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A manufacturing client of ours in the Lansing, MI area is searching for a Controls Project Engineer for their direct hire opportunity on day shift.

In this role you will be responsible for helping develop machine tool controls into the next generation.  The job responsibilities include design, programing, and analysis activities for machine control systems from concept through production.

Benefits of a Controls Project Engineer:

  • Direct hire
  • Day shift 
  • Union shop
  • Medical, dental, vision 
  • Short term and long-term disability insurance

Duties of a Controls Project Engineer:

  • Lead design of machine controls to meet company and customer design specifications with the least cost and minimum engineering time, using existing designs and programs where possible.
  • Design component layouts to meet all applicable specifications.  Designs to conserve space, be safe, reliable, and simple with the lowest cost and minimum of engineering time.
  • Program machine controllers to meet all specifications to operate efficiently with all safety features incorporated. 
  • Evaluate inside/outside design capabilities, supply accurate information and support documentation to keep designs on time and to customer specifications.
  • Coordinate and lead review of control designs with Mechanical Project Engineer and Coordinators assigned to job prior to build.
  • Provide all required documentation to customer as scheduled for approval.
  • Maintain adequate and organized records of purchase orders, drawing approvals, etc., per assign job.
  • Obtain competitive quotations (electrical control enclosures, push button stations, etc.) as required.  Issue requisitions, taking in account long lead time items to keep project on schedule.
  • Work efficiently with shop personnel in the build, startup, debug, and support the run-off of machine.
  • Support Service Technicians and Training personnel during machine startup in customer plant.
  • Provide support to the Sales & Parts Department as required.
  • Attend meetings regarding job content, scheduling, and job progress as requested by the Customer, Sales Department, Manufacturing or company Management.
  • Remain current with the latest technology in the industry and advise Engineering Manager of any new trends that could be incorporated into company machine designs.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in Controls Engineering or similar field.
  • 2 – 3 years experience in machine tools or related industry.
  • Experience with engines or powertrains is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC’s and HMI software.  EPlan design software a plus.
  • Computer skills to include all Microsoft Products with working knowledge of Windows base systems.  
  • Strong analytical skills:  Able to compile data into useable form, recognize patterns in data, information, or events, draw logical conclusions, and make recommendations for action.
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed, and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Willing to work hands-on in the plant and at the customer’s facility, including domestic and international travel.



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