


* Must be willing to work extended hours or varying shifts to include weekends and holidays. * Must be willing to be on call to immediately respond to problems that arise with equipment and processes.


Requires a BS in an Engineering discipline, Electrical Engineering preferred, but others considered plus three years of demonstrated experience in designing and maintaining PLC/HMI based control systems, to include the implementation/validation/commissioning.

Keywords: Lear Corporation, Tuscaloosa , Controls Engineer, Other , Vance, Alabama

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