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Textron 2021 Intern - Automation / Controls Engineering in Muskegon, Michigan

2021 Intern - Automation / Controls Engineering


Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of hybrid and conventional plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company produces and supplies camshafts, castings and industrial packaging. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company owns and operates more than 30 facilities in 14 countries worldwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Controls engineering support plant wide and controls.

  • Provide support to the maintenance department in equipment trouble shooting to reduce / eliminate downtime.

  • Review processes and procedures on an on-going basis for safety, quality and production efficiency

  • Support the maintenance department.

  • Troubleshoot PLC ladder logic and data handling functions in Control Logix processors.

  • Responsible for keeping PLC documentation up to date and archiving the PLC programs.

  • Support I/O devices connected to PLC’s.

  • Applies knowledge of electronic and instrumentation principles to determine equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.

  • Insure that abnormalities when observed are acted upon to resolve root-causes.

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement / Lean activities.

  • Implementation of projects from the concept, prototype, and production phase.

  • Supports existing automated equipment.

  • Drives standards in programming and hardware while pushing for innovations and improvements.

  • Analyzes, reviews and tests for accuracy and optimal implementation of developed solutions.


Position Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Programming or Computer Engineering.

  • Prior experience in controls programming preferred.

  • Experience with Siemens and Rockwell controls a plus.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Michigan-Muskegon

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 285231