Automation Controls Engineer

  • Mishawaka, IN
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH156-2713042

The Automation Controls Engineer will be responsible for automation implementation for injections molding, owning the trouble shooting of secondary ops and establishing/executing assembly processes/equipment.

  • Implement automation objective on the molding floor to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies.
  • Own trouble shooting of secondary ops (pad printing, laser engraving, sonic welding, etc.).
  • Consult at the estimating phase for assembly opportunities & automation opportunities as directed and then implement the quoted process in manufacturing upon release.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to end-users as appropriate.  Provide a highly visible customer focus. 
  • Leads development of in-house robotic integration projects for new or continuous improvement projects.
  • Presents and modify concepts for team understanding and approval.
  • Works with outside vendors to determine necessary parts and estimated budgets for projects.
  • Maintains and provides appropriate documentation regarding drawings, bill of materials, budget tracking, safety, and program changes.
  • Understands and implements the integration of safety circuits, machine interfaces (SPI Interface, etc.), and peripheral controls and devices.
  • Provides a lead role in the development, installation, and programming of robotic work cells from concept to postproduction turn-over.
  • Works as a liaison with outside integrators and vendors as needed for special projects or programs.
  • Trains and mentors production technicians and maintenance personnel regarding troubleshooting issues and documentation.
  • Assists with inspections, projects, or modifications at branch facilities as needed.


  • BS Degree Engineering or similar
  • Proficient knowledge in the following key areas: Hardware Architecture (performance testing, monitoring, operations), Hardware Benchmarking (program management, network management), Design (compliance, security), Network Engineering (planning, provision).
  • Knowledge of one specific infrastructure technology and basic programming languages or database management systems (Java, PERL, Python)
  • Requires strong electrical and mechanical skills with the ability to think logically and analytically.
  • Programming of Robots – Capable of high-level robotic programming for Motoman robots. 
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) – Understand and perform ladder logic programming for Allen-Bradley PLCs.
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