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 live close to Mt. Vernon, Kentucky-most of the work will be done in their plant in the area.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Partially remote-if don’t have major projects will work from home.

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

The company is growing. Lots of opportunities for advancement.