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Amentum Electronic Control Specialist in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Summary

The technician will be supporting two (2) Research and Development facilities in the Ann Arbor area and responsible for the maintenance of the facility and the major test equipment at the site. To be successful in this role the technician must be multi-crafted with their primary technical background in electrical with a strong PLC background (Allen-Bradley and Siemens) as well as pneumatics, hydraulics controls. Secondary knowledge of test equipment – engine and transmission dynamometers and environmental chambers would be extremely beneficial.

This position will lead a small technical team to support technical operations at the client’s facility. The scope of service includes the development, execution, and continuous improvement of the preventative maintenance activities at the client’s site. The equipment included in the scope is:

  • Engine and Transmission Dynamometers

  • Fans

  • Environmental Chambers

  • Pumps and Exhaust systems

  • HVAC Units

  • Hydraulic and electrical systems


  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs automated machines and equipment as well as related mechanical equipment.

  • Must understand and be capable of instrumentation and equipment calibration, for optimum performance.

  • Reads and understands electrical/electronic schematics.

  • Programs and modifies ladder logic and function block languages.

  • Programs, modifies and interfaces with various MMI (HMI) devices.

  • Leverages proficiency in electronic data communication methods and techniques such as Profibus, profi-net, SCADA, Ethernet and remote I/O wired and wireless communication platforms.

  • Demonstrates through understanding of AC/DC motor control, including thyrister drives such as Siemens, ABB, Omron, Reliance, Saftronics, Klockner Moeller, Ceda, GE, Westinghouse.

  • Demonstrates through understanding of hydraulic and pneumatics as related to electronic controls, including Vickers, Rexroth, Parker and various other manufacturers.

  • Acts on familiarity with feedback systems, PID controllers and servo systems and direct slide wire feedback.

  • Conceives and realizes automated solution implementing controls schemes.

  • Identifies, reviews, and recommends activities and upgrades/retrofits to improve maintenance and operation methods and equipment performance.


Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  • Eight years of experience as an Electrical / Electronic Controls Specialist in an industrial production environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated performance as a team lead on maintenance and repair projects.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Must have the ability to work in an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Automation Technology or related program.

  • Experience troubleshooting Allen Bradley / Siemens 7 / Fanuc /Mitsubishi 840d controllers.

  • Experience diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing process mechanical systems such as conveyors, filtration systems, and coolant systems to OEM specifications.

  • Experience with alignments and machine geometry using precision calibration tools.

  • Experience troubleshooting, repairing and working safely with 480v 3 phase electrical components.

  • Experience utilizing measurement tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, various type gauges, and calibers to set tolerances to OEM Specifications.

  • Experience using ball bar and laser equipment for alignments, calibration, and compensations of CNC controlled machine tools.

  • NFPA-70E Training.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email itsupport@amentum.com for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


Upon receipt of this information we will respond to you promptly to obtain more information about your request.