Controls Engineer at Adient in West Point, GA

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Job Summary

Develop, maintain and improve automation control systems integral to the production process of the assembly of automotive seating and overhead systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in PFMEA analysis.
  • Participate as a knowledge leader for Kaizen, lean manufacturing and other continuous improvement projects.
  • Identify and implement error proofing requirements throughout the production process.
  • Identify and plan for process impact as a result of engineering changes.
  • Participate in 8D or similar root-cause based problem solving tasks.
  • Contribute to specifications for equipment purchases.
  • Support the maintenance department by assisting in the troubleshooting of equipment issues.
  • Troubleshoot PLC ladder logic and data handling functions in Control Logix processors.
  • Maintain PLC documentation upon receipt from equipment suppliers.
  • Maintain archive of PLC programs throughout facility.
  • Support various I/O devices connected to PLC's including HMI's, scanners, remote I/O, sensors, relays, solenoids, etc.
  • Assist maintenance personnel in troubleshooting pneumatic circuits.
  • Applies knowledge of electronic and instrumentation principles to determine equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.
  • Insure that abnormalities when observed are acted upon to resolve root-causes.
  • Review and comment on equipment controls drawings prior to build approval.
  • Maintain archive of machine controls drawings in an electronic and/or paper format.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, and/or equivalent 5 years related work experience. Experience using Allen Bradley's RS Logix 5, RS Logix 5000, ControLogix and Panelview development software is a must.

Work Type: fulltime

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