Controls Engineer


Holland, MI, US

Division: [[Benteler Automotive ]] 
Functional Area: [[Engineering ]] 
Career Level: [[Professional ]] 
Contract Type: [[Permanent/Full-time ]] 
Weekly Working Hours: [[45]] 
Required Languages: [[English ]] 
Requisition ID: [[38562]] 

Benefits: [[Multiple 13]] 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!



Key Responsibilities

  • Program and deploy PLC, HMI and MES improvements
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Train and develop maintenance machine repair technicians and electricians
  • Support plant initiatives to drive safety, quality and delivery
  • Initiate and implement repairs and improvements processes and equipment
  • Investigate production and quality issues using problem solving and root cause analysis techniques
  • Research, test, purchase and integrate parts and new equipment
  • Plan and design new projects regarding both in internal projects and new launches
  • Enforce and follow safety procedures, being attentive to unsafe behaviors or conditions and taking necessary corrective actions
  • Automation expert in the plant
  • PLC and electrical troubleshooting support
  • Participate in regional expert circles and standardization
  • Supporting and testing new equipment standards before implementation
  • Support and train in launch and production equipment
  • Involvement in equipment design review and sign off


Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Electronics or Electrical Engineering
  • 2 – 3 years of engineering experience
  • Proficiency in PLC programming, drives, cameras, servos, ignition, and robot programming a plus
  • Experience drawing and updating electrical schematics
  • Experience in Siemens TIA Portal preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Up to 10 lbs. of force
  • Limited walking and occasional prolonged standing when on the plant floor
  • Limited carrying, lifting/exerting force up to 20 lbs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • The position is for Controls Engineer supporting operations.  Specific focus on maintenance interventions and support
  • Run continuous improvement initiatives
  • Counter actions to quality and safety 8D
  • Train and develop Maintenance Machine Repair and Electricians
  • Support Production Unit Leader's to drive safety, quality and delivery
  • Analyize and review maintenance downtime and coordinate PM activity to mitigate
  • Respond to stabilize production based on variable SPC data
  • Build PM plans with maintenance department and support maintenace.
  • Help drive weekly pit stops.  Cooridinate parts, projects and internal/external resources to repair
  • Manage quarterly interventions on rebuild.  Organize parts and resources to mangage rebuilds and inspections.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3-5 years Controls engineering experience and a bachelor's degree in Engineering or the equivalent experience.
  • Metal/Aluminum experience preferred
  • Either experience with CNC required
  • Knowledge of process analysis including pareto, 5why/8d, lean manufacturing, GD&T preferred
  • Ability to train and communicate all levels of the organization
  • Systematic approach to problem solving, strong communication to pier level and shift to shift
  • Ability to work under stressful situations
  • Team engagement and accountability


Your contact

[[Ophelia Maldonado]] 

BENTELER Human Resources



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The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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