Controls Engineer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Production & Operations

Webasto Roof Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Controls Engineer located at their HQ in Auburn Hills, MI.   


If you have experience with PLC Programming, then this position might be right for you!  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Alignment of technical details during project phase
  • Support in ensuring the implementation of global standards in the field of automation (e.g. PLC library, ePlan)
  • Ensuring the system's availability for the installation of equipment (e.g. space, infrastructure)
  • Management of the technical interfaces of assembly modules from different suppliers
  • Monitoring the validity and quality of deliveries from external equipment suppliers
  • Support in the planning, design, installation and optimization of production facilities
  • Support in the technical handover of production equipment
  • Identification of market trends and innovations
  • Support in the planning, design, installation and optimization of Automation Equipment
  • Preparation of E-plans for standard equipment
  • Program robot paths, set up program structure and implement offline programming
  • Design and simulation reviews (Robot Studio)
  • Adjust base programs to meet project specific needs
  • Provide robotic support and training as required
  • Travel locally and internationally 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years Control Engineering experience, robot programming PLC programming (Siemens, etc.)
  • Programming knowledge of CC+, SPS and robot programs
  • Knowledge of E-Plan software and TIA programming
  • Knowledge according to plant technologies: screwing, dosing, transport (FTS, conveyor technology), MES, PLC/HMI and EOL
  • Good understanding of IO, transfer of information between Robot and PLC, and PLC functionality
  • Experience in CAD e.g. Auto-CAD, Solid Works, MS-Office
  • Knowledge of electrical installation and mechatronics as well as in the area of machinery installation
  • Technical understanding of machine parts and drawings
  • High understanding of Maintenance concepts (PM, PdM, CM)



Webasto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against  race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit