Company: Wood
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Silao, Mexico

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood's Applied Intelligence business is currently recruiting for bilingual Spanish/English Controls Engineers to join our growing team in Mexico, preferably at our Silao office. This position will report to the Controls Manager.

We are looking for Control Engineers that must be able to perform the design and field startup of control systems for automotive manufacturing. Experience in industries related to the automotive industry and electrical controls are highly desired. Demonstrated trouble shooting skills are necessary.

This is an exciting time to join our Mexico operations; we are well positioned for growth, and this individual will play a key role in helping us to further develop this business in Mexico. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with solid experience as a systems integrator, who is looking for career development with a large, global organization. Come join the winning team!

  • Design of control systems on large automotive projects, from customer standards where applicable
  • Provide expertise in the design of industrial conveyor systems in automotive assembly
  • Review specifications, and establish non-standard designs
  • Follow internal and customer standards
  • Develop a system layout and distribute control equipment appropriately
  • Review time cycles studies and dimension switch layouts
  • Design system architecture and network topology
  • Detail design of control panels
  • Specify equipment and development of bills of materials
  • Design of electrical schematic drawings in AutoCad and/or Eplan
  • Design and test PLC and HMI programs using Rockwell and Siemens applications
  • Liaise with various project teams and customer representatives
  • Research and understand the functionality of proprietary control equipment
  • Communicate effectively and ensure a consistent quality of design
  • Issue designs as required by the project timing
  • Provide technical support to site installation teams, and on Site startups
  • Provide both Customer and Standby support
  • Undertake projects in new sectors, knowledge of robot programming and vision systems (Cognex/Keyence)

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering
  • Will have a minimum of 3 years relevant industry design experience with automotive conveyor systems and robot cells, including system architecture, schematic diagrams and control panel design
  • Proven design experience on (recent) large automotive projects
  • Detailed knowledge of industrial conveyor systems in automotive assembly, Robotic programming and Vision systems (Cognex/Keyence)
  • Technical knowledge, certification and skills:
  • AutoCAD, Eplan
  • Rockwell and Siemens PLC & HMI, Mitsubishi PLC
  • Industrial networks (Ethernet, DeviceNet, Profinet, CCLink)
  • Variable speed drives (Rockwell, Siemens, SEW)
  • Technical knowledge/skills in the following is considered an asset: Ford NextGen & GVOSS standards; GM G12 & G16 standards, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Capable of assisting with installation
  • Debugging PLC & HMI with no additional support
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere
  • Able to travel to customer sites for extended periods
  • Must be fluent Spanish English TOEFL 70, with excellent oral and written communications skills

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to climb a 2-story ladder
  • Can walk a mile in 20 minutes
  • Be able to cover, on foot, a reasonable distance on a job site
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs without difficulty

All of the above items to be accomplished while carrying a laptop computer

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.