Controls Engineer Automotive

Alabama, United States

Posted on 11/19/2020

Position Details


Manufacturing & Dist / Automotive



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Reference ID:


We have an exceptional opportunity for a Controls Engineer to join a 50-year-old Tier 1 global automotive operation.  The company is one of the fastest-growing automotive suppliers worldwide supplying companies like BMW, Mercedes, Ford, Porsche, Nissan Audi and others.  This impressive role comes with aggressive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This great role is located just a short drive from Birmingham AL.




  • Design PLC, HMI, instrumentation and electrical systems and applications for cost-effective plant operations.
  • Lead controls-related Capital project activities, from conception through start-up
  • Conceptual controls project design, budgeting, detailed design, specification development, bid negotiations, and installation.
  • Manages outside contractors and SMP personnel for controls related project work
  • Troubleshoot and solve production-related control system problems
  • Upgrade controls / equipment to improve operations
  • Advises the Engineering staff of appropriate control and instrumentation standards and philosophy.
  • Provides training of plant personnel for controls related systems and technology


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Engineering Technology Required.
  • 7 + years of work experience designing/implementing control systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3 + years’ experience with Enterprise Resource Planning systems
  • Previous experience managing control projects from start to finish
  • Skilled with troubleshooting and upgrading control systems
  • Previous experience in automotive parts manufacturing is highly valued.
  • Able to work in maintenance teams and individually.
  • Knowledge of SAP, AS400 a plus
  • Advanced education is a plus
  • Professional certifications/training are a plus.