Controls Engineering Specialist

Website Ford Motor Company

Engineering Specialist (Controls) Job Highlights

Title Controls Engineering Specialist
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Accounting/Auditing/Finance
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Company Ford Motor Company

Company Profile

Ford Motor Company is a global company with shared ideals and a deep sense of family. It creates transportation solutions built to improve people’s lives. The innovative products, accessories, experiences, and services are designed and produced across six continents.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Controls Engineering Specialist to join its team.

Educational Qualification

  • Not mentioned, yet may require a High School Diploma or relevant Bachelor’s Degree

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of controls engineering experience
  • Experience with 5 + years of experience related to Robotic programming in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of experience in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint


  • Independently troubleshoot all BODY Area equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement in quality and delivery
  • Program the new installations, rebalances, new automation tooling, and conveyor systems
  • Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements
  • Troubleshoot PLC, robot, and other automation problems
  • Update program backups for automation
  • Use FIS Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up automation projects and installations


  • Knowledge of Weld Timers – Bosch and WTC
  • PLC logic and controls Allen Bradley RS Logixs/Studio
  • Very proficient in Factory Talk (Panel View)

Preferred Requirements

  • DMAIC and DMADV (DFSS) Project Methodology experience
  • Familiarity with PowerFlex VFDs, Mov/Mot/MoviFit Armor starts, encoders, network/Ethernet controls
  • Fanuc Robot experience
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience
  • Lean Tools – 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping
  • Servicing the robot/Production support. Figuring out faults and fixing them. Changing weld schedules or pressures to trace down a bad wire to replace.
  • Setting up all the devices on the end of the robot, whether it’s a material handler, servo gun, or pneumatic gun, etc. Programming paths and understanding the zones, accuracies, or continuous. (installation)
  • Setting up inputs and outputs for the robots and devices on the robot including setting node addresses, dip switches, and rotary dip switches.
  • Setting up software limits and hard stop, torquing the end effectors down (shimming the end effector and fixtures for the robot), and tightening the dress package up.
  • Sifting through and debugging the logic.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including 4Ds, FMEAs, and DMAICs
  • Strong understanding of conveyors system programming, in addition to networking understanding, DH+, Ethernet, remote IO
  • Supporting the line after programming and getting it up and running. (Production Support/Servicing)
  • Teaching and verifying zones/path segments for the robots. This also involved auto debugging and ramping the robot(s) up to 100% and getting them in the cycle time that the customer needed without any crashes or mishaps.
  • Visual Factory Management


  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Incentive compensation
  • Professional/personal growth opportunities and recognition
  • Retirement plan
  • Savings and stock investment plan

Employer’s Statement

Ford Motor Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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