Electrical Controls Engineer (PLC & Robotics) – Elkhart, IN

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A large plant near Elkhart, IN, is in need of an Electrical Controls Engineer. This plant manufactures aluminum auto parts and is part of a major US-based international auto parts manufacturer. Their operations include aluminum casting, precision machining, finishing, etc.

Relocation assistance is available! 

Job Summary: The person in this position will report to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and programming electrical controls and robotics in the facility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Read, understand, and write PLC programs (Siemens and Allen Bradley).
  • Adapt, create, and manipulate PLC, HMI, and robot programs for production needs.
  • Full understanding of robotics principles and programming.
  • Experience troubleshooting, designing, and programming PLCs.
  • Robotic troubleshooting and programming; able to perform motion control and integrate FANUC, ABB, MOTOMAN, and TOSHIBA robots to promote safe, cost effective operations.
  • Electrical knowledge: able to create, design, read prints, troubleshoot, and reduce down time and assist the maintenance department to speed up repairs.
  • Assist in the risk assessments of new cells for safety and OSHA standards.
  • Produce and interpret electrical prints for better understanding and trouble shooting.
  • Integrate and install new cells from start to finish.
  • Able to build, wire and assemble complete electrical panels and electrical enclosures.
  • Always looking to keep the company on the leading edge of all new automation and newest practices.
  • Work on constant improvement of all processes and cycle times.
  • Able to read, write and understand electrical prints.
  • Full understanding of Three Phase, 120 VAC and small DC voltages.
  • Able to assist Production, Engineering, and Maintenance on electrical and programming issues.
  • Good understanding of all automation devices.
  • Able to lead and manage new projects from electrical, robotic and programming roles.
  • Assist Maintenance department with troubleshooting and programming.
  • Design and build of electrical cabinets and its components.
  • Adaptability of any processors in the plant.
  • Full understanding of capital projects and ability to assist and find innovative ways to build on a limited budget.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related degree
  • 3-5 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate with all levels of management, especially first line.


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