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Lead Controls Engineer (Holland, MI)

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Job ID: JRAP21212
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Remote: No

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* Multiple Positions Available

As a Lead Controls Engineer, you will provide leadership and your technical expertise on various automation projects. 
Our Controls Engineering team is dedicated to keeping our customers out in front of the rapid and unpredictable updates in technology.  As a leader of a project team you’ll work alongside our Applications, Mechanical, and Build teams to design, build, program, and deploy custom automated equipment and solutions for every application, process, and industry.  

What You’ll Do: 

  • Responsible for the leadership and direct supervision of others as assigned. 
  • Design, implement and document control systems for various types of automated equipment. 
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with the appropriate build and electrical teams. 
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation build specifications using standard techniques and approach. 
  • Responsible to assist with the successful management of assigned programs as they relate to cost, quality, timing and customer satisfaction. 
  • Manage several on-going projects concurrently; including people, travel, customer interactions, etc. 
  • Take ownership of the department and holds direct reports accountable for their performance, quality and productivity. 

Note:  This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities. 

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from 4-year College or university in related engineering field, or six years related experience and/or training. 
  • 7+ years of related experience with PLC, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems 
  • 5+ years of experience leading projects and cross functional teams. 
  • Automation industry preferred.  

Other Details: 

  • Travel to customer sites & other JR locations up to 25% of time 
  • Covid-19 Disclaimer: The health & safety of everyone at JR Automation is critical to our success.   As an essential employee, you will work onsite at one of our facilities and follow the policies & practices in the JR Automation Covid-19 Safe Work Playbook.  Social distancing, mask-wearing, and capacity limits are a few of the strategies we utilize. 

Company Overview 

At JR Automation, A Hitachi Group Company, our talented teams leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to provide our global customers with world-class automation equipment.  We transform processes & optimize operations with the solutions we design, build, program & deploy for nearly every industry.  Our people are the heart of our operations, and we believe unique skills and capabilities enable us to grow, collaborate and evolve.   

Join our team of 2,200+ at one of the 27 facilities around the globe.  We offer competitive pay, great benefits, apprenticeship programs, tuition reimbursement and training opportunities to develop your skills.      

Come Think. Solve. Create. With Us! 

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