Lead Manufacturing Controls Engineer

  • Atlas Copco
  • New Hudson, Lyon Charter Township, MI, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

The Role


The Lead Manufacturing Controls Engineer works in a fast paced, dynamic environment where they are responsible for technical leadership within the Operations team when maintaining, troubleshooting, and implementing improvements on plant equipment. This role requires someone who thrives in an uncertain environment that requires an ability to synthesize information rapidly and create solutions while also having the ability to see how these decisions will influence attainment of critical objectives.  This is primarily a project driven role entirely located at our New Hudson facility where the Lead Controls Engineer will be asked to work in collaborative groups to develop our manufacturing processes and machines.  Outside of the day to day project work, the Lead Manufacturing Controls Engineer will have the opportunity to build a team from the ground up, defining the controls standards and hiring people with the skills required to execute Atlas Copco’s ambitious long-term goals. 


What you can expect from us? 

Our employees love working here and we think you will too! We focus on contiously improving in every area and that includes how we work with each other and our work environment. At our New Hudson facility you will find a team that enjoys working together and is focused on adding value for our customer. We also focus on you! We celebrate our successes as a team and provide opportunites to work and play together. We appreciate diversity and embrace our differences.


More reasons you will love working here include:


  • Climate controlled work, well-lite environment. It's alway bright and 72 degrees at Atlas Copco!
  • Marketplace cafeteria with complimentary hot beverage kiosks
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Generous vacation time, up to 80 hours after 30 days of employment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional paternity and materinity leave benefits after
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Short and Long-Term disaiblity
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401K with company match and defined contribution
  • Discounts, rewards and perks on thousands of brands you love
  • Hybrid work schedules for many roles
  • Life Coach available 24/7 through confidential Employee Assistance Program for all family members
  • Covid safe work plans that include socially distant machines and departments
  • Shift start times that avoid most commute traffic
  • 4-6 week training program to insure you are well prepared for the job
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Employee referral program
  • Internal global opportunities and within the United States.


What we expect of you? 


  • Provide technical assistance on troubleshooting equipment both electrically and mechanically.
  • Install, set-up, and program various types of electrical devices; including vision systems, robotics, automated material handling systems, and IOT/Industry 4.0 technology.
  • Guide a team of maintenance technicians and engineers as they work to support equipment and design the next generation of machines
  • Basic Control Panel design
    • Discrete/Analog IO, VFD control, 120VAC/24 DC power control
  • Proficient with Siemens PLC programming
    • Function Block, Ladder Logic, Structured text and Sequential flow chart
  • Provide manufacturing support, engage in problem solving, and continuous improvement activities.
  • Responsible for developing and controlling machine set-up instruction related to electrical controls.
  • Update electrical prints as needed.
  • Other duties as required.




  • Proficient in Siemens S7 PLC logic and project development (Specific knowledge of S7 300 a plus)
  • Familiarity with common plant communication protocols such as Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet/IP
  • 2+ years’ experience leading projects and/or small teams
  • Strong, hands-on electrical/mechanical experience.
  • Ability to use and implement scripting languages and batch files
  • Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable and willingness to learn and develop.
  • Able to operate effectively and efficiently with minimum supervision.




  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred, or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a plant floor role using PLC programming/troubleshooting
  • Must be able to legally work in the U.S. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.