Controls Engineer


Basic Responsiabities 

  • Responsible for installation, integration, and troubleshooting PLCs
  • Responsible for integration of sensors and vision systems into existing processes.
  • Provide specialized controls and troubleshooting support for hardware and software.
  • Coordinate training department on new systems/features implemented on machines and conduct training for the maintenance team.
  • Coordinate, implement, validate, and document hardware and software changes to the control systems in accordance with the change management procedure.
  • Coordinate and support local and central project teams for machine install projects in all acceptance phases, ensuring the function and electrical specifications of new machines.
  • Analyze data from machines to find bugs in the software and implement patches.
  • Plan and execute projects to upgrade legacy equipment, while collaborating with local and central resources and contractors to ensure timelines and budget are met.
  • Backup, protect, and maintain the software of control systems. Create training documents on machine functions to support new features implemented.
  • Document changes made in controls systems including schematics, program and process documentation.
  • Present weekly updates on current projects to the team and management.
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  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering,  Computer Engineering or related
  • 2+ years in a manufacturing environment with troubleshooting  PLC’s (Allen Bradley) programs
  • Experience using industrial networking protocols, including TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP; IOLink
  • Provide 24/7 plant support. (Support shared among 3 controls engineers)  
  • Ability to operate in fast pace, automotive production environment
  • Ability to support multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Visa Sponsorship for Continental Employees only
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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.


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