Ford Motor Company Engineering Specialist-Controls in Woodhaven, Michigan


Job Title:

Engineering Specialist-Controls

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.

The Flat Rock Assembly Plant has an opening for an Engineering Specialist - Controls. This position will have the responsibilities for the following:

  • Use Vis Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up automation project's and installations

  • Troubleshoot PLC, robot, and other automation problems

  • Update program backups for automation

  • Program new installations of Body tooling and conveyor systems

  • Reprogram automation for engineering changes and improvements

  • Coordinate automation campaigns

  • Lead skilled trades and maintenance supervisors during equipment breakdowns and repair

  • Investigate the root cause & develop countermeasures for chronic issues affecting Production.

  • Analyze production and machine monitoring data to determine bottlenecks & constraints

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ year Electrical Background

  • 2+ years of Manufacturing experience

  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Fanuc robot experience

  • 3+ years minimum experience with Body Assembly weld equipment, robotics and tooling

  • Ability to read prints, AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics

  • Strong understanding of conveyors system programming and body tooling techniques, in addition to networking understanding, DH+, Ethernet, remote IO

  • Ability to independently troubleshoot all body equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement for quality and delivery

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience

  • 8D and 5Why corrective action and problem solving skills

  • DMAIC and DMADV (DFSS) Project Methodology experience

  • FMEA, PPAP, and DOEs experience

  • Allen Bradley GuardLogix 1765 Platforms, PowerFlex70/755 VFD’s experience

  • Experience with SEW EuroDrive MoviMot/MoviFit Drives

  • Fanuc Robotics – SpotTool, Sealer Dispense Applications experience

  • Nordson Sealer Dispense Systems, Cognex vision systems experience

  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and...Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation or in moments of brilliance. And it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company your journey begins. You become part of a team that is already leading the way with ingenious solutions and attainable products - and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company



Skill Team:



Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering