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Controls Engineer

  • Birmingham, AL

Point One

Controls Engineer

This position is responsible for all plant machine control systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new machine controls and standards.


  • Follow and enforce all plant safety rules and policies.
  • Update, modify, and continuously improve existing controls systems including robotic programs, ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interface, hydraulics, and pneumatics distribution and control
  • Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems
  • Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on existing machine control modifications to robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems
  • Create, maintain, and keep all electronic data bases: all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs; machine power distribution and all related vendor controls component part documentation
  • Schedule and complete backups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on set schedule
  • Implement and maintain data collection system from shop floor processing equipment
  • Maintain and expand existing plant floor machine control to Ethernet gateways, links, and connections
  • Maintain all sub machine control data highways
  • Maintain and update controls portion of machine standards
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or previous experience in a Controls Engineering capacity
  • Prior Controls Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment; preferably automotive
  • Prior experience with Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC’s
  • Experienced with Fanuc Robots
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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Jared Smerchek

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