Controls Engineer

Job description:

Our client, a leading Automotive Tier 1 manufacturer is looking for a Corporate Project Engineer-Controls.


  • Develop and maintain equipment standards and specifications.
  • Partner with our mother companies to establish best practices for equipment.
  • Identify and onboard new equipment sources to enhance performance and reduce costs.
  • Proactively research and assess the latest market technologies and competitor practices.
  • Build and maintain the skills and expertise of the Project Engineering team.
  • Collaborate with plant teams to enhance the maintenance teams’ skills and expertise.
  • Lead projects across facilities, from planning and funding justification to execution.
  • Oversee equipment procurement and installation, involving contractors or plant personnel.
  • Perform other assigned duties.



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering preferred. Will consider non-degreed if have significant PLC experience.
  • Three of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in overseeing facility construction, capital equipment procurement, and installation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • High level of technical proficiency.
  • Preferred: PLC Programming experience (Allen Bradley), AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication of technical information.
  • Proficient in managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional groups.
  • Effective response to inquiries and complaints.
  • Experience with Machine Automation in a manufacturing environment.
  • Preferred: Robotic programming (FANUC), Servo drives, HMI integration.
  • Automotive industry experience and PE certification is a plus.
  • Travel will be required. If you live close to Huntersville, TN most of the work will be done in their plant in the area with travel to Somerset, KY

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

This role is more hybrid than remote. Travel to their plant in Tennesse and will have to travel to their Somerset, KY facility

High visibility role in a small team with a major impact on manufacturing operations.

The company is growing. Lots of opportunities for advancement.