Manufacturing Controls Engineer

Exide Technologies   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 48 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Self-starter with excellent problem solving, communication, and project management skills charged to implement Lean Manufacturing improvements, support troubleshooting, and provide training to factory-level engineers and technicians..


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties that include the following; other duties may be assigned:

Strong abilities with Programmable Logic Controllers, PLC. Contribute to a team responsible for specifying, designing, acquiring, and validating manufacturing equipment and tooling.

Contribute to a team responsible for specifying, designing, acquiring, and validating manufacturing equipment and tooling.

Interface with equipment suppliers and Operations to assure new machinery is built, integrated, delivered, and run-off to Exide’s controls and programming standards.

Work with factory-level engineers and technicians to standardize controls and programming on legacy equipment.

Work with equipment suppliers as Exide’s controls and programming point of contact from project inception through start of production to insure equipment validation is complete and comprehensive.

Advise EHS, Operations, Engineering, and suppliers on OSHA-compliance and safe operating procedures for machinery and programming.

Design, develop, and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, equipment layouts, and electrical schematics using drafting tools and computer-aided design (CAD)/drafting equipment and software.

Recommend controls and programming modifications to eliminate machine and system malfunctions, minimize/eliminate operator errors, eliminate reoccurring equipment issues, increase efficiency, increase output, decrease set-up time, and decrease cost. Utilize lean concepts on projects throughout the plant to achieve goals.



BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field.

5+ years of experience as an industrial controls engineer in support of engineering/maintenance of plant operations preferred.

Demonstrate an ability to read, interpret, and create PLC programming, including Ladder Diagram (LD), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), and Instruction List (IL).


Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, AutoDesk CAD software (AutoCAD, Inventor, etc), MS Office, and MS Project.

Strong Allen-Bradley software programming experience, including RSLogix 5000/Studio 5000 Logix Designer

Experience programming VFDs, HMIs, servo drives, robotics, and other controllers

Experience with the creation, administration, troubleshooting, and internal/external interface of Ethernet machine networks

Working knowledge of Inductive Automation’s Ignition software is a plus.

Requisition ID 2018-2179