Controls Engineer @ Whirlpool

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Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include

  • Apply hands-on leadership of projects by justifying, planning, specifying, and driving the completion of short and long-term capital projects
  • Improve efficiency through programming logic and electrical improvements
  • Drive visual factory improvements through line reporting Andon systems, as well as installing new systems for data collection
  • Drive manufacturing process improvements through the use of lean manufacturing and World Class Manufacturing concepts and tools
  • Provide technical leadership to technicians and work teams and serve as a technical resource for the department.
  • Determine the root cause of problems and implement corrective & preventive actions utilizing methods from lean manufacturing and the Focus Improvement approach
  • Direct cross-functional process improvement projects with the assistance of team members from all aspects of the division
  • Analyze, evaluate, and document standards according to quality system requirements such as standard operating procedures, Control Plans, and FMEAs
  • Strong working knowledge of safety-related parts of control systems for industrial equipment
  • Create value by leading control and automation projects, both new installations and retrofits, that improve safety, quality, production, and reduce manufacturing plant costs.
  • Work closely with process and industrial engineer peers on the parent improvement projects that drive automation needs.
  • Manage SCADA systems that exchange production information between plant systems and the machinery.
  • Support technicians with advanced problem-solving and skill training
  • Work effectively with your peers to share knowledge and leverage strengths
  • Utilize excellent communication and documentation skills to transfer critical processes and support knowledge to others

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience in controls and automation

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Design-level knowledge of industrial machine control circuits and components
  • AutoCAD proficiency in electrical schematic design
  • Advanced Allen-Bradley PLC/HMI Software development capability (SLC500, Studio5000, FT View Machine Edition, VFDs)
  • Experience with data collection software and methods
  • Expert in modular design and problem-solving
  • Software/script development and/or database experience
  • Robotic and vision system experience (FANUC/ABB Robots)
  • Networks, TCP/IP experience
  • Knowledge of NEC, ANSI, and OSHA standards.
  • Familiarity with computer programming languages is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of lean principles and the ability to apply them in order to establish and/or improve processes
  • Excellent planning, project management, and leadership, presentation, and communication skills

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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