Automotive Design Controls Engineer-Auburn Hills, MI

Automotive Design Controls Engineer


Indeed Hire in partnership with Esys – Auburn Hills, MI

Indeed Hire is in partnership with Esys in helping assist with staffing of an Automotive Design Controls Engineer. At Esys Automation, the culture of Excellence, Teamwork and Family is very important to our business and future. We strive to attract and retain the best team members and to be a Workplace of Choice. Their desired environment fosters team work, learning and creativity. And our teams enjoy a high level of autonomy and responsibility that promotes innovative thinking and ownership.

The Controls Engineer assesses the client’s needs and develops, tests, and implements appropriate engineering automation solutions. The Controls Engineer is a full-time position. Days and hours of work may vary based on the project assigned, with a minimum of eight-hour shifts each day, and a minimum of five workdays per week. Evening and overnight work may also be required. The position may require extended hours during the workday as well as weekend work.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and designs the controls software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC),and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Develops operation manuals that detail the functionality and set-up of the equipment being designed
  • Examines and understands customer-supplied specifications in order to ensure the functionality of the equipment meets these specifications
  • Ensures the equipment being started up and commissioned operates in accordance with the customer requirements as outlined in the approved specification
  • Programs robotic and/or controls equipment per the customer specifications
  • Performs preventative maintenance as requested by the customer to ensure minimum down-time and optimum operation of machines and equipment
  • Assists with checking design and details for proper functionality of both his/her work and the work of other engineers
  • Provides timely, required service documentation relating to all functions performed
  • Provides technical support and training to the end-user at the customer facility
  • Ensures that Esys products and services continue to be the benchmark within the industry
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Esys Core Beliefs
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safe work practices while on Esys or the customer’s premises
  • This position is responsible for designing, programming and installing robotic systems and the associated interfacing with other factory control systems including PLCs (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human-machine interface) software.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Intermediate understanding of electrical circuits, electrical panel design, pneumatic design, hydraulic design, PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controller), HMI’s (Human Machine Interface), robot programming, VFD’s (Variable Frequency Drive), servo application’s, and device communication networks (DNET, ENET, and Profibus)
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Applications (such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs)
  • Ability to work onsite within the Esys offices or at customer locations as required
  • Ability to meet deadlines without endangering the safety of himself/herself or others, or the integrity of the equipment
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers, and maintain a positive working relationship, which at times may be under difficult circumstances and/or high-pressure situations

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or Technical Diploma with three years of college-level study.
  • 3+ years of experience designing software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI).
  • 3+ years programming any of the following types of robots: ABB, Fanuc, Kuka

Work Environment:

  • Will operate in both a professional office environment and a manufacturing environment
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, scanners, plotters, printers and fax machines
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Will be expected to work on a manufacturing shop floor either at Esys or a customer facility:
  • May involve exposure to hazards
  • Work surfaces may be slippery, unstable or uneven
  • Shop temperatures may not always be controlled and could vary from hot to cold
  • May work in areas where ear, eye, and/or foot protection is required


  • Travel to customers is required and includes extended travel depending on project and resource requirements. Travel to other Esys locations may also be required.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Auburn Hills, MI

Required experience:

  • HMI’s: 1 year
  • Controls Engineer: 3 years
  • PLC’s: 1 year
  • Autocad: 1 year
  • controls design: 3 years
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering/Controls Engineering: 1 year
  • working in an automated plant: 1 year
  • Automotive industry: 1 year
  • Allen Bradley: 1 year
  • designing in Automotive automation in manufacturing sector: 1 year

Required licenses or certifications:

  • GCCS (GM specific cert)
  • GCCH (GM specific cert)

Please call Erica to schedule an Interview, 1-757-303-8437

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