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Controls Project Engineer – 1802590

May 13, 2024 Lansing, MI

My name is Jessica Birndorf, a Recruiter with SCN (www.SCNteam.com).


We are partnering with a globally known microfinishing solution company who is hiring for a Controls Project Engineer.



Company Highlights

·    The company was founded in 1937

·    Family-owned company

·    Today the company has a global platform with facilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia

·    Employs about 30 – 35 employees

·    Industries: Automotive, Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Motorsport, and heavy industrial


Position Highlights

•Full Time Direct Hire


Background Requirements

·    B.S. or M.S. in Controls Engineering or a similar field.

·    2 – 3 years experience in machine tools or related industry.

·    Experience with engines or powertrains is a plus.

·    Working knowledge of Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC’s and HMI software. EPlan design software a plus.

·    Computer skills to include all Microsoft Products with working knowledge of Windows base systems. 

·    Strong analytical skills: Able to compile data into useable form, recognize patterns in data, information, or events, draw logical conclusions, and make recommendations for action.

·    Must be self-motivated, self-directed, and possess strong organizational skills.

·    Strong communication skills both written and oral.

·    Willing to work hands-on in the plant and at the customer’s facility, including domestic and international travel.


Job Responsibilities

·    Lead design of machine controls to meet and the company and customer design specifications with the least cost and minimum engineering time, using existing designs and programs where possible.

·    Design component layouts to meet all applicable specifications. Designs to conserve space, be safe, reliable, and simple with the lowest cost and minimum of engineering time.

·    Program machine controllers to meet all specifications to operate efficiently with all safety features incorporated. 

·    Evaluate inside/outside design capabilities, supply accurate information and support documentation to keep designs on time and to customer specifications.

·    Coordinate and lead review of control designs with Mechanical Project Engineer and Coordinators assigned to job prior to build.

·    Provide all required documentation to customer as scheduled for approval.

·    Maintain adequate and organized records of purchase orders, drawing approvals, etc., per assign job.

·    Obtain competitive quotations (electrical control enclosures, push button stations, etc.) as required. Issue requisitions, taking in account long lead time items to keep project on schedule.

·    Work efficiently with shop personnel in the build, startup, debug, and support the run-off of machine.

·    Support Service Technicians and Training personnel during machine startup in customer plant.

·    Provide support to the Sales & Parts Department as required.

·    Attend meetings regarding job content, scheduling, and job progress as requested by the Customer, Sales Department, Manufacturing or the company’s Management.

·    Remain current with the latest technology in the industry and advise Engineering Manager of any new trends that could be incorporated into the company’s machine designs.



What is Being Offered

·    Location: East Lansing, MI

·    Competitive salary

·    Relocation assistance

·    Comprehensive health care benefits

·    Paid Vacation

·    401K with Matching

·    PTO + personal/sick PTO

·    Work-life balance

·    Stability

·    Growth opportunities



If you are interested and qualified, please send your updated resume as a MS Word document, and how you fit this specific position to jessica.birndorf@scnteam.com


Thank you for your consideration!

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We are always looking for highly motivated individuals who are sales and consulting oriented!