ME Engineer Automation & Design


New Hudson, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Production & Operations
Type of Contract:  Permanent
Job ID:  32076
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About us

The Webasto Group is one of the 100 largest suppliers to the automotive industry. With our innovative sliding and panoramic sunroofs, convertible roofs, and groundbreaking heating, cooling, battery, and charging systems, we constantly create added value for the mobility sector. Our customers can always count on a pleasant atmosphere and driving experience. When you come and work with Webasto, you can expect to find an environment shaped by a remarkable sense of team spirit. We offer our colleagues the freedom to be creative in global development work – because the “We” in Webasto is your special plus.


Are you a dedicated team player with a passion for innovation and looking for new challenges in an agile technology company? More than 15,000 people are employed at Webasto worldwide. Webasto offers a creative working environment built on trust, with flat hierarchies, short decision-making paths and excellent career development opportunities.


Webasto is seeking highly motivated candidates that have experience ensuring excellent technical performance and optimum availability of production equipment to join our team as a ME Engineer Automation & Design at our facility in New Hudson, MI.

Key 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 and for test benches
  • 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 and physical commissioning of relevant manufacturing equipment
  • Support the continuous improvement of machines, tools, equipment, and processes, in line with Lean Principles including Error Proofing/Poke Yoke

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or another relevant field
  • Substantial experience in PLC Programming (Siemens preferred)
  • Ability to read and write logic in SCL, STL, and Sequence Graph is preferred
  • 5 or more years of experience working in a fast-paced, automotive lean manufacturing environment
  • Basic knowledge of working with automotive ME processes and tools, and Lean Principles
  • Technical understanding of machine parts and drawings, including mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems
  • Understanding of and ability to apply Lean problem solving tools
  • Knowledge of integrated and automated equipment
  • Knowledge of MES and SAP
  • Working as a member of cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of process optimization techniques
  • Working knowledge of relevant HSE and workplace safety requirements and hold relevant certifications
  • Shift schedule is for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday PM

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 the following benefits: 

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


Come join the Webasto family and be part of the WE in Webatso!


Candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen upon acceptance of an offer.


Intrigued? We would love to hear from you. Please click “apply” to be considered for this role. Even if you don’t meet all 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