Controls Electrical Engineer - West Virginia



Date:  Jun 10, 2024

Job Summary

  • Oversee all PLC’s and perform required processes in an efficient in a cost conscious manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Understand and comply with all OSHA, safety and PPE requirements
  • Understand and comply with all ISO and environmental requirements.
  • Health & Safety of self and collogues including outside contractors or support personnel.
  • Assist maintenance technicians during major fault issues and help determine repetitive down time causes.
  • Help develop corrective and preventive maintenance procedures as well as train maintenance technicians in the use of them.
  • Collection, monitoring and implementation of corrective actions for down time issues.
  • Be part of engineering change teams and implementation.
  • Be current in latest technology and trends concerning stamping operations.
  • Implement best practices and products
  • Adhere to Quality, Safety, and Environmental Policies.
  • Performs all required maintenance of automation programs and make changes as needed
  • Aids in the development of the automation continuous improvement
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems using electrical schematics, programs, and meters
  • Complete responsibility in safety PLC procedures and programs
  • Monitor the line rate efficiency and improve throughput through PLC changes
  • Design and write PLC code in order to improve line efficiency rates and operation of equipment
  • Ability to develop, troubleshoot, and maintain RS Net works Control net and Device net systems
  • Develop technical illustrations (isometric) as needed
  • Develop off-line PLC, Safety PLC & PLS programming
  • Maintain current knowledge of PLC technology and advances.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic / Mechanical Engineering / Technical degree or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 5 years job related experience.
  • Can demonstrate work experience, ideally within a manufacturing environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Clear understanding of RS Logic 5000, Guard Logix, and Siemens S7
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic prints
  • Strong people skills with a willingness to empower the team
  • Effectively able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Clear understanding of Lean Principals & Tools
  • Working knowledge of MS Office

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear
  • Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The ability to listen to  and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so other will understand
  • The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
  • This job requires travel that, on rare occasions, can be for extended periods
  • May be required to work extended hours on occasion
  • Handle the stress of a fast-paced environment
  • Complex problem solving


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!