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Automation Engineer General

Automation Engineer General
by Admin on 02-09-2024 at 12:40 am

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Sterling Heights, MI is looking for a Automation Engineer General. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop and implement improvements to control systems and equipment using Factory Information Systems (FIS) data.
  • Lead problem solving in resolving equipment performance issues.
  • Lead trouble shooting; coordinate resources to find root cause and fixes, manage and breakdown problems into items that can be validated.
  • Assist in the training of manufacturing personnel and plant electricians.
  • Assist in integration of controls into IT systems like Factory Information Systems (FIS), Error Proofing, QWX, and QTS.
  • Troubleshoot machinery, robot, automation, and controls issues and downtime.
  • Use FIS plant monitoring software to review cycle times of equipment.
  • Review and coordinate project installations. · Reprogram equipment for engineering changes and improvements Maintain program backups for machinery and automation.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3 year or more of Controls Engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
  • 3 years or more experience with PLC logic, controls, Siemens and Modicon programming.
  • Interest in controls engineering with strong aptitude to quickly learn and apply controls knowledge.
  • Direct program experience with assembly and machining controls architectures (hardware/software).
  • Knowledge of programming principals on Siemens, Schneider, Bosch PLC along with CNC/Motion controls systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot PLC, CNC, robot, and other automation issues.
  • Knowledge of cell machining systems and integration of CNC controls, gantries and auxiliary equipment an asset.
  • Knowledge of ABB/FANUC robot.
  • Knowledge of assembly and machining RFID systems including complexity management, and QOS strategies.
  • Knowledge of Vision Systems · Knowledge of international electrical/safety standards (UL, ISO, IEC etc) and familiarity with internal/external safety processes (risk assessments, PSS, integrated safety etc.).
  • Able to read Controls (electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic) prints.
  • Understanding of communication network architectures and field bus protocols.


  • Associates Degree.
  • Controls Bachelors Degree.
  • Electrical Engineering.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products
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