Controls Engineer

Port Huron, MI 48060

Posted: 02/01/2023 Industry: Production Manager Job Number: VD1997269117

Job Description

Controls Engineer
Port Huron, MI
Plastic Automotive Supplier
1st shift
Salary: $80-90K
Direct Hire 

Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for leading project activities related to new product and process of product which leads to improved productivity and reduced cost. (Main focus New Jobs)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop mistake proofing methods and efficiency enhance nets for new and existing processes using Lesson Learned and Port Huron Build Standards.
  • Actively participate in New Product Development.  Assist teams in development of process workflow, documenting the work flow diagram, the work cell layout and for projects utilizing post mold equipment.
  • Budgeting of projects and control of costs within set budgets and timing
  • Review all new molds on 2nd Equipment Design.  Ensure they meet Port Huron Standards and 20% better than Quoted Cycle Time prior to kicking off tool build.        Preliminary-Intermediate-Final designs.
  • Assist the manufacturing and engineering activities in the justification of cost Savings for post mold equipment.
  • Maintain list Plant press specifications
  • Insures that new equipment meets or exceeds all internal and governmental safety requirements and complete JSA with no issues.  Build equipment up front to exceed JSA requirement 
  • Promptly addresses any and all scrap related issues involving secondary equipment with less than .05% scrap issue. 
  • Assume leadership role for training and implementation of equipment and process.
  • Insures each work station is set up / and developed using the Lean Manufacturing method.
  • Inform CFT Team of any new materials or process to Port Huron location.
  • Have open issue on second equipment closed out before PPAP. New issues after PPAP must be closed out within 60 days of PPAP.
  • Once equipment is in the plant, hand over operation manuals, back-up program and spare parts to Maintenance Manager. 
  • Maintain standard component list for future secondary equipment.
  • Maintain Quotes on any production E.C. and Maintain File for Record.  Use Cross Function Team to get all Cost Covered.
  • Must be willing to work unscheduled overtime and up to being called in on the off shift so the company meets production requirements.
  • Training of personnel for operating and set-up.
  • Write instructions for set-up and operation of equipment implemented.
  • Track performance of equipment for production use.
  • Involvement in 8-D teams for quality issues.
  • Hand in Cost saving ideas that exceed goal established by C.I. Manager
  • Knowledge of PLC and HMI programming (Allen Bradley) and the Ability to create and modify programs 
  • Knowledge of camera systems and vison sensors 
  • Knowledge to be able to install new sensors, cameras, or actions 
  • Clear understanding of pneumatic systems
  • Self-motivated.
  • Education and/or Experience- 
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


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