Controls Engineer

Location : 1401 S. Washington, Holland, MI 49423

 

Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   

 

What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.

 

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Position Summary:

Responsible for machine standardization, launch, troubleshooting, maintaining and improvement of highly automated controls, robotic and welding systems. This is often accomplished in demanding situations with tight deadlines.

  • Develop, test and improve current machine standards. 
  • Design and program PLC, HMI, robots and other types of electronic or electrical manufacturing equipment. 
  • Provide support for installation, controls issues and wiring upgrades on equipment. 
  • Assist in and occasionally lead in the trouble shooting of malfunctioning equipment. 
  • Conduct continuous improvement activities such as cycle time reduction, standardization of existing equipment and incorporation of error proofing strategies.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline (required). 
  • 5+ years of experience with PLC & HMI programming (required). 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with Rockwell software and AB CompactLogix, GuardLogix, PanelView plus platforms (required). 
  • Two to three years system integration experience (preferred). 
  • Ability to design and create prints. 
  • Ability to install hardware and wiring. 
  • Ability to program and debug automated robotic welding, sealing, fastening and assembly system. 
  • Ability to program Panel View (HMI) and PLCs. 
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and troubleshoot. 
  • Ability to use computer aided modeling to ensure work output meets customer needs (internal and external).
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

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Benefits We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.