We are seeking an individual with significant experience implementing Plant Floor Systems in an automobile assembly environment. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with Rockwell PLC’s and HMI’s. As a member of the In Plant Implementation team, you will be part of the team that is implementing Ford’s Next Generation Automated Vehicle Scheduling (NGAVS) application. In that role, you will be responsible for the integration of NGAVS with Ford Vehicle Operations tooling and process control systems.
Candidate will work with vendor controls engineers to install, test, and debug standard NGAVS logic and drivers. He/she may also direct the efforts of others, including agency personnel or third-party controls integrators, depending on the project assigned.
Although most NGAVS PLC code modules are complete an standardized, the candidate may need to create custom PLC code for plant unique situations or modify standard templates and AOLs to address issues identified by others. Duties will include maintenance of PLC code for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix using Rockwell RS5000 software and creation and modification of HMI code for Allen-Bradley PanelView HMIs.
Assignments may be in support of programs at any of the Ford vehicle assembly plants in North and South America.
Analyze customer requirements and map to NGAVS systems design
Develop process flow diagrams based on customer input
Own for the integration of NGAVS with Ford Vehicle Operations tooling and process control systems
Work with vendor controls engineers to install, test, and debug standard NGAVS logic and drivers
Create custom PLC code for plant unique situations or modify standard templates and AOLs to address issues identified by others
Modify standard HMI code for Allen-Bradley PanelView HMIs for plant specific requirements
May also direct the efforts of others, including agency personnel or third-party controls integrators, depending on the project assigned
Although this position is based in Dearborn, Michigan, the job requires extensive travel to plant launch sites in North or South America during critical phases of each new model program
To support New Model Program build events (TT, PP, MP1&2) the candidate may be required to work during non-standard hours, such as evenings, weekends, or holidays.
Must be physically able to work for long hours on the assembly plant floor (body, paint, and final); including walking extended distances and climbing stairs/ladders to overhead mezzanines where equipment may be located
Candidate must be legally able to travel to and work in U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil
High School Diploma
5+ years of experience with Allen-Bradly PLC5 and ControlLogix in an automobile manufacturing environment
5+ years of experience with Allen-Bradley PanelView HMI’s
B.S. in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Computer Systems or Manufacturing or B.S. in Computer Science with emphasis on Manufacturing/Industrial Controls
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office application suite
Strong interpersonal skills to build close working relationship with customers
Effective team player
Experience with SmartEye vehicle identification
Experience with SICK barcode scanners
Working knowledge of AutoCAD drawing package
Knowledge of Rockwell Factory Talk Production Center a plus
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with all levels of operating management
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, you discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.