Controls Specialist

The Controls Specialist will be responsible to research, develop and implement Manufacturing Engineering Controls and Robotics (MECR) standards and specifications. The Controls Specialist will lead & support the development of these specifications. Additionally, the specialist will be required to present and educate others regarding technical innovations and specification roll-out. Support production and launch events as a technical expert in all applicable controls applications. Additionally, the scope of this work will span the core functions of MECR in the Body Shop, Paint and General Assembly. They will be the liaison between MECR, ICT and Plant management team members. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • The Controls Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of MECR standards and specifications focused on:
  • IT Network Design strategies; Logic, HMI and visual display development strategies.
  • Upper level (IT) interfaces to plant floor PLCs.
  • Diagnostic visualization strategies.
  • Technical innovation research.
  • Solution testing and validation.
  • Specification documentation.
  • Project Management
  • Responsible for project timing and goals.
  • Provide direction to resources.
  • Monitor projects.
  • Report status of projects during regular team meetings.
  • Coordinate with others to overcome.
  • Support Plants during down time events.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all controls related applications.
  • Support for all controls equipment found within the plant environment.
  • Liaison between ME and Plant employees.
  • Support WCT.
  • PDES (Process Design).
  • Research PFS systems.
  • Design Layout of PFS systems.
  • Design Safety Reviews.
  • EEM (Early Equipment Management).
  • MPI Investigation participation.
  • FI (Focused Improvement, Kaizens, Suggestions)
  • Participate in the WCM Suggestions Program.
  • Lead or participate in 3 Kaizens...