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Controls Manager

at Lear Corporation

Posted: 9/10/2020
Job Status: Full-Time/Regular
Job Reference #: 3648

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  • Lead controls department, Support production by reducing downtime with increased quality. Implementation of projects from the prototype to SOP phase. Drive corporate standards program and hardware.

Support Company Growth: Typical duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support implementation of proven and newly developed automated equipment
  • Lead controls designs (Controls requirements, Automation, Integration with LPS)
  • Support production to reduce downtime with increased quality
  • Develop predictive maintenance indicators to increase reliability and reduce downtime – (CBM)
  • Develop PFMECA with defined contingency plan and disaster recovery
  • Robust programming skills that do not require babysitting for the life of the program- goal is to support production and work on advancements in automation.
  • Develop and implement poka-yokes to improve quality

Drive Company Standards: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drive corporate AME control standards and communicate suggested improvements
  • Use control standards to develop requirements for automated cells

Automation Safety

  • Understand and communicate applicable safety standards: general industry (OSHA 1910), machine guarding, robot safety (ANSI/RIA 15.06), automated vehicles, conveyor safety
  • Ergo analysis with the use of Human Tech software
  • Completion of Risk Assessments on all automated equipment

Tech Savvy

  • Knowledgeable in MS-Office and AutoCAD
  • Expert in (RS logix 500, RS logix 5000, Baluff I/O link, and Fanuc robot, programming).
  • Ability to read and create electrical drawings
  • Ability to create 2D cell layout in AutoCAD
  • Coordinate and manage controls systems

Team Development

  • Lead Mentor/train controls tech to support controls production
  • Train supervisor, area leaders, production on controls based systems.
  • Communicate across cross functional groups
  • Support Kaizen projects

Skills and Special Requirements

  • PLC, Robotic Programming
  • Interfacing automation with LPS/LPS Knowledge
  • Controls Communication protocol (devicenet, profibus, ethernet IP, IO link)
  • Language-English proficiencies reading text descriptions
  • RFID/scanning technologies


  • Bachelors degree in engineering or a related field with experience in PLC, Programming, and Allen Bradley
  • 3-4 years of experience in the automotive industry
  • 3-4 years of experience in a supervisory role
Job Location
Brookwood, Alabama, United States
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