Automation Controls Engineer at Guardian Glass

2 Apr | Glass jobs opportunities

Job Locations: US-WI-Sun Prairie
Category: Engineering Position
Type (Portal Searching): Regular Full-Time

Who is Guardian Industries?

When you are looking at a city’s skyline or any of the latest cars and trucks, chances are you’re seeing our products. Through Guardian Glass, a Guardian Industries company, we make high- performance, energy efficient glass for homes and buildings. SRG Global™, a Guardian Industries company, makes automotive trim products that define a vehicle’s DNA and help improve fuel efficiency.

And perhaps most of all, we make the ideas, formulas and processes that make these products possible. Guardian Industries is 18,000 people working to make products that improve people’s lives! To Learn more visit our website at:

Guardian Glass is seeking you to become our next Automation Controls Engineer!

The Automation Controls Engineering role leads engineering efforts related to PLC programming, controls, and electrical troubleshooting in the Guardian IG facility in Sun Prairie, WI, a subsidiary of the New Ventures Division. The focus of the Automation Controls Engineer is to add value through improving processes in the production of insulated glass window units. This position offers numerous opportunities for career advancement, with potential movement into engineering management, product or process design, R&D, operations management, or plant management.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes

Reinforcing Guardian’s company culture in daily interactions and decision making.
Utilizes knowledge of electrical engineering and drafting to design and draft components of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and lubrication devices, and other related equipment.
Plans logic system for functions such as sequence, timing, and motion control for automated equipment and processes.
Designs implements for robots, robot end-of-arm tool, robot controller, and other machines including requisite connectivity and field bus protocols
Supports plant activities involving the fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of electromechanical products and systems that employ automation and control systems.
Support maintenance team to troubleshoot industrial control log and systems to resolve maintenance outages
Develops and designs incremental improvements on existing control systems
Confers with equipment builder to resolve problems regarding building of controls systems.
Manage mechanical design, fabrication, and assembly of custom components including, but not limited to, material handling jigs and fixtures, fixtures to improve employee safety, layout adjustments
Manage change control process as it relates to controls systems and equipment programming
Motion control; field bus communications; structured text

What You Will Need?

Familiarity with Twincat 3 system PTP, NCI, G-Code, SQL
Bachelor’s degree in Controls, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering; Industrial Computer Science, or related discipline
A minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project or mechanical engineering role
Strong project management and task management skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to treat production team as your customer
Self-starter and self-direction is critical to this role

What Do We Have To Offer?

If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Guardian Europe
19, rue du Puits Romain, L-8070
8070 Bertrange
Phone: +352 28 111 1