3rd Shift Controls Engineer



napoleon, oh, usa
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Job Purpose

This position is located in Napoleon, Ohio and is a brownfield plant start up. The facility will be a Dana final assembly plant for the Ford Bronco and Ranger products.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Review PLC logic & debug for proper content, error-proofing, and data collection function
• Lead in root cause investigations and eliminate downtime issues.
• Participate in lean plant floor layout (value-add, error-proof, visual factory, Kan Ban material flow)
• Lead in continuous improvement.
• Review and modify as necessary all equipment PMs and critical spares lists
• Interface with equipment vendor(s) to ensure system design, build, runoff and installation
• Participate in lean plant floor layout (value-add, error-proof, visual factory, Kan Ban material flow)
• Review and approve electrical and controls schematics and assembly system BOMs
• Review and modify as necessary all equipment PMs and critical spares lists
• Review and approve mechanical drawings for accuracy, robustness, and adherence to specs
• Co-develop with QE all inspection criteria, gage requirements, and control documentation
• Support problem solving activities (7Step, Error-Proofing, Histogram, Fishbone, 5 Why)
• Lead and support continuous improvement programs and employee involvement work teams
• Participate in CI programs and cost savings initiatives such as VA/VE, MCM, other
• Maintain and promote a clean, safe, and organized work environment
• Develop module assembly PFMEAs, Operator Instructions, Control Plans, & Process Flow Charts
• Support quality functions as necessary


• 2+ years controls engineering experience
• Strong electrical and mechanical troubleshooting experience
• Experience with RSLogix 5000, RSLinx (required)
• Experience with fastener torque systems (preferred)
• Technical proficiency in manufacturing and assembly processes and deployment of best practices
• Experience with lift assists and pneumatic devices (valve, cylinders)
• Experience with barcode scanners and RFID reader systems
• Experience with safety equipment (safety mats light curtain e-stop circuits)
• Proficiency developing PFMEAs, Operator Instructions, Control Plans, and Process Flow Charts
• Working knowledge of gage & layout procedures
• Demonstrated leadership, team building, problem solving and decision making skills
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project), ACAD, VisView, or other
• Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task effectively
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Able to support extended hours (including weekends), multiple shifts, and minimal travel as required

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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