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Controls Engineer - Consumer Segments


ABB Inc.

Posted on 06/25/2020


Auburn Hills, MI


ABB Inc., in Auburn Hills, Michigan is seeking for a Controls Eng. / Tech to join our Robotics and Motion team, the first major global industrial robotics manufacturer to produce robots in the United States. ABB is the leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service and has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.  
Controls Engineering consists of the development, introduction and application of controls such as electro-mechanical or electric controls to support Company products.It requires knowledge of various related engineering disciplines and their applications. Will be working for the Consumer Segment customers, in applications with packaging, palletizing, logistics, fast food, etc.

Under limited direction, perform a variety of complex engineering assignments requiring in-depth knowledge of a specific engineering discipline plus an understanding of related disciplines to cost effectively achieve objectives. Assignments typically require the use of advanced and innovative techniques.Proactively seek and implement initiatives to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Design, analyze, and evaluate systems, products or components, requiring a high degree of technical expertise. Design and develop complex models or simulations and apply advanced computer programs, analytical techniques or control strategies to effectively meet requirements and resolve problems.

Act as principal investigator or lead a group of engineers investigating problems, developing solutions and preparing related recommendations and reports.

Conduct economic studies and prepare or lead the preparation of specifications, proposals for contracts, licensing and safety documents, and obtain required approvals.

Represent the group in meetings and conferences; interact with customers to resolve significant technical issues and develop related action plans.

Minimum Skills & Abilities

Experience with PLC’s Software (Rockwell, Siemens, Bechhoff, B&R, ABB). PLC programming Structure Text Language (ST or STX), Ladder, Flow Charting. Networking and communication Ethernet, ProfiNet, OPC-UA. HMI programming. Computer programming – C, C++, VBA, VBA6 Programming, Database. Controls hardware design, ACAD Electric, ePlan. 

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Basic Qualification: Associates' Degree and 4 years of experience in automation, programming, software, design, systems, OR Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience in automation, programming, software, design, systems.
  • Preferred Qualification: Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. 
  • Open to travel about 25%.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the USA.


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