PLC Controls Specialist/Programmer

PLC, HMI, Rockwell Logix, Siemens S7, TIA Portal, Factory Talk View, WinCC and TIA Portal., AutoCAD
Full Time
Depends on Experience

Job Description


Title:  PLC Controls Specialist /Programmer 

Location:  Detroit, MI


Description: STG is a Preferred Vendor of a major Automotive Firm in MI. The client is looking for multiple PLC Controls Specialist /Programmer. Selected candidate will be expected to work on site in Detroit, MI 100% of the time (will be remote during Covid)


Job Description:

The Controls Specialist will be responsible to research, develop and implement Manufacturing Engineering Controls and Robotics (MECR) standards and specifications. The Controls Specialist will lead & support the development of these specifications. Additionally, the specialist will be required to present and educate others regarding technical innovations and specification roll-out. Support production and launch events as a technical expert in all applicable controls applications.  Additionally, the scope of this work will span the core functions of MECR in the Body Shop, Paint and General Assembly.  They will be the liaison between MECR, ICT and Plant management team members. Responsibilities include but not limited to:


The Controls Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of MECR standards and specifications focused on:


  • IT Network Design strategies; Logic, HMI and visual display development strategies; Upper level (IT) interfaces to plant floor PLCs; Diagnostic visualization strategies; Technical innovation research; Solution testing and validation; Specification documentation
  • Project Management;
  • Responsible for project timing and goals; Provide direction to resources; Monitor projects; Report status of projects during regular team meetings; Coordinate with others to overcome
  • Support Plants during down time events
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all controls related applications; Support for all controls equipment found within the plant environment; Liaison between ME and Plant employees
  • Support WCT
  • PDES (Process Design); Research PFS systems; Design Layout of PFS systems; Design Safety Reviews
  • EEM (Early Equipment Management); MPI Investigation participation
  • FI (Focused Improvement, Kaizens, Suggestions….); Participate in the WCM Suggestions Program; Lead or participate in 3 Kaizens annually INN (Innovation Pillar); Support innovation projects as applicable; DM (Digital Manufacturing Pillar); Reduction in Non-Value Added Activities (NVAA); Support initiatives for Virtual Validation; Support as required­



  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 5 years Controls experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Management Information Systems.
  • Minimum 5+ years of Manufacturing Engineering and Launch experience with an emphasis on Controls Engineering, IT Engineering, PLC programming and network management
    Experience supervising or leading a team of technicians/engineers.
  • Strong and proficient project management experience.
  • Strong and proficient understanding of PLC Programing: Rockwell Logix, Siemens S7, TIA Portal.
  • Strong and proficient understanding of HMI Development: Factory Talk View, WinCC and TIA Portal.
  • Problem solving skills specific to Information Technology, network management and system designs.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Strong and proficient understanding of Controls electrical design CAD software (ePlan /AutoCAD)
  • Experience developing bid packages for new equipment.
  • Ability to coordinate the installation of Controls related equipment.
  • Innovated thinker with excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, SharePoint, Access, Outlook and SQL).
  • Self-directed and motivated to implement change within the direction and scope of Senior Management

Computer programming skills;

o    SQL
o    HTML
o    JAVA
o    Python
o    C Sharp
o    Visual Basic
o    IOS

Resume Submittal Instructions:  Interested/qualified candidates should email their word formatted resumes to Ms. Rama Narayanan Rama Narayanan and /or contact at 248.712.6731 In the subject line of the email please include:  First and Last Name – PLC Controls Specialist/Programmer (MI).

Corporate Overview of STG: Established in 1985, Systems Technology Group (STG) is a fast growing IT consulting and systems integration services firm. STG is a SEI CMMi Level 5 company with expertise in Application Development, Application Management, Web Services (SOA), Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence / Analytics, Wireless Solutions, Legacy migrations and Project Management. STG is proud that clients like Ford Motor Company, Sears Corporation, Chrysler, LLC, Mercedes Benz, United Health, General Motors, State of Texas, State of Michigan, State of Minnesota, State of Georgia, and others trust their IT services needs to STG. STG has offices in North America, Europe and India to service our clients' global IT needs. STG offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, vision, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, 401K, paid vacations and paid holidays. For more information about STG, please visit us at



Dice Id : 10124418
Position Id : 6794533
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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