Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer

  • CEC Controls/Wood
  • Apr 24, 2024
Full time Automotive

Job Description

Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer

Warren, MI, United States


CEC Controls – a Wood business is seeking a Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer for our Warren, Michigan facility. Wood is a Global Energy Solutions company; our CEC Controls division has been in business for over 50 years in America, providing exceptional products and services to the automotive industry.  





Currently recruiting for a Controls Engineer at our Warren Michigan location. The daily work site is Warren Michigan, as well as client sites during project commissioning and standby phases. The ideal candidate must be fluent with Control Logix processors and have automotive conveyor control experience. Must have proven track record of logic writing, the ability to diagnose problems and make PLC program changes as needed. Demonstrated troubleshooting skills are absolutely necessary. Shift work required for this position during commissioning and standby project phases.


This is a great opportunity for an individual with solid experience as an automation engineer or systems integrator, who is looking for career growth with a major organization. Excellent benefits, some travel [25%], and a long-term position.




  • Able to quickly diagnose the root cause of problem(s) and make PLC program changes to maintain production. 
  • Must be fluent with Rockwell Control Logix processors, RS Logix 5000 Studio. AB VFD & PLC5 experience a plus.
  • Must be detail oriented, capable of writing and modifying logic in conformance to client standards.
  • Experience with controls hardware design, logic design and debug of automotive conveyors.




Education and Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering, or Bachelor Science Mechatronics or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Able to quickly learn [self-teach] to fill in skill gaps
  • Capable of working 10 hours standing and fast walking 5 to 10 miles daily
  • Track record working with skilled trades and engineers
  • Regular attendance required, all weather on time
  • Able to communicate verbally over plant radio, be clear and succinct
  • Able to deal with pressure to restore production during breakdowns
  • Able to constructively react to criticism
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to climb a 2 story ladder
  • Can walk a mile in 20 minutes
  • Be able to cover, on foot, a reasonable distance on a job site
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs. without difficulty
  • All of the above items to be accomplished while carrying a laptop computer

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.