Controls Engineer at Meritor, Inc.

Posted in Management 27 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Laurinburg, North Carolina





Job Description:

Our Laurinburg/Maxton, NC plant is recruiting for a highly challenging and rewarding position of Controls Engineer to take our operations to the next level!  This role is a key member of the Engineering team. Establish practices, processes, and solutions with special equipment for production to achieve safety, quality and productivity targets. Support day to day plant issues, gather information for requirements, develop technical proposals, design and develop solutions for complex equipment controls and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) projects.

Job Responsibilities


  • Works with and assists plant maintenance to solve issues, transfer knowledge and know-how

  • Establishes program objectives by analyzing proposals, determine requirements, time frame, funding, savings, and staffing; approving program schedules

  • Electrical & Controls design capabilities (conceptualization of control systems, development of schematics, component specification, costing, panel building and wiring)

  • Provides electrical designs and programming within applicable standards to build new or modify existing production machines and systems.

  • Generates manuals, design documents, PM schedules and spare parts lists for all Error Proofing/Poka-Yoke solutions for Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance Personnel

  • Changes to control logic and software including, but not limited to: Safety Systems, PLCs, HMIs, MES Systems, and PC based logic.

  • Abides and practices corporate and OSHA standards for electrical systems standardization

  • Assist with defining MES solution architectures and develops detailed design specifications

  • Provide expert knowledge and experience regarding equipment programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to guide, and sometimes accomplish, technical effort required to implement complex MES solutions

  • Serves as plant controls support for industrialization projects within facility and required to be a liaison with industrialization controls team

  • Provides continuous improvement ideas for existing equipment and processes

  • Travel requirements are minimal, possible travel to other plants if needed


  • BS in Electrical Engineering is required

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing production environment required to include product launches, Error Proofing/Poka-Yoke implementation proficiency and MES launch experience

  • Hands-on manufacturing involvement in the launch of a new product and/or cost improvement project implementation experience is required

  • Competent in reading electrical schematics

  • Familiar with Vision Systems to incorporate into Error Proofing/Poka-Yoke solutions

  • Familiar with Torque Controllers/Tools

  • Strong MS Office, CAD experience a must

  • Strong knowledge of the Control/Compact/Micro Logix, SLC and Factory Talk software, programming with Allen Bradley PLCs, and HMIs preferred

  • Must possess strong ability of troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems (motors, drives, PLC’s)

  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills are required

  • Ability to work in cross-functional environment, gaining consensus and cooperation along with multiple projects and deadlines