Company: Wood
Skills: Electrical Engineering, Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Warren, Michigan, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood's Applied Intelligence -Automation and Controls business is currently recruiting for an Electrical Controls Technologist 1 in Warren, MI. with the ability to create PLC programs, electrical schematics in the Automotive Electrical Controls industry.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a strong collaborative senior team, to gain experience working directly with customers, to define and understand the requirements of the projects. As a member of the team, you will receive training, and learn how to handle commissioning responsibilities, and play a key role in the growth of this business . For individuals with a strong IT background and interest, there is an opportunity to develop strong skills integrating controls systems with computer systems. This position will report to the CIM Supervisor.

  • Be involved in the design, installation, and configuration of new and existing equipment automation together with equipment/process personnel
  • Design and integrate control systems on new and existing equipment.
  • Provide technical expertise and support on equipment, processes and methods aimed at sustaining or increasing output
  • Design, test, and validate systems (individually or as a member of a team)
  • Be involved in new and existing production line expansion installation and support
  • Research new technology or CIM applications to provide feedback to team for new enhancement
  • Review the project scope, proposals, job specification and resolve differences, providing constructive feedback to the person giving direction in a respective manner to achieve the best solution possible
  • Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results and follow through with a series of related detailed steps or processes
  • Provide hardware and software enhancement ideas or request to improve productivity or quality
  • Manage multiple technical projects targeting continuous improvement results in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency, delivery and cost
  • Work independently and with a team of CIM Engineers to assist in software development aspects of larger projects ; work with other CIM and IT personnel on system launches and upgrades
  • Provide support for Customer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Projects from project design, implementation, production launch, to project closure
  • Provide daily CIM operation support to end users to ensure system availability
  • Deliver projects on time and with least cost for the defined scope and highest quality to our customers
  • Provide daily status notes on launch and during projects
  • Assist or lead in the development and implementation of applications

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, OR 1-2 year Technologist Certification coupled with 1-2 years' practical, relevant work experience
  • Proficient in PC operating systems and high level of ability in MS Office products
  • Knowledge of PLC controllers and programming languages such as JAVA, C and HTML is preferred
  • Knowledge of networks and IT systems is an asset
  • Multiple language knowledge would be highly desired
  • Excellent controls system troubleshooting skills
  • A strong understanding and interest in machine integration, equipment monitoring system and tracking solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • A self-starter who is dynamic and flexible with high adaptability to changes is preferred
  • Local and international travel may be required
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Physical Requirements :

Individual must be able to physically perform the following while carrying a laptop in a backpack:
  • Walk a mile in under 20 minutes
  • Climb a 2 story ladder
  • Be able to walk around the job site
  • Lift up to 30 lbs or 15Kg without difficulty

CEC Controls is a Wood Automation and Controls company

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.