Full-Time

Controls Engineer

Challenge Manufacturing

Challenge Manufacturing

1,001-5,000 employees

Employee-owned supplier of automotive metal assemblies

Automotive & Transportation

Mid, Senior

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience with PLC & HMI programming
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with Rockwell software and AB CompactLogix, GuardLogix, PanelView plus platforms
  • Two to three years system integration experience
  • Ability to design and create prints
  • Ability to install hardware and wiring
  • Ability to program and debug automated robotic welding, sealing, fastening and assembly system
  • Ability to program Panel View (HMI) and PLCs
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Ability to use computer aided modeling to ensure work output meets customer needs (internal and external)
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for machine standardization, launch, troubleshooting, maintaining and improvement of highly automated controls, robotic and welding systems
  • Develop, test and improve current machine standards
  • Design and program PLC, HMI, robots and other types of electronic or electrical manufacturing equipment
  • Provide support for installation, controls issues and wiring upgrades on equipment
  • Assist in and occasionally lead in the trouble shooting of malfunctioning equipment
  • Conduct continuous improvement activities such as cycle time reduction, standardization of existing equipment and incorporation of error proofing strategies

Challenge Manufacturing

Challenge Manufacturing

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Challenge Manufacturing, a leading global supplier of complex assemblies and engineered metal formed products to the automotive industry, stands out for its employee-centric culture and competitive advantage. The company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) fosters a collaborative and teamwork-oriented environment, allowing its team members to share in the company's success, which has led to its ranking as the 40th largest ESOP Company in the US in 2017. With a commitment to safety, ownership, and teamwork, Challenge Manufacturing provides job security, fair treatment, competitive wages, and opportunities for career growth, making it an attractive workplace in its industry.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$100M

Headquarters

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Founded

1981

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

6%

1 year growth

31%

2 year growth

40%