Controls Engineer - Manufacturing Operations
at Ronin Staffing

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

Job Description

Position Title: Controls Engineer - Manufacturing Operations #273314 - 2 Openings
Rate: $44.50/hr
Location: Livonia, MI 48150
Duration: 1year contract + possible extension and / or hire
Up to 90% travel is required
Estimated overtime per week - 20 


Position Description:
• Ensure compliance to hardware and software of conveyors and tooling to the Ford standards and Statement of Work.
• Lead for controls from buyoff, commissioning and till handoff to plant.
• Lead and coordinate Protag reviews for controls issues
• Provide Trouble shooting and fault analysis expertise
• Validate tooling and conveyors are to standard using checklist and compare utilities
• Manage multiple projects by multiple suppliers on a program
• Coordinate of deviation to standard as required. Determine if a deviation is necessary. • Ensure risk assessments are complete for controls programming and controls hardware changes.
• Lead trouble shooting; coordinate resources to find root cause and fixes, manage and breakdown problems into items that can be validated.
• Lead in integration of controls into Ford IT systems - Factory Information Systems (FIS), Error Proofing, and Next Generation Automated Vehicle Scheduling.
• Participate in through-put analysis and constraint analysis
• Lead to resolve EP system issues: o Tracking controller issues o Get correct data to AIS box o Error-proofing system issues
• Andon o Validate system function, ensure PLC logic and station numbering are correct.

Skills Required:
• Rockwell PLC (PLC5 and Control Logix) and other Rockwell components required o PowerFlex VFD o Servo Drives
• RSLogix 5, 500, 5000; RSView and Factory Talk knowledge preferred
• Programming PLC and PanelViews – Rockwell Automation and Siemens
• Ethernet IP – design and troubleshooting
• Vision systems
• Robots (Fanuc)
• MS Office Application competency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project)

Skills Preferred:
• Project management skills preferred
• Siemens S7 with TIA portal for EMS, Skillet, AGV and RGV controls
• Controls Design, PLC/HMI and Robot programming preferred

Experience Required:
• Leading Controls related projects from Design complete installation and commissioning of the systems
• Vehicle Operation Final Assembly Standard (VOFAS) preferred
• Industry standards – NFPA70E, NFPA79, ANSI, SAE HS-1738, UL 508A
• Ability to lead 8D
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work with all levels of personal for the duration of the program
• Strong written and oral communication skills

Experience Preferred:
• Problem solving skills using statistics (6 Sigma Black Belt preferred)
• Implementation of Error-proofing preferred
• Knowledge of IT systems (AVS, EP, FIS, Networks) preferred
• Systems Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical) skills preferred
• Automotive manufacturing experience preferred
• Competency in MTTR/MTBF and the FRED process preferred

Education Required:
• BS in Electrical Engineering or 5 year minimum controls experience + engineering degree

Additional Information:
• Travel within US and International for Buyoff, installation and launch support

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contractor
  • Location: Livonia, MI
  • Job Type: Manufacturing
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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