Controls Engineer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

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

Webasto is seeking highly skilled technical professionals to provide key PLC controls expertise.  In this critical role you will support production and maintenance. You will also be responsible for process control improvements to decrease cycle time, reduce scrap and reduce costs.



***Open to visa sponsorship for this position***







What you will do – Essential Responsibilities



  • Programming, maintenance, and repairs of production equipment and related control units in line with maintenance plans to ensure constant availability of the technical systems
  • Writing programs/programming of PLC controls
  • Error analysis and correction in case of breakdowns
  • Ensuring constant availability of the system and support continuous improvement and process optimization of machines, tools, equipment, and processes
  • Application of simulation tools (e.g. plant and process simulator)
  • Virtual commissioning of relevant manufacturing equipment
  • Support the continuous improvement of machines, tools, equipment, and processes



When you will work


  • Typically, core business hours (Monday – Friday)
  • Some local travel required; ~10% travel



The minimum requirements you will need


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field of study
  • 3 years or more of Controls Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 years or more experience with PLC logic, controls and Siemens programming
  • Knowledge of integrated and automated equipment
  • Knowledge of process optimization techniques
  • Experience working as a member of cross-functional teams



Our Preferred requirements


  • Experience with project/program launches preferred
  • Knowledge of MES and SAP



How we work together


Our Culture – Our Values

We deliberately associate the first two words of our vision with our culture. Here, the word “Our ...” stands for all of us, for us as a team – across all departments, plants, regions and business units. The term “… Inspiration” embodies both the passion for our business and our intrinsic motivation. Because what it takes for a vision to become reality is a team of people who are highly motivated as they strive for the same goal together.


  • Responsibility with a Long-Term View
  • Passion for Quality and Innovation
  • Hearts and Minds for our Customers
  • Embracing Cooperation and Improvement
  • Courageously Optimistic



What you will get


When you join the Webasto team, you will enjoy superb compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes vacation time, paid sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k and much more. You will also receive:


  • Competitive pay
  • Health coverage for you and your family
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Paid sick time
  • 401k with company match
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A work environment where we are One Webasto Family & live by our values!




Intrigued? We would love to hear from you. Please click “apply” to submit a resume. Even if you don’t meet all of the qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

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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