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Aerotek Controls Engineer in Shelby, Michigan


Controls Engineer. The primary responsibilities will include;

  • Programming, troubleshooting, debugging the assembly equipment

  • Along with trouble shooting an issue is that they will need to make program changed by adding steps or removing steps

  • Machines they will work on include assembly machines, sonic welders, Clip machines, RAP machines

  • Assist with install of new machines that other companies ; work closely with Assembly Equipment Suppliers to ensure equipment is programmed correctly

  • Support manufacturing team with computer software and program needs

  • Work with Maintenance

  • Trouble shoot and resolve manufacturing & secondary tooling / equipment related issues

  • Track & ensure secondary tooling is completed correctly and launches successfully

Travel: Less than 5%; may need to go to tool shops at times; Grand Rapids would be the farthest tool shop (CG Automation)

Hours: 1st shift (7:00am - 8:00am start time) but are on call at times since they run production at these locations; Hours are between 45-50 hours a week.


Controls engineer will start the morning off with reviewing the "open issues list" to see what machines are down or need work on. Duane will be ready to give direction regardless. At the end of each shift, controls engineer will need to document work completed in excel spreadsheet to track issues being completed in real time.


Allen Bradley, RS Logix 500, RS Logix 5000, Start-Up, Debugging, Vision Systems, HMI, Assembly Machine, Cognex, Keyence, Controls Engineer, PLC, Programming, Troubleshooting

Top Skills Details:

Allen Bradley




Additional Skills & Qualifications:

MUST Haves:

  • At least 5 years of experience working as a Controls Engineer/PLC programmer

  • Previous experience with Allen Bradley doing start-up, troubleshooting, and debugging in RS Logix 500 or RS Logix 5000

  • HMI experience (its just like a PLC, if candidate has worked with RS Logix 500/5000 they will have exp with this.)

  • Mechanical ability (i.e be able to mount a bracket on a piece of equipment)

  • Previous experience working & communicating with others on the plant floor in an automotive production environment (i.e. operators, maint tech)

Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • ABB or FANUC robot experience

  • Programming from scratch

  • Knowledge or experience with Vision Systems; either Cognex or Keyence

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.