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Controls Engineer - Fanuc

Company: Altair
Location: Troy
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Manufacturing Eng Controls

Job Summary:

Our client in Dearborn, MI is looking for a Manufacturing Eng Controls. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

  • Ensure compliance to the GVOSS (Global Vehicle Operations Structured Standards).
  • Review supplier tooling and conveyor designs for compliance to the VOSS, for both hardware and programming.
  • GVOSS contains all the standards for tooling and conveyors for our Client's.
  • Approve/reject GVOSS deviations as required.
  • Determine if a deviation is necessary.
  • Develop and propose GVOSS enhancements for cost, quality and performance.
  • Review new controls concepts and designs.
  • Develop and implement improvements to control systems and equipment using Factory Information Systems (FIS) data.
  • Lead capital project teams, develop capitol appropriations requests and manage the projects from concept through commissioning.
  • Lead costing for controls related to tooling and conveyors find acceptable cost reduction opportunities.
  • Including writing scopes of work for controls in tooling and conveyors.
  • Lead risk assessment for controls programming and controls hardware changes.
  • Write functional descriptions; develop tooling and conveyor scopes of work, assist in writing scopes of work.
  • Lead problem solving to assist plants and implementation teams in resolving tooling and conveyor performance issues.
  • Lead trouble shooting; coordinate resources to find root cause and fixes, manage and breakdown problems into items that can be validated. Determine proper validation methods.
  • Assist in the training of manufacturing personnel and plant electricians.
  • Assist in integration of controls into IT systems like Factory Information Systems (FIS), Error Proofing, and Next Generation Automated Vehicle Scheduling. Basics:
    • BS in Electrical Engineering or 5 years minimum controls experience engineering degree.
    • Rockwell PLC (Control Logix) and other Rockwell components.
    • VFD experience.
    • Robots (Fanuc).
    • Ethernet IP for controls.
    • Problem solving skills using statistics.
    • Ability to lead 8D.
    • MS Office Application competency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
    • Project Management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Systems Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical) skills. Preferred:
      • Supplier project management skills.
      • CPARS/MEARS experience.
      • FIS reports (running and analyzing).
      • Competency in MTTR/MTBF and the FRED process.
      • Backgrounds in Controls Design and PLC programming.
      • Automotive manufacturing experience.
      • RSLogix 5, 500, 5000; RSView and Factory Talk knowledge.
      • Vision systems.
      • Problem solving skills using statistics (6 Sigma Black Belt preferred). How You Will Be Successful:
        • Envision the Future
        • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
        • Seek Technology and Business "First"
        • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks What We Offer:
          • Competitive Salary
          • Comprehensive Benefit Package
          • 401(k) with matching contributions
          • Paid Time Off
          • Employee Discounts
          • Free training on all Altair products
            Why Work with Us:

            Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

            Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

            For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

            Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

            At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

            Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

Keywords: Altair, Troy , Controls Engineer - Fanuc, Engineering , Troy, Michigan

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