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Manufactuirng Engineer Controls

JOB DESCRIPTION
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We want you at our location in Clanton, AL
Overview:
As a controls engineer with Adient, you will be directly involved with electronic and PLC/HMI functions assignments that include programming and troubleshooting PLCs, as well as supporting various I/O devices connected to PLCs. The position will also be involved directly with the continuous improvement strategies of the plant.
Core Responsibilities:
Support the maintenance department by assisting in the troubleshooting of equipment issues, which includes troubleshooting PLC ladder logic and data handling functions in Control Logix processors.
Maintain PLC documentation upon receipt from equipment suppliers and an archive of PLC programs and machine controls drawings in an electronic and/or paper format and throughout facility.
Maintain, troubleshoot, repair and improve automated equipment including devices, I/O, instruments and all other components associate with automated processes to meet production and safety goals.
Support various I/O devices connected to PLC's including HMI's, scanners, remote I/O, sensors, relays, solenoids, etc., and support/assist maintenance personnel in troubleshooting pneumatic circuits.
Improve equipment uptime and contribute to Plant reliability maintenance.
Schedule and complete backups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on set schedule and develop and maintain Preventive Maintenance Programs.
Ability to diagnose problems with hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems interfacing with electrical and electronic systems.
Applies knowledge of electronic and instrumentation principles to determine equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.
Implement and maintain data collection system from Plant floor processing equipment.
Additional Responsibilities:
Participate in PFMEA analysis and as a knowledge leader for Kaizen, lean manufacturing and other continuous improvement projects.
Identify and implement error-proofing requirements throughout the production process.
Part of multi-disciplinary Plant Team to determine continuous improvement strategies.
Identify and plan for process impact(s) as a result of engineering and launch changes.
Participate in 8D or similar root-cause based problem solving tasks to ensure that abnormalities, when observed, are acted upon to resolve root-causes.
Contribute to specifications for equipment purchases, which include review and commentary on equipment controls drawings prior to build approval.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, and/or 2 year degree and/or professional certification.
4-6 years related Controls Engineering manufacturing experience; automotive plus.
Experience using Allen Bradley's RS Logix 5, RS Logix 5000, ControLogix and Panelview development software is a must.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
Hands-on experience with JIT, Kaizen Events and/or other lean manufacturing strategies.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in the automotive industry
Experience working in a JIT environment
Past Seating R&D Experience
PRIMARY LOCATION
Clanton

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