Continental, Inc

  • Electrical Controls Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Plymouth
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    Plymouth, Michigan | $32.60hr| Direct Hire





    Continental Inc is looking to hire an experienced Electrical Controls Engineer in Plymouth, Michigan. This position is responsible for assisting in developing equipment standards and verification that sourced equipment meets established standards.


    GENERAL Electrical Controls Engineer RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist in developing equipment standards and verification that sourced equipment meets established standards.
    • Participate in developing tooling standards and verification that sourced tooling meets established standards in assembly.
    • Assist in the specification, procurement and installation of metalizing, coating and assembly equipment along with support equipment for same. Provide launch support for assigned equipment.
    • Support operations on troubleshooting complex issues in assembly, molding and coatings as required.
    • Good working knowledge of project information and project interdependencies in order to make informed decisions.
    • Meet your commitments and confront and elevate issues timely
    • Participate in corrective actions for Customer complaints



    Qualifications of Electrical Controls Engineer- 

    • Minimum of 5 - 7 years Engineering and Manufacturing experience in the Automotive and/or Automotive Supply Base sector preferred focusing on Assembly Methods, Molding, Coating and Tooling.
    • Experience in an Integrated Product Development Team environment
    • Highly motivated, self- directed, creative, innovative and people oriented person.
    • Able to multi-task on several fronts to meet Business Plan objectives.
    • Good PC Application Skills.
    • Demonstrates focus on meeting program commitments.
    • Good project management, planning and scheduling skills.


    Mathematical / Technical Skills:

    • Ability to interpret and design electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings.
    • Aptitude for working with numbers with a high degree of accuracy.
    • Programming of Programmable Logic Controllers with advanced functionality (PID, motion control, serial and Ethernet communication, etc)
    • Experience with various Maintenance and tooling activities, knowledge of product design and production systems.


    • Understanding of machine programming and Ethernet
    • Understanding of HMI programming.
    • Ability to research and learn programming and troubleshooting techniques on specialized equipment (ie. Servo controllers, frequency drives, etc)
    • Knowledge and implementation of Electrical Safety code and control reliable safety circuits
    • Take a lead role in understanding the technical aspects of our specific product on our equipment and mentor/train others on our processes.
    • Support and participate as required in preventive maintenance of equipment and improving up-time.
    • Knowledge of Customer Specific requirements (TS16949 / ISO9000 / ISO 14001 / OHSMS) and industry Standards.
    • Proven ability to execute project plans that have achieved the identified targets.
    • Effective equipment delivery
    • Meets established targets
    • Safety and ergonomic standards
    • Established manufacturing standards
    • Incorporating lessons learned
    • A continuous improvement mentality and the ability to apply this personal capability and knowledge to the companies processes, products, and associates (mentoring).
    • Excellent planning and organization skills.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent follow-up tools and mechanisms.
    • Ability to travel as needed basis to equipment suppliers and other Magna Divisions.
    • Understanding of asset re-utilization and planning to limit additional requirements.



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