Entry Level Controls Engineer

Location: Shelby - Shelby Township, MI, United States (US)
Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time
Function: Manufacturing

Hiring Manager: Patrick Steinhafel
Recruiter: Lawanda Russell


Internal Candidate Eligibility Criteria: 
1. Is a Lincoln Electric employee with at least 1 year of service 
2. Is NOT on an active Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)



Entry Level Controls Engineer


Job Summary

 After learning Fori Automation’s product line, the selected candidate will be travel to customer sites to provide Service & Technical support including troubleshooting, repair, installation, maintenance, and training on various types of industrial automation equipment. Service & support activities will be performed both on-site at a customer’s facility or in-house at a company owned location.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Field service and commissioning support of industrial machinery. 
  • Assisting customer and local trades in troubleshooting equipment issues.
  • Debug and servicing of electrical components.
  • Perform end user training on equipment operation.
  • Programming and Troubleshooting PLC based equipment.
  • Programming and Troubleshooting HMI (Human Machine Interface) equipment.
  • Writing new PLC and HMI applications per customer requirements.


Education & Experience

  • Electrical Engineering Degree required.  Mechatronics Degree programs considered.
  • Knowledge or education in computer programming architectures such as VB, C / C++, or C#.
  • Knowledge or education in electrical circuits, schematic reading, design, and troubleshooting.
  • Mathematical skills in geometry and trigonometry.
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Microsoft Windows ™ Operating system and PC experience.
  • Microsoft Office application experience such as Word and Excel.
  • Travel required - approximately 70%


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.   Repetition with activity; computer work. 
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The Lincoln Electric Company is a government contractor that complies with the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and requests priority referrals for protected veterans for our job openings.


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


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Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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