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Manufacturing Controls Specialist

Location : Warren, MI
Job Type : Contract
Reference Code : 880627
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
We have an awesome client in the Warren, MI area with an opportunity for a Manufacturing Controls Specialist. 


The Manufacturing Controls Specialist opportunity is a contract position with an hourly pay rate ranging from $35-$39/hr.

The Manufacturing Controls Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Researching

  • Develop and implement Manufacturing Engineering Controls and Robotics (MECR) standards and specifications. 

  • The Manufacturing Controls Specialist will also lead & support the development of these specifications. 

  • 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.  

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. 

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

  • 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     


  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • 5 years Controls experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Management Information Systems

  • Minimum 5+ years of Manufacturing Engineering and Launch experience with an emphasis on Controls Engineering, IT Engineering, PLC programming and network management

  • Experience supervising or leading a team of technicians/engineers

  • Strong and proficient project management experience

  • Strong and proficient understanding of PLC Programing: Rockwell Logix, Siemens S7, TIA Portal

  • Strong and proficient understanding of HMI Development: Factory Talk View, WinCC and TIA Portal

  • Problem solving skills specific to Information Technology, network management and system designs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field

  • Strong and proficient understanding of Controls electrical design CAD software (ePlan /AutoCAD)

  • Experience developing bid packages for new equipment

  • Ability to coordinate the installation of Controls related equipment

  • Innovated thinker with excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Demonstrated team leadership and communication skills

  • Outlook and SQL)

  • Self-directed and motivated to implement change within the direction and scope of Senior Management

Computer programming skills

  • SQL

  • HTML

  • JAVA

  • Python

  • C Sharp

  • Visual Basic

  • IoS

For immediate review please send a copy of your resume to Ken Markiewicz at


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