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Controls Engineer

Reference Number: 5966 - MXA
Location: Birmingham, AL

Controls Engineer Needed in the Greater Birmingham Alabama Area

Position to which it reports Continuous Improvement Leader


Responsible for providing the Electrical/Controls Engineering expertise to establish proper
operation, maintenance, preventive maintenance, reliability, and spare parts, for all plant
production equipment as well as plant infrastructure and facilities. This function also provides
direct technical support for the maintenance department to improve the overall performance of the
production facility by developing technician effectiveness with on-the-job training, spare parts
availability; implementing continuous improvement projects and supporting production. In addition,
the function provides project management for all product programs.


Main responsibilities

  • Provides direct technical support to the Engineering and Maintenance Department to advance
    the performance of the production facility.
  • Use downtime and quality data and a solid analytical approach to develop and implement
    continual improvement.
  • Serves as the technical resource for the plant operations.
  • Develops and maintains plant and equipment spare parts, drawings, schematics, software
    programs, etc.
  • Manages pro jects with skill; meeting deadlines, milestones, budgets, and goals.
  • Supports plant-wide effort to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
  • Responsible for working daily with the Continuous Improvement Leader to adva nce the
    performance of the production facility.
  • Provides support and guidance for th e continual development of the engineering/maintenance
    team framework.
  • Assures that trainin g and development needs are identified, and programs initiated.
  • Ensures that the Company's principles, policies, and programs are consistently prac ticed.

Profile requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 3 + years of experience in a large manufacturing facility or automation/integrations company
  • PLC controllers and logic, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics, electro-mechanical
    troubleshooting skills, servo drives, data acquisition programs, robots controls and
    troubleshooting, automation, controls, HMI, sensing devices, CAD, and computer software.

Technical skills

  • Excellent Problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Allen Bradley (PLC 5, RS Logix 5000, slick 500 Control logix,), Siemens S7 Device net, Profibus,
    Ethernet IP, Die Casting, CNC, Robotics, and/or large hydraulic system experience is a Plus.
  • Good ability of planning, organizing, and controlling activities (multitasking)
  • Results-oriented, product-focused excellent ability to work cross-functionally.