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Controls Engineer

Branex Group

This is a Full-time position in Auburn Hills, MI posted June 11, 2021.


Our culture of Excellence, Teamwork and Family is very important to our business and future.

We strive to attract and retain the best team members and to be a Workplace of Choice.

Our desired environment fosters team work, learning and creativity.

And our teams enjoy a high level of autonomy and responsibility that promotes innovative thinking and ownership.

The Controls Engineer assesses the client’s needs and develops, tests, and implements appropriate engineering automation solutions.

This position is responsible for designing, programming and installing robotic paint systems and the associated interfacing with other factory control systems including PLCs (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human-machine interface) software.
Essential Functions:

• Develops and designs the controls software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI)

• Develops operation manuals that detail the functionality and set-up of the equipment being designed

• Examines and understands customer-supplied specifications in order to ensure the functionality of the equipment meets these specifications

• Ensures the equipment being started up and commissioned operates in accordance with the customer requirements as outlined in the approved specification

• Programs robotic and/or controls equipment per the customer specifications

• Performs preventative maintenance as requested by the customer to ensure minimum down-time and optimum operation of machines and equipment

• Assists with checking design and details for proper functionality of both his/her work and the work of other engineers

• Provides timely, required service documentation relating to all functions performed

• Provides technical support and training to the end-user at the customer facility

• Ensures products and services continue to be the benchmark within the industry

• Demonstrates a commitment to company’s Core Beliefs

• Demonstrates a commitment to safe work practices while at headquarters or the customer’s premises

• Other duties as assigned

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills and Abilities

• Intermediate understanding of electrical circuits, electrical panel design, pneumatic design, hydraulic design, PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controller), HMI’s (Human Machine Interface), robot programming, VFD’s (Variable Frequency Drive), servo application’s, and device communication networks (DNET, ENET, and Profibus)

• Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Applications (such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs)

• Ability to work onsite within the offices or at customer locations as required

• Ability to meet deadlines without endangering the safety of himself/herself or others, or the integrity of the equipment

• Ability to interact professionally with customers, and maintain a positive working relationship, which at times may be under difficult circumstances and/or high-pressure situations
Required Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or Technical Diploma that includes three years of college-level study

• 3+ years of experience designing software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI)

• 3+ years programming any of the following types of robots: ABB, Fanuc, Kuka

Job Requirements:
Developing electrical systems and controls Create control system electrical schematics Maintain electrical and controls specifications Develop electrical schematics and controls drawings Write advanced electrical controls programs Establish systems process control requirements Verify adherence to controls engineering design Create control system and electrical schematics Overseeing various electrical and controls engineering functions Develop controls systems for industrial use utilizing knowledge in control engineering Develop electrical and controls system architecture Implement electrical controls and automation systems for a manufacturing facility Extracted from process control systems Aid in the controls system design Sell advanced access control systems Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on engineering principles Write code developing motion control logic and machine control logic Managing control system projects and supporting existing plant control systems Perform as a plant engineering department electrical, instrumentation, and control engineer Develop and upgrade electrical controls for manufacturing equipment