Controls Engineer-Plymouth


Plymouth, MI, US

Entry Level:  Professionals (3+ years)
Function:  Production & Operations
Type of Contract:  Permanent
Job ID:  31550
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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. 


Job Responsibilities:       

  • Provide programming and electronic support for Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance to support production. This includes machine and process troubleshooting
  • Support controls integration of quality and equipment related fail safes      
  • Develop and modify PLC and Robotic Programs including Siemens Software TIA Portal, WinCC, Step 7 V5.6   
  • Develop and modify Data Acquisition Systems
  • Proposes and implement electrical control systems that optimize machine and process performance      
  • Ensure equipment compliance with OSHA, NEC, NFPA and other applicable standards     
  • Train maintenance and manufacturing personnel on control systems      
  • Create and update electrical drawings for equipment and facilities power distribution      
  • Shut down any equipment which is deemed a safety hazard      
  • Approves new and modified equipment and equipment electrical design changes      
  • Authorize repair work   


Education and Experience:   

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent level of experience.      
  • 3+ years Siemens PLC Programming experience in automotive/manufacturing, preferably TIA Portal experience
  • High Level programming language      
  • Industrial electricity, safety circuits and devices, Ladder Logic, Operator Interface software      
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, Ability to work in a team oriented environment      
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and knowledge of databases      
  • HMI Programming
  • Communications ( Profinet, Profibus, IO-Link)  
  • Configuring/Programming of VFD’s, Safety scanners, Barcode readers, DC torque controller/guns, vision cameras and AGV’s


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 good excellent 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

  • 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!


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 of the qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.


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