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Principal Advanced Controls Engineer

Reference Number: 5928 - MXA
Location: South Carolina

Job Location


South Carolina 

Job Posting Title
Industry-leading Controls Engineering Project leaders sought – little to no travel.



The Challenge
The  Principal AME- Controls (P-AME Controls) is a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) Test & Controls team that owns and maintains the advancement of automation, robot and test equipment for the company. Applicants for this role need to be Controls Engineering experts, passionate about cutting edge, highly innovative machine controls technologies, able to use their general knowledge of Press and Fabrication Equipment. The P-AME Controls will be responsible for full project lifecycle ownerships of electrical and automation RTP (run the plant) and/or NPI equipment projects, executed to deliverables of cost, quality, and delivery. As a key Liaison AME’s ensure plant & Project prioritized objectives are clearly understood and considered. 

What you will Do
Technical Responsibilities:
Champion controls system designs that utilize new technologies.
Utilize your domain expertise in the application and use of Control and Automation technology for capital equipment projects.
Act as a liaison who preserves successful communication with the plants, project team, system integrators and internal clients.
Develop PLC & HMI programs.
Observe safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Confirm safety systems on new equipment meets the required Category and Performance Level, as determined by the machine risk assessment.
Position Requirement:
Experience managing Controls for capital equipment procurement projects: Including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, installation, and qualification of equipment
Prior experience in a short, fast cycle, large-scale manufacturing environment
Experience with Lean manufacturing principles
Ability to work in large cross-functional teams and at all levels in the organization 
Ability to communicate effectively as an agent for change
Exceptional organizational, project management and presentation skills 
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to drive decisions based on the overall benefit to the company
Ability to mentor, grow more junior members of the team and add to the body of advanced manufacturing knowledge

What you need to Succeed
Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related discipline OR equivalent hands-on experience in technical/manufacturing disciplines
7+ years hands on & relevant controls engineering experience with knowledge of automated manufacturing equipment, presses, and fabrication equipment. 
Computer literate and skilled in MS Office, Minitab and Windows including network functions
Skilled knowledge of controls software (PROFICY, SIMATIC, RSLOGIX/STUDIOLOGIX) and coding structure for ladder logic, structured text and function blocks
Very creative Engineer with a proven ability to look past current state to develop a practical, implementable vision for future systems with a strong history of executing to vision

Preferred Qualifications:
BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering
Experience with assembly line design, automation and customized fabrication equipment and manufacturing processes
Hands-on experience in designing and operation of multiple axis automation equipment and/ or robots
Prior NPI program experience
Six Sigma Certification
Proficient in MS Scheduler (or equivalent) and AutoCAD
Working Conditions:
Working conditions are normal for a high-volume manufacturing environment.
Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds and working in and around heavy equipment.
20-30% travel may be for domestic and/or international travel to supplier sites/ plants, etc.
Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends will be required during peak project points.
Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hard hats.
These roles will require frequent walking in a manufacturing plant environment.