Controls Engineer

Herman Miller | Zeeland, MI

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Posted Date 11/23/2021

As a Controls Engineer, you’ll get to play with toys…big toys. We handle all of the electrical and programming needs for the campus related to the manufacturing equipment. What type of equipment? Glad you asked. We primarily deal with metal forming equipment. Specifically, we cut, punch, form, bend, weld, paint, and assemble. To do these operations, our equipment varies from presses to robot cells to assembly lines and a whole lot more. That means we never get bored and always have different types of equipment to play with. We stay busy with tasks ranging from day-to-day operations support to retrofitting machines and building new equipment. We get to work with all of this and still go home to our families every night and experience what it really means to have a good work/life balance. If you are excited to work on equipment, play well with others, and want to help support our team and operations, then this might be a great fit for you.

What You’ll Do

You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...

  • Partner with operations, maintenance, and other engineers to support existing equipment and keep product shipping out our doors
  • Build and modify equipment
  • Receive mentoring from Senior Level and Engineering Leadership
  • Generate Bill of Materials
  • Manage budgets
  • Develop electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Program PLCs, robots, HMIs, and more
  • Assist with quoting new equipment and processes
  • Train others on the electrical aspects of equipment
  • Be part of a supportive team working towards the same goals
  • Drive tasks to completion with oversight of leadership
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives

Sound Like You?
You might be just who we’re looking for if you have...

  • An Electrical Engineering/Technical degree from an accredited program, or a two-year Technical degree in a related field with five years of applicable engineering experience.
  • Three to five years of professional engineering experience or one to three years of specialty engineering experience.
  • Previous experience with machine control hardware such as PLCs, servos, drives, cameras, and robots.
  • Previous experience with hardware from manufacturers such as Allen Bradley, Banner, Cognex, Fanuc, Keyence, Turck, and more.
  • Experience in documenting work and processes so others can replicate and support installed work.
  • Other programming experience with C, Java, Ignition, .NET, or Python is a plus.
  • Perhaps experience building synergy around Industry 4.0 and other buzz worthy things.
  • Experience running your own projects.
  • The ability to see problems and go after fixing them. We want your input to continuously improve our processes.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people at various levels, including Operations, Engineering, and Management, as well as the ability to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members. Basically, we have a great team and are looking for another team player.
  • Basic computer skills are definitely a requirement. If Outlook or Excel scare you, this probably isn’t your thing.
  • The ability to assess priorities and determine a course of action with minimal day-to-day supervision, as well as the ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond effectively to changes which affect project plans.
  • An overall business sense and an understanding of how decisions impact business results. We get to do a lot of cool stuff, but just because it is cool we still need to justify our decisions.
  • The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs. They describe how we live our purpose through the way we lead, the way we see one another, and the way we approach our work.

We are difference-makers reflects our commitments to creating places that matter, to being a good neighbor in our communities, and to using business as a force for good.

We are all extraordinary is our statement about the worth of individuals and our commitment to help everyone reach their full potential.

We are better together demonstrates how challenging one another, making room for everyone, and working and winning as one makes us stronger.

Who We Hire
Simply put, we hire everyone. MillerKnoll is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We’re committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities.

MillerKnoll, Herman Miller’s parent company, is a federal contractor and is subject to the requirements of Executive Order 14042. As such, we are requiring all of our U.S.-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022.

Job Type
Full time

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