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Controls / Automation Engineer -3rd Shift

Company: Valeo, Inc.
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Ready to tackle the challenges of the vehicle of the future? Join Valeo and revolutionize the comfort and well-being of all passengers!

Your Challenges......


  • Responsible for the designing, engineering, and procuring mechanical and electrical equipment and systems for the assembly area.
  • Programs the assembly equipment, and supports manufacturing needs.
  • Assist and repair engineering related electrical breakdowns on the assembly equipment.
  • Drive development of automated manufacturing solutions
  • Support Production, Maintenance, and Process Teams in troubleshooting of equipment


  • Design, engineer, and procure assembly equipment for future programsHelp maintain and re-engineer current assembly equipment
  • Program assembly equipment
  • Apply safety rules with immediate reaction in case of detected dangerous situation
  • Ensure that all safety devices of machines are operational before their restart after engineering intervention
  • Ensure quality standards are upheld
  • Working collaboratively with Process/Quality Engineers and maintenance to develop new processes or process improvements
  • Ground up robotics and controls hardware and logic design, electrical schematics, BOM, assembly, debug, and validation
  • Test, update, and industrialize existing equipment
  • Recover equipment from breakdowns, contribute to analysis of root cause, and suggest permanent corrective actions
  • Escalate deviations after machine observation in curative maintenance
  • Participate to Line QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control), participate in APU QRQC
  • Participate in machine run-off of new manufacturing equipment at supplier
  • Constant improvement to SCADA and MES systems
  • Propose and Create Monthly/Annual preventative maintenance documentation for automated equipment and control systems
  • Assist in development of Work Instructions, PFMEA, and all Process Documentation
  • Investigate and propose Advanced Process Control (APC), Model Predictive Control (MPC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for future manufacturing delivery improvement
  • Project management within individual environment
  • Attention to budget
  • Escalate roadblocks preventing on-time deliverables
  • Ability to read and create mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Use control systems to assist maintenance team with motion controls, Servos, VFDs, pneumatic controls, and relay logic
  • Help create and install vision systems used in production

Qualifications - External

  • 2 years of previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 years of PLC and HMI programming (Allen Bradley and/or Siemens)
  • 2 years of Robotics programming
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience reading and creating electrical prints and schematics
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment is required
  • Ability to communicate with customers both internal and external
  • Time management and technical problem solving autonomy must be well developed APC, MPC, and DCS experience highly preferred
  • Experience programming motion controls, Servos, VFDs, pneumatic controls, and relay logic
  • Experience programming vision systems (Keyence and/or Cognex) preferred
  • Project management/leadership

This is a 3rd shift position being added due to growth in the business. The hours would be Sunday Thursday start 8PM-4AM

Join Us!

Thanks to its strategy focused on innovation, Valeo is at the heart of the three revolutions which are disrupting the automotive sector: electrification, autonomous and connected cars, and digital mobility. These are revolutions that Valeo has been able to anticipate and which today provide amazing career opportunities, including internationally! At Valeo, innovation is driven by the diversity, authenticity and energy of its talent. Are you looking for new technological and human adventures ? Join Valeo and its 111,600 employees across 33 countries!

Keywords: Valeo, Inc., Smyrna , Controls / Automation Engineer -3rd Shift, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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