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Position: Advanced Manufacturing Controls Engineer
Company: Dakkota Integrated Systems
Location: Holt MI US

Key Areas of Responsibility (Answerable for the following end results)
Develop setup and maintain a corporate standard related to Machine Controls (PLCS) that will be used

throughout Dakkota.
Recommend and implement policies, and lead best practices efforts.
Ensure PLC programs are in compliance with state and federal laws, and regulations.
Affect audit process to validate compliance to the standard.

Lead and Monitor Dakkota standards relate to Torque process with the latest trending on the relevant
technologies and methods to enhance projects performances.

Lead and Monitor Dakkota standards relate to Vision process with the latest trending on the relevant
technologies and methods to enhance projects performances.

Lead and Monitor Dakkota standards relate to Robotic process with the latest trending on the relevant

technologies and methods to enhance projects performances.
Perform system design, programming, simulation and testing, of new and existing programs.
Lead and maintain Web based factory view software package that link all Dakkota location into a central data

base.
Lead / approve and support all programing changes at all facilities for new and current programs.
Support Departmental Budgets activities.
Update Department Managers on progress of projects.
Support new business quotes, as required.
Enhance the Launch Readiness process through lessons learned.
Document all activities as required.
Adhere to all company guidelines for Emergency Evacuation to ensure employee safety.
Any additional responsibility deemed necessary by management.

Limits of Authority
Advise Direct Supervisor of those situations that may pose a significant risk to the program, product

assurance, facilities, employee safety or customer satisfaction results.
Initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformance relating to product, process & systems.
Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process or system.
Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through the appropriate channels and verify implementation.
Control further processing and delivery of nonconforming product until the deficiency is corrected.
Approve Business Operating System documentation, as required and related to PCL control documentation.
Quote / negotiate pricing and timing from vendors for equipment and tooling.
Basic Education, Experience and Skills Required
Bachelor degree in an Electrical Engineering discipline and 5 years of hands on programming and controls

experience in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior experience in: Alan Bradley Logic (RockWell), AB HMI Logic, RS Logic, Visual Basic, Device Net,

Indusoft, SQL, Crystal Reports, Fanuc Robots,).
AutoCAD.
Must demonstrate proficiency in the development and management of process control solutions, from

collecting data through the design, configuration, and integration processes.
Competent in programming and the development / implementation of engineering guidelines and standards.
Experience with Vision Camera systems.
Good mechanical / technical skills, proficient aptitude with Computer programs.
Possess demonstrated leadership abilities, organizational and communication skills.

Dakkota University Training (Minimum Requirements)
Dakkota Orientation
Dakkota Vision and Culture

Departmental Training
o Process – Engineering Change
o Process – Program and Process Development
o Process – Maintenance and Facilities
o Clark Broadcast Database
o Change Control Database
o Bigfoot
o Hazardous Communication
o ARC Flash

Company Training
o BOS Overview
o Information Technology
o Outlook
o Trans4M Overview
o Purchase Requisitions
o Quality Mission Statement
o Expense Reporting
o Travel Management System

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements
Normal amount of sitting and standing, average mobility to move around an office and plant environment,

able to conduct normal amount of work on a computer.

Risks Associated with Job Function
Working Electrical cabinets while programming and or trouble shooting while system is live (HOT).

Travel Requirements
Approximately 65% travel required
Valid driver’s license required


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