Manufacturing Controls Engineer

AP Professionals
January 9, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a Manufacturer looking to add a Manufacturing Controls Engineer to their team. The Manufacturing Controls Engineer will design, develop, recommend and implement controls systems to support production tooling and fixtures, equipment upgrades and replacements, and automated equipment and systems.


  • Investigates improvement potential in design, manufacturing and assembly of components or products
  • Recommends and implements changes to improve performance (i.e. machine throughput, quality levels, delivery lead times, line takt time, etc.)
  • Specifies and coordinates development and fabrication of controls components and systems to support facilities continuous improvement needs
  • Expedites design, system, and component delivery to meet project requirements
  • Identifies and reports deviations from specifications, timing issues, and difficulties with meeting performance objectives
  • Produces accurate documentation, operating procedures, and provides operator training for production tooling and equipment
  • Reviews and understands detailed specifications and plans
  • Prepares detailed designs according to specifications
  • Produces project supportive documentation, i.e. schematics, panel layouts, etc. which comply with drawing procedures and other engineering controls
  • Works closely with manufacturing staff and product engineering
  • Generates, updates, and maintains new and current control systems programs
  • Supports maintenance with information regarding installation, troubleshooting, and adjustments
  • Calculates performance, outputs, limits, energy usage, etc.
  • Always conscious of safety in all activities


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or related technical discipline


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience successfully implementing controls systems to support automated equipment and continuous improvement projects within a hands-on manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with troubleshooting automated assembly systems
  • Knowledge of implementing pneumatic, hydraulic, motorized, and/or robotic systems for the use of in-house automated manufacturing and assembly systems
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively program controls systems using PLC’s, HMI’s, servos, robots, and computer-based systems and their respective programming platforms
  • Knowledge of effectively implementing vision systems for part acquisition, guidance, etc. as well as component and assembly inspections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers systems and networking to interface assembly and manufacturing equipment with ERP system(s)
  • Effective communication skills including technical writing
  • Sound controls system design capability using industry de facto standard or company standards for schematics, panel layouts, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities using root cause analysis, etc.
  • Knowledge of metal working, forming, stamping, etc. a plus
  • Knowledge of the effectiveness and implementation of Factory 4.0 and IIoT a plus
  • 2D CAD Skills, preferably DraftSight and/or AutoCAD
  • 3D CAD Skills, preferably SolidWorks a plus
  • Proficient in use of MS Office Suite
  • Project Management Tools, Smartsheets, MS Project or equivalent a plus
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