Manufacturing Controls Engineer


Irapuato, MX

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  R&D/Engineering

Webasto is looking for a Manufacturing Controls Engineer to support our rapidly growing Charging division.


  • Ensuring the implementation of global standards in the field of automation (e.g. PLC library, ePlan)
  • Develop standards for Charging (PLC, Traceability)
  • Manage Control Equipment Backups.
  • Supports operations needs. Design and modification of Logic for new devices "Error Proofing".
  • Responsible for the operation of Traceability Programs.
  • Complies with the company's Quality Policy.
  • Comply with the company's Safety and Environment Policy.
  • Participate in the WPS System.
  • Autonomous maintenance and repair of production equipment and related control units in line with Maintenance Plans
  • Error analysis and correction in case of equipment breakdowns
  • Programming of PLC controls
  • Programming of robots
  • Programming of PC controlled test benches (Visual-Basic, Lab-View)
  • Ensuring the constant technical availability of the system
  • Support the continuous improvement of machines, tools, equipment and processes
  • Keyence / Cognex Vision System implementation



  • 3+ years of experience in the area of controls Experience in PLC programming of the Rockwell family, Siemens (must), Torque Guns, ABB Robots.
  • 3+ years of practical automotive testing experience.
  • 3+ years LabView / TestStand and Embedded Systems
  • Ford Specific Requirements: Ford Q1 Knowledge, VW-specific requirements: Civil liability, VDA 6.3 process audits.
  • Knowledge in the IATF 16949 standard. (APQP,FMEA,SPC,MSA,PPAP)
  • MES, PLC/HMI, PC , EOL and Robot Programming
  • Autodesk, AutoCAD, LabVIEW, TestStand, SQL
  • Willing to travel 30%
  • Knowledge in the application of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, DOE, 5S, Poka-yoke.
  • Tests hardware design, set-ups, implementations and generate EOL documentation.
  • AC/DC wiring, PLC control programming, data acquisition set-up and troubleshooting.
  • Performs tests on product improvement for new and current production on a timely basis.
  • Interacts with product engineering concerning the acquisition of test materials and specifications.
  • Designs and manufactures testing fixtures.
  • Designs and develop LabView and TestStand based on engineering test requirements
  • Setup and runs test equipment to required specifications and schedules.
  • Generate and follow up on cost reductions.
  • Provides technical leadership and direction to technicians
  • Lead the production preparation activity
  • BSME and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Technical aptitude to form hypothesis, verify test methods and draw conclusions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot Test Lab equipment.
  • Ability to understand engineering equations and technical relationships displayed using graphics and creates graphical output of test data.
  • Proven technical writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal and reasoning skills necessary to express ideas for improvement and also accept alternative direction when required.
  • Must be team player with a positive attitude.
  • Work requirement requires adherence to safety precautions to avoid exposure to vapors, proper lifting techniques required to avoid strain and back injuries




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.