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Contract Controls Engineer

Date: Jun 3, 2019

Location: Madison Heights, MI, US, 48071

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Easom, MI,48071

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Under the direction of the Controls Manager, the Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing PLC & Robot programs for machine control


 Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design PLC and Robot programs for special machines, welding cells, and material handling equipment
  • Establish communication to all devices; such as PLC, HMI, robot, I/O, drive, etc.
  • Debug PLC logic and robot programming
  • Ensure safety circuits operate as intended
  • Troubleshoot safety and electrical circuits as needed
  • Provide start-up support at the customer site


 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent related experience
  • 2-5 years of PLC / Robot programming experience
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs using RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000
  • Able to program Allen Bradley HMIs using Factory Talk View
  • Robot programming experience (Fanuc and / or Yaskawa Motoman)
  • Capable of reading electrical schematics and debugging electrical circuitry
  • Thorough knowledge of safety circuit design requirements
  • Experience with industrial networking protocols such as Ethernet I/P, Profinet, DeviceNet, Etc.
  • Familiar with commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in machine control programming
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Strong work ethic (self-starter, responsible, follow through on assignments)
  • Self-motivated, able to act independently and set and manage priorities
  • Able to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Able to travel up to 20%; Some International travel required (Passport required)
  • Experience with robotic welding (arc, laser, resistance)
  • Familiar with Proface HMI programming
  • Programming experience with Siemens PLCs using Step 7, and Siemens HMIs using WinCC
  • Strong knowledge of robotic software options, especially external axis control
  • Has a general knowledge of AC/DC power, motors, drives, industrial controls, pneumatic valves, and sensors


 PHYSICAL DEMANDS and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee will frequently lift or move

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. 

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Automation 
Section:  Easom Automation Systems (US78) 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Controls Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, Welding, Engineering, Manufacturing

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