Controls Engineer
Johnson Controls - Lansing, MI

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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit JCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and as such does not discriminate in its recruiting and selection process based on disability or handicap status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please call our Talent Acquisition Hotline at (414)-524-8999 and press option #0.

Develop, maintain and improve automation control systems integral to the production process of the assembly of automotive seating and overhead systems.

Specific Duties:
Participate in PFMEA analysis.

Participate as a knowledge leader for Kaizen, lean manufacturing and other continuous improvement projects.

Identify and implement error proofing requirements throughout the production process.

Identify and plan for process impact as a result of engineering changes.

Participate in 8D or similar root-cause based problem solving tasks.

Contribute to specifications for equipment purchases.

Support the maintenance department by assisting in the troubleshooting of equipment issues.

Troubleshoot PLC ladder logic and data handling functions in Control Logix processors.

Maintain PLC documentation upon receipt from equipment suppliers.

Maintain archive of PLC programs throughout facility.

Support various I/O devices connected to PLC’s including HMI’s, scanners, remote I/O, sensors, relays, solenoids, etc.

Assist maintenance personnel in troubleshooting pneumatic circuits.

Applies knowledge of electronic and instrumentation principles to determine equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.

Insure that abnormalities when observed are acted upon to resolve root-causes.

Review and comment on equipment controls drawings prior to build approval.

Maintain archive of machine controls drawings in an electronic and/or paper format.

All other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager.


Education Required:
Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, and/or equivalent 5 years related work experience. Experience using Allen Bradley’s RS Logix 5, RS Logix 5000, ControLogix and Panelview development software is a



Experience Required:
Three to five years in manufacturing environment, with automotive seating systems, desired.

PLC code development and debug experience.

Hardware knowledge in PLCs, PCs, HMIs (i.e., Panel View, RS View), controls devices (i.e., sensors, actuators, motion control equipment), and Robotics.

Experience with Automation Network Interfaces for data and control (Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, ProFiBus, etc.)

Intermediate or advanced knowledge of the following applications: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Auto Cad LT 2002 or higher. General knowledge of plant automation network applications.



Primary Location



Automotive Experience North America

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Johnson Controls, Inc. (Johnson Controls) provides automotive interiors, products and services that optimize energy usage in buildings and...