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Senior Controls Engineer

Location: Bowling Green, KY
Company: Knorr Bremse North America
Hours: Full time
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Want to help shape tomorrow? At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! www.bendix.com/careers

Sr. Controls Engineer

The Senior Controls Engineer is responsible for providing controls engineering support to the manufacturing teams, which includes Value Stream Leaders, Engineering team members, and Maintenance team members, in order to define corrective actions and investigate for continuous improvement efforts. The Controls Engineer will assist with and/or lead Kaizen initiatives per the World Class Manufacturing model. Work with and support all plant operations in World Class Manufacturing initiatives.



Required Skills

Requires a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent technical field.

Requires at least 5 years of controls engineering experience in a fast paced, continuous improvement, production environment.

Microsoft SQL experience preferred.

Requires experience with control systems design, specification, documentation, programming, troubleshooting, testing, and installation for automations and manufacturing equipment.

Requires proficient experience using software driven controls: Programmable Logic Controllers, Allen Bradley SLC, Siemens Step 7, and RS Logix 5000 Operator interfaces, Fanuc Robot, MES Systems (iGear, Ignition), process control systems including temperature, position, torque, and force control.

Knowledge of control and safety standards, NEC and local codes, servo systems, PC, PLC, and HMI programming is required.

Must be able to interpret and modify electrical and mechanical schematics.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Statistical evaluation software familiarity a plus.

Strong Problem solving skills required.

Strong Written and Oral communications skills are required.

Ability to handle multiple priorities is required.

Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles is required.

Must be able to work any shift and overtime.

Siemens Step 7 programming certification, Fanuc robot certification, TUV FS Tech Certification preferred.



Required Experience

Leads initiatives to improve plant reliability as it pertains to industrial system architecture, standards for programming language, and standards for controls equipment.


Develops and implements activities to reduce machine downtime while increasing process efficiency.


Researches, designs, and develops controls systems for industrial use utilizing knowledge in control engineering.

Provides design and technical support of PLC based hardware and control systems in a production environment (including Siemens and Allen Bradley).

Manages Capital projects from conception to installation as directed by the Engineering Management team while following OSHA, EPA and local Building Code regulations.

Identifies safety concerns while repairing, maintaining and calibrating automated assembly lines.

Maintains controls and equipment in a professional manner.

Understands and maintains all instrumentation systems required in the assembly processes while working in a team environment.

Develops and maintains calibration systems and records in accordance with Quality and Safety Systems.

Interfaces with outside Machine / Control Vendors for the purpose of troubleshooting and redefining processes.

Communicates effectively with Design, Product, and Quality Departments at the corporate level.

Develops Electrical and Mechanical Documentation for equipment.

Develops and implements operator work instructions.

Ensures compliance with the plant policies and procedures including requirements for TS16949 and ISO14001.

Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix have to offer you?

  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
  • 401k Plan with Company matching
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Wellness Program and incentives
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:
    • Company-Paid Benefits:
      • Basic Life Insurance
      • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
      • Short Term Disability
      • Business Travel Accident Insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
      • Medical and Prescription insurance
      • Dental insurance
      • Vision insurance
      • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
      • Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
      • Long Term Disability
      • Accident Plan
      • Critical Illness Plan
      • Hospital Indemnity Plan

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Requires a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent technical field.

Requires at least 5 years of controls engineering experience in a fast paced, continuous improvement, production environment.

Microsoft SQL experience preferred.

Requires experience with control systems design, specification, documentation, programming, troubleshooting, testing, and installation for automations and manufacturing equipment.

Requires proficient experience using software driven controls: Programmable Logic Controllers, Allen Bradley SLC, Siemens Step 7, and RS Logix 5000 Operator interfaces, Fanuc Robot, MES Systems (iGear, Ignition), process control systems including temperature, position, torque, and force control.

Knowledge of control and safety standards, NEC and local codes, servo systems, PC, PLC, and HMI programming is required.

Must be able to interpret and modify electrical and mechanical schematics.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required. Statistical evaluation software familiarity a plus.

Strong Problem solving skills required.

Strong Written and Oral communications skills are required.

Ability to handle multiple priorities is required.

Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques with emphasis on Standardized Work, Continuous Improvement, 5S, and JIT principles is required.

Must be able to work any shift and overtime.

Siemens Step 7 programming certification, Fanuc robot certification, TUV FS Tech Certification preferred.



Leads initiatives to improve plant reliability as it pertains to industrial system architecture, standards for programming language, and standards for controls equipment.


Develops and implements activities to reduce machine downtime while increasing process efficiency.


Researches, designs, and develops controls systems for industrial use utilizing knowledge in control engineering.

Provides design and technical support of PLC based hardware and control systems in a production environment (including Siemens and Allen Bradley).

Manages Capital projects from conception to installation as directed by the Engineering Management team while following OSHA, EPA and local Building Code regulations.

Identifies safety concerns while repairing, maintaining and calibrating automated assembly lines.

Maintains controls and equipment in a professional manner.

Understands and maintains all instrumentation systems required in the assembly processes while working in a team environment.

Develops and maintains calibration systems and records in accordance with Quality and Safety Systems.

Interfaces with outside Machine / Control Vendors for the purpose of troubleshooting and redefining processes.

Communicates effectively with Design, Product, and Quality Departments at the corporate level.

Develops Electrical and Mechanical Documentation for equipment.

Develops and implements operator work instructions.

Ensures compliance with the plant policies and procedures including requirements for TS16949 and ISO14001.

Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What does Bendix have to offer you?

  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
  • 401k Plan with Company matching
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Wellness Program and incentives
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:
    • Company-Paid Benefits:
      • Basic Life Insurance
      • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
      • Short Term Disability
      • Business Travel Accident Insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
      • Medical and Prescription insurance
      • Dental insurance
      • Vision insurance
      • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
      • Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
      • Long Term Disability
      • Accident Plan
      • Critical Illness Plan
      • Hospital Indemnity Plan

*LI-NB1

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