Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Posted: 09/12/2023 Industry: Machinist Job Number: AM8482978830

Job Description


Pay rate: up to $48-50/hr 
Sterling Heights, Mi
Company is an automation build facility

Controls Software Design Engineer to support the Controls Eng. Department working on our customers Strategic Supplier Program. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Controls Software Design Engineer will be required to design and implement software required to support the development of new automotive products and enhance existing automotive products.

  • Ability to independently design, develop and implement PLC Ladder Logic in Allen Bradley or Siemens Software.

  • Experience identifying, implementing, and integrating controls hardware; including but not limited to PLCs, digital and analog I/O drives & motors, and safety and sensing component

  • Must be capable of reading, and interpreting electrical, and mechanical equipment design drawings, bills of materials, specifications, procedures, and technical manuals.

  • Analyze, and understand user requirements, procedures, and problems to develop automation systems control configuration.

  • Proficiency in communication of technical business ideas through UML, and sequence diagrams.

  • Participate in the development of Software/Electrical interface specifications.

  • Develop tools, and integration strategies to increase effectiveness and lower cost, investigate and suggest architecture and technology enhancements, assist in developing Controls specifications for projects.

  • Manage technical solutions to minimize costs while maintaining reliability, provide industry specific application knowledge and direction.

  • Review and coordinate flow of information among various groups and customers, and implement measures to resolve problems, ensure meeting schedule commitments and achieve customer satisfaction.

  • Ensure regular, and clear understanding throughout project execution through written, and verbal communications

  • Participate in the definition of standards, and practices to be adhered to within the department based upon customer standards

  • Exercises independent judgment in applying new, and existing methods to new problems

  • Have the confidence to influence peers, and leaders through fact driven opinions

  • Assist in troubleshooting production equipment behavior to identify hardware, and software defects

  • Up to 10% travel both domestic, and internationally is required

  • May perform other duties and special projects as assigned by engineering manager.

Critical elements are:
GM GCSS Certification, Error Proofing Experience, Automated Assembly Machines

Educations/Skills/Experience Controls Software Design Engineer

  • Three plus (3+) years of PLC programming skills with Allen Bradley or Siemens software.

  • Ability to make modifications to existing software.

  • Experience working on Automotive Welding, Final Assembly or Robotic Work Cell lines is strongly desired; however related automotive, heavy truck and aerospace will be considered.


  • An Associates or Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related subject is desired.

  • GM certification for GCCS-2 and Ethernet Networking is desired.

  • Candidates with three plus (3+) years relevant experience with GM Controls projects will be considered in lieu of GM Certifications (GM certification courses are available for well qualified candidates

  • GM Safety Lock-Out / Tag-Out is preferred, but training is available for well qualified candidates.

Work Hours: 

Flexible start time between 6:00AM – 8:00am through 2:30pm – 5:00pm, depending on project and personal preference. 

50-hour work week on average. 

Pay Rate:

This is an hourly paid position with overtime compensation.

Hiring terms: Direct hire 

NO work Visa sponsorship available 

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Alina Munteanu

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