This position is for Cosma Body Assembly Michigan, a division of Cosma International, Magna International. Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, is one of the world's premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. We are a leading global automotive supplier in welded assembly manufacturing operations. Our employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.
Reporting to the Senior Controls Engineer, the Controls tech will provide support, leadership and direction to the Operations Team in the development of standards and specifications as it pertains to new equipment and to Maintenance Technicians on the controls function for the Maintenance Department.
* Supports engineering in the development of standards and specifications, including a complete purchase parts list related to controls systems. * Provides technical support for controls systems during the introduction of new equipment. Assembles and installs new equipment and supervises equipment assembly and installation. * Ensures proper controls-specific documentation delivery from the Original Equipment Manufacturer(s) and maintains documents (e.g., electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics, panel layouts, PLC, operator display, operator interface, robot programs, and machine power distribution) throughout equipment life cycle; and documents any changes during that time. * Plans the updates, modifications, and continuous improvement of 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 write advanced electrical controls programs as required. * Provides technical support to the Assembly Department for resolving PLC, weld controls and robotic systems. * Documents equipment breakdown/activity in electronic database and provides reports as requested. Uses reports to analyse opportunities for improvement. * Schedules and completes back-ups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on a set schedule. * Installs and maintains all plant floor machine controls to Ethernet gateways, links and connections; maintains all sub-machine control data highways and coordinates and supports with the plant floor Ethernet machine drop routing and Ethernet message traffic control. * Inspects equipment conditions utilizing established Preventative Maintenance procedures. * Plans and leads cross-functional project teams supporting activities related to controls issues. * Provides leadership and direction to Maintenance personnel during equipment downtime situations, and coordinates with the Assembly management team. * Takes part in the continuous improvement process to improve productivity and quality (provides suggestions at team meetings, understands losses and gives ideas/solutions, participates in trials/experiments, volunteers on committee or focus group activities, etc.) and focuses on solutions. * Attends departmental and plant-wide communication meetings as scheduled. * Attends training as scheduled. * Complies with, supports and models CBAM's operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna's Employee's Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles. * Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. TS16949, ISO14001). * Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed. * Conducts themselves in a professional manner. * Keeps work area clean and organized. * Other duties as required.
Knowledge and Education
* Associate Degree in Electronics from a 2 year College or Technical school i.e., Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology or Industrial Electrical License preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of progressive controls related experience. Work experience with Rockwell, Allen Bradley, Fanuc, RS Logix5000, Factory Talk, various vision systems and Ethernet controls systems required.
Skills and Competencies
* Create, read, understand and modify electrical prints and specifications * Working knowledge of HMI's and the ability to add, edit or remove functions from HMI's. * Working knowledge of resistance spot and GMAW. * Experience with Bosch weld controls. * Excellent math skills with the ability to apply to analyze data. * Ability to demonstrate and use Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, PanelBuilder, EPLAN * Ability to understand, anticipate and follow direction while exercising maturity of judgement. * Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a variable workload * Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced environment in order to meet customer requirements * Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Must be able to interact effectively with other team members
Under the general direction of the Senior Controls Engineer and the Maintenance/Facilities Manager, the Controls tech works independently and confers regularly with division and corporate employees, contractors, customers, and suppliers. Travel and overtime may be required to meet customer expectations. A valid driver's license and passport are required for travel. The Controls tech works in a manufacturing plant environment and will be exposed to some elements such as temperature and noise.