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Controls Engineer

Date: Dec 8, 2021

Location: Canton, MI, US, 48187

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

TWB Company is North America’s market leader for tailor welded products with locations in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Ontario and Mexico. Formed in 1992, TWB is a joint venture of Worthington Industries and BAO and Steel Company.  The company developed the tailor welded blank market in North America and is the leading manufacturer of tailor welded products in the NAFTA region supporting JIT production and services to the automotive industry.  The company’s technologies are helping automotive companies produce stronger, lighter vehicles.  


This position is responsible for supporting ongoing and new manufacturing processes and improvements within the plant that will meet and/or exceed internal and customer expectations. 


  • Develops and updates process procedures to ensure that documentation is accurate and understandable.
  • Support the Engineering departments goals to achieve continuous improvement projects.
  • Support the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.
  • Review production data on a regular basis to identify improvement opportunities in scrap rate, cycle time, uptime, or other plant metrics in the areas of Laser Welding and Press Operations.
  • Partner with Quality, Operations, and Materials to monitor both internal and external product quality as well as current production performance, and implement correct or improvement actions to meet or exceed plant and customer goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical assistance and product expertise to reduce costs of existing products with focus on redirecting costs of non-quality (scrap, rework, customer returns, and downtime) along with eliminating non value added operations.
  • Participates in developing/reviewing PFMEA and Control Plans for compliance and accuracy.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

Desired Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field; or equivalent combination three to five year of related experience and education and/or training.
  • Three to five years of experience related experience is required; experience in Tier 1 automotive supplier is strongly desired.
  • Previous experience with PLCs (Allen-Bradley and Siemens) , specifically programing and troubleshooting PLCs, is preferred. Experience programing servo controllers and VFDs a plus.
  • Experience working with ABB, Motoman, and/or Nachi robots, preferred.
  • Prefer Six Sigma Greenbelt/Blackbelt certification and/or certificate in Lean Manufacturing. 
  • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
  • Math Skills - Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Computer Skills: Computer literate to write, read, and reply to e-mail.  Excel and MS Project experience. AutoCAD software is highly desirable.
  • Read and interpret Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)


Bachelors in Engineering General

TWB is considered an Employer of Choice operating under a long-standing philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule. TWB and its subsidiaries, are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Alternative Locations:  

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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