Controls Engineer

Updated on 5/29/2024

Challenge Manufacturing

Challenge Manufacturing

1,001-5,000 employees

Global Tier 1 supplier of automotive structures

Automotive & Transportation


Hazelwood, MO, USA

  • 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
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Development, testing and improvement of 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 troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment
  • Continuous improvement activities such as cycle time reduction, standardization of existing equipment, and incorporation of error-proofing strategies

Challenge Manufacturing

Challenge Manufacturing


Challenge Manufacturing, a leading global Tier 1 supplier of automotive structures, excels in employing advanced automated assembly, high-speed progressive stamping, and various welding techniques. These technical proficiencies ensure high-quality production, making it an exemplary workplace for those interested in cutting-edge manufacturing processes and technological advancements in the automotive industry. The company's leadership in these key production areas highlights its commitment to excellence and innovation, providing a dynamic and forward-thinking environment for its employees.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth