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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Programmable Logic Controller Technician in Southfield, Michigan

Programmable Logic Controller Technician

Job ID: 19248b

Career Area: Manufacturing & Production

Job Category: Manufacturing

Location: Southfield , MI

48033 , US

Date Posted: January 13, 2021

Brand: Comau


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Job Overview


Our Values reflect who we are and how we work and we value our employees. At Comau LLC, our employees enjoy working in a highly innovative and safe working environment while performing challenging and meaningful work to build value — driven solutions. Our positive relationships with our managers and co-workers allow us to take ownership and walk the talk. Our work culture encourages us to communicate openly, think innovatively, and act as a network. Employees are empowered to work with simplicity and efficiency. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment oriented toward innovation and multiculturalism that offers real opportunities for growth and aims for excellence — you are probably a great fit for our team!

Today, Comau has a truly global presence, with 33 operative centers in 14 different countries, which allows us to offer tailor-made solutions and localized support in a variety of fields.

The Position : We’re looking for a Programmable Logic Controller Technician

Responsible for the electrical startup and commissioning of controls for a variety of applications including metal cutting CNCs, Ancillaries, Gantry System, Laser.

Has specialized training either formal or through on-the-job work experience. Has extensive technical knowledge gained through customer and project experience.


  • Understands customer specifications (corporate and plant) and Comau standards required to commission systems.

  • Responsible for the start-up and testing of electrical controls (input/output).

  • Responsible for loading software on controls network and PLC modules.

  • Responsible for commissioning Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens and interface.

  • Utilizes existing customer and internal standards as well as references from previous projects to develop and customize all required application specific software (i.e. PLC ladder logic, HMI files).

  • Coordinate and review with Technical Leaders, colleagues to maintain consistency within a given project.

  • Checks hardware schematics and software programs for errors. Make necessary software or hardware modifications as required, within the Comau change process guidelines.

  • Works within the scope definition and timing (due date) requirements.

  • Performs troubleshooting and debugging for intermediate to complex machine applications.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Electrical Drive System application knowledge

  • PLC system application knowledge for machining, assembly, and/or test systems

  • E-Plan & STEP-7 software operation

  • Interpret Mechanical/Fluidic assembly drawings

  • Interpret Electrical drawings

  • Electrical/control parameter setup for various applications (M/C, Assembly, and/or Test)

  • Fluidic components installation

  • Electrical components/cable connection and troubleshooting

  • Ability to travel extensively

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens Step 7

  • Experience with Siemens 840D

  • Experience with CNCs in general

  • Experience with Gantry system and automation in general

  • Experience on leading installation

    The Location: This position will be located in Southfield

    Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits:

  • Comau offers several benefits to provide health and financial security for you and your family, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Comau also offers a variety of health and wellness programs, along with the options for a Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts with employer contribution, 401k with company match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, employee referral program, maternity and paternity leave, vehicle discounts and more!

  • Opportunities for Training and Career Development

  • Flexible work hours

    Job Details:


    Industrial Automation

    Employment Type:


    Job Functions:

    Industrial Manufacturing

    Let’s Connect. A Global Spirit, a Local Presence.

    Let’s Work. A history rooted in excellence, a future driven by innovation.

    Let’s Innovate. We believe that innovation drives the industry towards excellence.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.



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