Manufacturing Controls Engineer

Foster City, CA
Manufacturing Operations – Engineering
As the Manufacturing Controls Engineer, you should have technical knowledge and experience in controls and automation system related development tasks in high-volume manufacturing operations. 

You will design, develop, implement, and debug controls/automation solutions to support manufacturing systems, such as the equipment controls, line PLC controls, safety system integration solutions, sensor/vision system integration, HMI programming, etc. The responsibilities include developing PLC and HMI programs, integrating safety related controls components, conducting electrical/automation system buy-offs, supporting plant start-up activities, etc.


    • Develop all aspects of electrical controls systems for equipment and machinery: 
    • Develop control system and HMI programs.
      Develop and implement bench tests.
      Debug control system operations.
    • Investigate problems and requirements of projects, and develop cost effective solutions. 
    • Implement and support Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based hardware and software. 
    • Be responsible and work in a team for selected areas of the overall solution
    • Be willing to travel moderately (20% - 30% on average) to support plant implementations, supplier interactions, or as requested by management:
    • Travel can be more intensive during plant startup support periods


    • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering or related field required.
    • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a related manufacturing industry.
    • Advanced PLC and HMI programming skills with some understanding and experience with high-level programming languages (e.g. C#, Java, C++, VB, etc.)
    • Experience in safety PLC implementation and safety system integration tasks.
    • Good knowledge in and understanding of government and industry controls and safety standards.
    • Experience in integrating plant floor automation systems with plant IT systems.


    • Experience in automotive manufacturing environment.
    • Experience in implementing / integrating SCADA solutions with automation systems.
    • Experience with Siemens TIA Portal software and Siemens PLC, HMI and automation hardware platforms.
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