Controls Engineer, Lathrop Castings


The Role

Controls Engineer – Castings and CNC Machining

The successful candidate will have extensive
experience in industrial automation, with a focus on PLC systems,
communications architecture, and integration with robotics and databases. This
person must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and shop managers. ​ The successful candidate will have knowledge in
Assembly systems, as well as exceptional interpersonal, organizational and
management skills, demonstrating the ability to be an innovator and change agent. ​


Develop programming
standards for PLC and automated systems

Responsibility for
backing up and maintaining all equipment programs

Shop lead person for all
projects and installations with regard to control systems for production

Support and assist
maintenance team in troubleshooting difficult breakdowns and chronic equipment

Act as shop liaison to
IT department for MES (Manufacturing Execution System) development and
implementation. (product information tracking)

Oversee maintenance,
electrical and PLC projects, verify proper documentation

Instruct and manage
supplier and equipment buyoffs

Conduct risk assessments
and implement finding

HMI programming and
system development

Generate, develop
electrical drawings. Buyoff on electrical drawings from contractors


BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics engineering degree or
equivalent relevant industry experience

Experience with IDRA Die
Cast Equipment is highly desired

2+ years of extensive
experience with industrial equipment controls, interfaces, and communication

Must be proficient in
PLC programming, troubleshooting, and configuration. Experience with various
Allen-Bradley or Siemens platforms is highly desirable.

HMI programming skills

Experience with robot
programming, backup and restoration

Experience creating
various reports and database tools for management

Good overall computer
skills, including Microsoft Office and e-mail programs. CAD is a plus.

Excellent communication
skills, both verbal and written.

Experience in automotive
manufacturing is highly desired.

ACAD experience in
developing electrical schematics