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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is an innovative and full-service Tier One supplier with a global presence and emphasis in development for lightweight technologies.  CSP offers employees the opportunity to join a leading edge company within the composite material industry and enjoy the benefits offered by a growing company in North America and internationally.

We are seeking a Controls Engineer for our Corporate Office in Auburn Hills, MI.

Position Summary: 

Responsible for engineering, development, documentation and implementation of automated equipment used to assemble, process, test and/or manufacture CSP products while working in a team environment. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with all CSP facilities to standardize and update machine standards and keep up to date. 
  • Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate, and/or modify electrical components, circuitry, controls and machinery.
  • Review equipment electrical drawings and controls at design review.
  • Work with product launch teams to develop automation systems.
  • Assist Product Launch teams with start-up of equipment through debugging and troubleshooting.
  • Review product improvement ideas and recommend action to implement them.
  • Maintain all electrical and electrical upgrades on software and in hard copy in an orderly manner.
  • Maintain back-up files for all PLC and Robotic programs in an orderly manner.
  • Define production process parameters to ensure products meet customer specifications.
  • Implement production processes with continuous improvement.
  • Create documentation for production support and data collection.
  • Develop training programs and materials for Technicians.
  • Coordinate safety efforts with Safety Representative.
  • Select vendors for equipment and production materials with the Manufacturing Engineers.  
  • Develop and issue criteria to vendors for items supplied.
  • Recommend stock items and quantities for equipment spare parts and production materials.
  • Recommend preventative maintenance items and schedules for equipment.
  • Initiate work orders for equipment problems.
  • Establish area goals to support production and strategic initiatives.
  • Develop, document, and provide for continuous improvement in manufacturing processes, production, and quality.
  • Support IATF-16949 and ISO-14001 initiatives.
  • Develop or revise standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required.
  • Five years of experience controls engineering in a manufacturing environment.
Must have knowledge and experience in the following:
  • Allen Bradley PLC
  • Fluid Power
  • Robotic integration (preferably with Fanuc)
  • Robotic Water Jets
  • OSHA Safety Standards
Travel is 50-75% to CSP Plants in US and possibly Mexico.

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