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Senior Controls Engineer

Applied Manufacturing Technologies

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Posted on 01/17/2024


Lake Orion, Michigan USA


The Controls Software Lead Engineer is responsible for providing engineering leadership, direction, and project management to a team of engineers assigned to the overall software design, programming, troubleshooting and debugging side of industrial automation systems.



Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to all members of the project team for the successful on-time completion of the job
  • Attend all required project meetings and be the controls engineering point of contact between AMT Management and the Customer
  • Create and manage a comprehensive controls engineering plan for project.
  • Provide progress and job status reports to Controls Engineering Manager
  • Review and evaluate scope of work and project objectives for jobs assigned.
  • Evaluate engineering resource requirements and communicate requirements to Controls Engineering Manager.
  • Mentor and coach lower-level engineers assigned to project to ensure correct design practices and assess progress and address challenges
  • Monitor and evaluating job progress
  • Creating recovery plans for overcoming obstacles
  • Work with team to develop standard methods for better efficiency and operation

Minimum Skills & Abilities

  • Highly Proficient in PLC programming  and debugging of automation systems and technologies utilized in the automotive industry (Allen Bradley and Siemens)
  • Highly Proficient in HMI design
  • Proficient in one or more PLC Brands
  • Strong knowledge of CAD design such as EPLAN for AutoCAD
  • Knowledge and experience with safety practices within the industrial automation industry
  • Time Management and Organizational skills
  • Experience with network communications such as Ethernet and Devicenet
  • Familiarity with simulation and/or robot programming practices
  • Strong Leadership & Interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to coach and lead engineers who are at a lower skill level




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Applied Manufacturing Technologies is an industry leader in automated end of line solutions, advanced material handling systems, and engineering support globally

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