Supervisor, PLC Programming

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Posted: 11/28/2023 Category: Manufacturing Job Number: 96944

Job Description

Auburn Hills, MI


As a working supervisor, this position is responsible for both the supervision of PLC programming jobs and personnel (approx. 20% of time) as well as working direct on jobs as a senior level programmer (approx. 80% of the time)


  • Along with the Manager, assign PLC programming leaders to specific projects, and review the scope of work and expectations with the leaders;
  • Overseeing projects on the manufacturing floor from a PLC programming perspective, inclusive of safety, quality, cost and timing;
  • Driving jobs to be completed on time and within budgets;
  • Ensuring Customer specs are followed;
  • Assist in NCR identification and resolution;
  • Assist in establishing and implementing Continuous Improvement Ideas (Kaizen);
  • Assist in employee and contractor evaluations;
  • Attend/support customer and internal buy-offs
  • Collaborate with Manager to fulfill manpower requirements for install, launch and service needs;
  • Assist in training, fostering and growing a heathy working relationship with the PLC department


  • Perform PLC logic and programming duties using, but not limited to, the following:

o AB Control Logix controllers

o Rockwell programming software – RSLogix 5000 and Factory View

o DNet and Industrial ENet

o Winccflex 2007

o Step 7 version 5.4
  • Develop and implement standard engineering practices and provide detailed documentation upon project completion;
  • To ensure that controls and logic programs developed are efficient and that they adhere to the standards and needs of the customer and Company;
  • To introduce programming improvements in controls and logic systems that are consistent with customer changes or manufacturing needs;
  • To de-bug, tryout and verify I/O signals and interference zones in the system;
  • To maintain frequent communication with mechanical and controls design personnel, as well as with manufacturing personnel, throughout the entire programming, dressing and tryout phases of installation;
  • To document controls logic changes made and provide updates to controls design department,
  • Lead training of PLC end users through the provision of instruction, advice and feedback to minimize downtime and enable users to quickly achieve full productive capacity while remaining compliant to established regulatory and customer safety protocols and regulations;
  • Represent Company at customer locations, utilizing results driven problem solving skills and techniques while promoting Company’ interests and maintaining a strong customer focus.



  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in a Controls or Electrical Engineering or Robotics related field of study and/or
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in PLC debug in a  machine tool build environment
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in both leading people and in coordinating with other departments within the Company group
  • Qualified in, and understand the function of, automated systems, including all internal and external components
  • Strong communication skills; must be able to communicate within a team based work environment, and interact well with fellow employees and external customer
  • Ability and willingness to travel to any of the customer and Company’s work locations in North America and other global locations as/if required
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