Controls Engineer, Lathrop Castings

Tesla

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. ​

Responsibilities

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Develop programming
standards for PLC and automated systems

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Responsibility for
backing up and maintaining all equipment programs

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

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

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

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Oversee maintenance,
electrical and PLC projects, verify proper documentation

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Instruct and manage
supplier and equipment buyoffs

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Conduct risk assessments
and implement finding

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HMI programming and
system development

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

Requirements

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

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Experience with IDRA Die
Cast Equipment is highly desired

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

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

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HMI programming skills

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Experience with robot
programming, backup and restoration

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Experience creating
various reports and database tools for management

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

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Excellent communication
skills, both verbal and written.

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Experience in automotive
manufacturing is highly desired.

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ACAD experience in
developing electrical schematics