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Controls Engineer Intern

Date:  23-Feb-2021
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Apprentice
Requisition ID:  9637


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New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.

Our North American Interiors Division is looking for an Intern to be based at its Auburn Hills, MI location.



Position Summary:


  • Use knowledge of electrical circuits, Controls Hardware design, pneumatic design, hydraulic design, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller), HMIs (Human Machine Interface), robot programming, VFDs (Variable Frequency Drive), servo applications, and device communication networks (DNET, ENET, and Profibus) to design and develop Faurecia Standard;
  • Support in Development and design of Function Blocks, FC’s to standardize PLC Programming for all the systems to be designed by the suppliers.
  • Analyze supplier specifications to draft operation manuals detailing functionality.
  • Complete automation product testing and ensure commissioned equipment start- up meets Faurecia requirements and specifications;
  • Research electrical and pneumatic schematics to develop industrial controls system knowledge and familiarity of working within industrial environments;
  • Utilize industrial safety practices to ensure proper functionality of products;
  • Utilize engineering knowledge to effectively communicate with suppliers;


Main missions of the role:

  • To support our plants in new system startup’s, Troubleshooting existing systems during downtime
  • Working with Digital & Robotics team to create Standard PLC & HMI programming templates to be used by our suppliers.


Knowledge / Skills:

  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Eplan
  • Experience with Networking.
  • Experience with machine vision applications (Cognex, Keyence, etc.), machine commissioning, and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Siemens Software’s like Step 7, TIA Portal, WinCC etc.
  • Experience with C, C++ programming & VB scripts.



Education / Experience:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s in electrical engineering/Mechatronics/Computer Science


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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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