Manufacturing Controls Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

Job Description

The Manufacturing Controls Engineer plans and designs electrical and controls system solutions for manufacturing processes and coordinates integration of machinery for manufacturing plant to maximize yield and productivity.  The engineer maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods & processes, and work force utilization. He/she determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification. The ideal candidate uses creativity to problem solve and enjoys working collaboratively with others on the floor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 

• Maximizes product yields by analyzing equipment, workflow, assembly methods & processes

• Justifies new equipment and integrates into manufacturing using disciplined approach to qualification of equipment and process

• Prepares and utilizes statistical data analytics to make sound decisions on equipment and processes

• Troubleshoots electrical and controls issues impacting equipment availability and product quality

• Maintains and develops documentation for equipment and control systems.

• Maintains and updates documentation including drawings, machine specifications and standards

• Develops and implements work instructions and documentation for procedures and provides training to affected associates

• Provides support and information for new and sustaining product development in regards to manufacturability

• Identifies waste reduction opportunities and executes a plan to eliminate

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BSEE preferred)

• 3+ years relevant engineering experience

• Good knowledge of production/manufacturing processes and automation

• Proficiency with schematics and wiring diagrams

• Experience designing and programming Vision Inspection systems, PLCs and HMIs preferred


EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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