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Controls Engineer

Company: Dana Corp
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets - passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment - Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Position Overview:

Responsible for designing, programming and troubleshooting control systems for industrial equipment and other automation projects particularly PLCs, HMIs and servo systems. This position will create electrical schematics, panel layouts, and bills of materials for machine control systems. This position will provide direction to Skilled Electrical Trades Personnel on 3 shifts. Will provide electrical/controls leadership and technical troubleshooting skills for critical manufacturing equipment

Essential Duties:

  • Plan, develop, implement, and support Automated Manufacturing Systems to optimize a cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Plan and coordinate manufacturing launches for new or revised product lines, equipment and support the APQP process.
  • Lead improvement projects regarding Automated Systems identifying and resolving problems. Responsible for setting automated operating parameters and establish guidelines for the integration of PLCs, HMI's, etc. Assist in solving operational problems and identify areas for improvement; document history/metrics of improvements.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of control systems including, but not limited to programming, the creation of electrical schematics, data acquisition, and testing.
  • Examine/plan/implement new technologies and systems and lead in the integration of those technologies and systems. (e.g., robotic systems, PLCs, Visual recognition, automated conveyance, automated product loading).
  • Write and establish work instructions and coordinate the training of employees specific to their interaction with our automated systems and assets. Oversee and track recurring/refresher training as needed/scheduled.
  • Additional Manufacturing Engineering responsibilities as necessary to support operations.
  • Responsible for "hands-on development of distributed Industrial Control and Data Acquisition Systems including Ethernet, Networking, PLC, and Analog to Digital Conversion.

    Knowledge & Skills Summary:

    • Expert level knowledge of control systems including PLCs, robots, visions systems, sensors, and electrical schematic design.
    • Experienced in Lean manufacturing concepts and methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process.
    • Experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, servo and mechanical equipment.
    • Proficiency in Software, Cad or equivalent required.
    • Familiarity with fixture and gage design.
    • Ability to read blueprints.
    • Ability to understand an apply Geometric Tolerances.
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Attention to detail is a must
    • Must be willing to learn latest technologies and act as mentor to other associates.
    • A take-charge team player with the ability to foster enthusiasm within the organization.
    • Experience in project management, parts procurement, or quality control is a plus
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
      Education and Experience

      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or comparable engineering discipline from a four-year college or university; or five to seven years directly related Electrical Engineering experience in manufacturing.
      • Computer literate. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and in the use of AutoCAD or equivalent software.
      • Possess a working knowledge of control system programming and logic. Demonstrates project management skills relative to major facility projects in a manufacturing environment

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

        Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

        Please note that as per Dana policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that Dana will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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