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Controls Engineer | Stanton, TN OR Glendale, KY
Direct Hire | Full-time | On-site

Kelly Engineering is seeking multiple Controls Engineer to join our client’s start-up team and launch the facility from the ground up.

Client is open to assisting with relocation expenses.

Candidates with manufacturing, automotive, electric vehicles, or battery experience are STRONGLY encouraged to apply!

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Use MES Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up on automation project’s and installations
Troubleshoot PLC, robot, and other automation problems. Lead 4D efforts with significant downtime events
Update program backups for automation
Program new installations of tooling and conveyor systems
Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements
Coordinate automation campaigns

Minimum Requirements:


Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls
Electrical Background (electrician or technician)
Related experience
Familiarity with Variable Frequency Devices (VFDs), encoders, Servo, network/Ethernet controls

Ability to support any shift in a 7-day work pattern
Candidate must be flexible to significant travel during initial plant start-up phase
Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors consisting of outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

Preferred Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or high school (GED) diploma with equivalent experience and skills.
Experience: 2+ years of related experience

Mitsubishi PLC/HMI/VFD/SERVO/MOTION experience would be an asset but not mandatory. Training will be provided.
PLC/MBI, robotics programming experience.
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to independently troubleshoot all body equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement for quality and delivery
Ability to read prints, AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics
Strong understanding of conveyors system programming and, in addition to networking understanding, Ethernet, remote IO Ability to read blueprints

All applicants applying for this job opening must be legally authorized to work in the United States and are required to have US residency at the time of application. Sponsorship is not available for this opportunity. OPT or H1B Visa is not being accepted at this time.

As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.
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