Job Description

Controls Technician 2  (#8347) - Western MI
Industry: Metal Stamping

We are currently seeking a Controls Technician for a Metal Stamping facility located in MI.


 -A high school diploma or GED
- An Associate’s Degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology
- One year experience with controls
- Experience in machine repair of either metal stamping equipment, spot/resistance welding, robotic welders, or grinding and finishing equipment
- Experience with electrical trouble-shooting and performing electrical maintenance on equipment
- Ability to read, follow and understand electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings, blueprints, schematics, code requirements, service manuals and manufacturers’ specifications
- Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting
- Ability to read and understand advanced electrical prints and schematics as needed to facilitate complex repairs or installation of equipment
- Knowledge in all Allen Bradley PLC’s and Rockwell programming software (including RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5, RSLogix 5000, and Panelbuild32),
- Experience with servo systems, variable speed drive controllers, and both AC and DC motors,
- Willingness to complete a degree in the electrical field

Outstanding candidates will possess the following Desired Requirements:
- Previous experience in a metal-forming/ metal stamping manufacturing environment
- Experience leading other Control and Maintenance Technicians, preferably in a Metal Stamping environment

- Conduct test simulations on drives and sensors prior to installation.
- Troubleshoot all new motors and drivers to ensure compatibility prior to installation.
- Design electrical/hydraulic/pneumatics systems and peripheral devices, using CAD and PLC programming software to complete projects.  Debug, power-up, and validate machines with the appropriate build and electrical teams.
- Recommend and upgrade equipment build specifications and ensure all outside contractors and in house personnel abide by them.
- Assist maintenance with all electrical/hydraulic, pneumatic, and programming problems.  Train and guide maintenance technicians on control applications and other pertinent topics.
- Ensure metal stamping equipment is designed and programmed to company’s build specifications using standard techniques and approach while staying current with any new hardware/software that will be used in our line of work.
- Analyze all hardware and software used in the department and ensure it is up to date.  Upgrade metal stamping equipment when needed and recommend new equipment.
- Use the bill of material along with previous experience and history to recommend spare parts for all new equipment build and/or for purchased equipment based on the OEM bill of material and on our history/experience.
- Troubleshoot programs for a number of different machine controllers, servo systems, motion controllers, robotics, HMI’s, and related components in a timely and efficient manner.
- Work with outside contractors or OEM’s as needed to troubleshoot our metal stamping equipment. .
- Define project requirements based on input from many departments and perform the duties of a Maintenance Tech as needed.
- Produce drawings with AutoCAD or other drawing software while utilizing company drawing standards and symbol libraries, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that all work is retained on the P&C network under the pre-determined file location(s).
- Provide your customers with timelines on their projects and ensure they are constantly aware of the status of the project.
- Review electrical, hydraulic and controls drawings submitted by OEM’s for compliance to companies equipment standards.

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