Controls Engineer

$17.50 - $45.00 hourly
  • Gabletek
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • Jan 22, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description


  • 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.
  • Support Production, Maintenance, and Process Teams in troubleshooting of equipment 



  • Design, engineer, and procure assembly equipment for future programs. Help 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


Required Skills for This Position:

  • 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
  • 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


About GableTek:

GABLETEK strives to develop partnerships with our customers, while providing the highest standard of commitment, quality, professionalism and customer satisfaction.


GABLETEK understands productivity and efficiency play key roles in an efficient production environment. It is a prerequisite for company’s today to think outside the box and be ahead of the pack when it comes to increasing productivity and efficiency while keeping costs down. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, GABLETEK offers clear and proven solutions made possible with sound design methods, innovation and industry leading approaches.