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Automation Controls EngineerSaline, MI | Job ID 66218

  • Job ID 66218
  • Division Machine Tools & Automation Systems
  • Organization Liebherr Gear and Automation Technologies, Inc.
  • Area of employment Production
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 03/31/2023

The Automation Controls Engineer develops controls documentation like interface descriptions, sequence of operations etc. for automation projects, performs reach studies and time calculations for robot cells, and other automation equipment. This individual should have experience programming robots (Fanuc, ABB, Kuka) and automation equipment (Siemens, Fanuc, Allen-Bradley - Rockwell). The Automation Controls Engineer will also be the main contact with assigned customers regarding the automation projects and functionality of the robots.


  • Develops together with the sales team and the project managers project documentation like sequence of operations, interface descriptions.
  • Develops together with the electrical engineering team the controls layout and components.
  • Uses software to create robot reach studies and runs cycle time calculations.
  • Writes software for automation equipment with main focus on robot and robot cell programming.
  • Start up and debugging of automation equipment, robots, gantries and conveyors.
  • Works closely with contractor programmers and technicians ensure most efficient project performance.
  • Assists and trains other technicians and technical level customers.
  • Programs robots to perform various tasks and functions, aligned with the customer’s need
  • Utilizes technical documentation, instructions, and develops technical training material for customers, such as standard operating procedures and full-cycle support.
  • Acts as the point of contact and liaison between Liebherr Automation Systems (LAU) and the customer, ensuring customer needs are addressed in a timely fashion.


  • A bachelor’s degree in controls engineering or related field, with 7-10 years of experience programming robots, controls, or related field is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience developing technical standard operating procedures and liaising with customers is preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork.
  • Working knowledge of gear nomenclature.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a global, multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to facilitate and succeed working part of cross functional teams.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
  • Skilled in using logic and reason to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists, within a fast-changing environment.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Experience with Robot Programming, Cell Master Controllers, Siemens 840-D, S-7, TIA, Fanuc-3xi, or Bosch Rexroth MTCNC and MTX, 3D Vision.
  • Experience with Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming.
  • Knowledge about safety requirements.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret contracts, and technical documents and specifications.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers or suppliers.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, print reading, and basic electrical schematics.
  • Ability to work in potentially stressful situations, with the ability to multitask.
  • Proficient in customer relations and negotiation skills.
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international organization. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. Flex time start, tuition assistance, major medical, dental and vision insurance; 401K plan with company matching up to 6%, paid vacation and personal days.

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Mariana Lopez-Floran at: [email protected]

Liebherr is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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  • Job ID 66218
  • Division Machine Tools & Automation Systems
  • Organization Liebherr Gear and Automation Technologies, Inc.
  • Area of employment Production
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 03/31/2023

The company

Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc. is the North American access point to the broad range of technically advanced gear manufacturing equipment and technologies of Germany-based Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH. Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc. provide entire support for all aspects of parallel-axis gear manufacturing. This includes long-term solutions for gear manufacturing processes and gear inspection requirements.​


Liebherr Gear and Automation Technologies, Inc.

1465 Woodland Drive

48176 Saline, MI

United States


Mariana Lopez-Floran


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