Controls Specialist in Warren, MI at The Bartech Group

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

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Job Description

Job #:  205527

Job Description

If you are an experienced Controls Specialist looking for a position with a leading company, Bartech can help! We are a leading staffing firm and our clients include some over the nation’s biggest companies. Our client has a need for a Controls Specialist. This is a contract position; however it is not uncommon for assignments to transition into permanent positions with our client companies. If you have the background we are looking for, and you are interested in an opportunity to get your foot in the door with leading company, we want to talk with you!

Applicant must be eligible to work in the US for immediate opening.  For this opportunity, the successful candidate will be directly employed by Bartech Staffing as a W2 employee while providing services to our end client.

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Job Responsibilities                                              

Your specific duties as a Controls Specialist will include:   

  • Compensation (Range): $40-$45 / hour
  • The Controls Specialist will be responsible to research, develop and implement Manufacturing Engineering Controls and Robotics (MECR) standards and specifications.
  • The Controls Specialist will lead & support the development of these specifications.
  • Additionally, the specialist will be required to present and educate others regarding technical innovations and specification roll-out.
  • Support production and launch events as a technical expert in all applicable controls applications. 
  • Additionally, the scope of this work will span the core functions of MECR in the Body Shop, Paint and General Assembly. 
  • They will be the liaison between MECR, ICT and Plant management team members.
  • IT Network Design strategies; Logic, HMI and visual display development strategies; Upper level (IT) interfaces to plant floor PLCs; Diagnostic visualization strategies; Technical innovation research; Solution testing and validation; Specification documentation
  • Project Management - Responsible for project timing and goals; Provide direction to resources; Monitor projects; Report status of projects during regular team meetings; Coordinate with others to overcome
  • Support Plants during down time events - Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all controls related applications; Support for all controls equipment found within the plant environment; Liaison between ME and Plant employees
  • PDES (Process Design); Research PFS systems; Design Layout of PFS systems; Design Safety Reviews
  • EEM (Early Equipment Management); MPI Investigation participation
  • FI (Focused Improvement, Kaizens, Suggestions….); Participate in the WCM Suggestions Program; Lead or participate in 3 Kaizens annually
  • INN (Innovation Pillar); Support innovation projects as applicable; DM (Digital Manufacturing Pillar); Reduction in Non-Value-Added Activities (NVAA); Support initiatives for Virtual Validation; Support as required

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Job Requirements

As a Controls Specialist you must represent our company well by being responsible, punctual and motivated to go above and beyond the call of duty. You must also be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 5 years of manufacturing automation controls experience
  • Minimum 5+ years of Manufacturing Engineering and Launch experience with an emphasis on Controls Engineering, IT Engineering, PLC programming and network management
  • Experience supervising or leading a team of technicians/engineers
  • Strong and proficient project management experience
  • Strong and proficient understanding of PLC Programming: Rockwell Logix, Siemens S7, TIA Portal
  • Strong and proficient understanding of HMI Development: Factory Talk View, WinCC and TIA Portal
  • Problem solving skills specific to Information Technology, network management and system designs
  • Strong Project Management skills to support plant launch (liaison between plant, manufacturing engineering and installation contractors)
  • Able to handle conflict
  • Ensure good build practices; meet with contractors; report out to management
  • Understand and review code and firmware revisions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a related field
  • Strong and proficient understanding of Controls electrical design CAD software (ePlan /AutoCAD)
  • Experience developing bid packages for new equipment
  • Ability to coordinate the installation of Controls related equipment
  • Innovated thinker with excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated team leadership and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, SharePoint, Access, Outlook, and SQL)
  • Self-directed and motivated to implement change within the direction and scope of Senior Management
  • Computer programming skills (SQL, HTML, JAVA, Python, C Sharp, Visual Basic, iOS)

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As a Controls Specialist with Bartech, you will be working through an established and respected staffing organization with over 40 years of serving as a trusted partner to our client companies. We are dedicated to providing our talent with personal, responsive attention, and will assign an employee care representative to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Depending upon the client, the assignment and your performance, you can find potential opportunities for direct employment. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation, including benefits.

Available benefits for Controls Specialist Position may include (but are not limited to):

  • Exceptional medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k)

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