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Controls Engineer
Herman Miller, Inc. | Holland, Michigan
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Job Description

You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Controls Engineer at Herman Miller and make both.

About this Opportunity

As a Controls Engineer, you'll apply standard engineering principles, concepts, theories, and techniques to routine assignments in support of business objectives and under immediate supervision. You will also be responsible for providing fundamental engineering leadership and expertise. You may conduct feasibility studies, determine manpower and cost estimates, and develop engineering criteria. You'll perform primary analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems, and components. You may also apply originality, ingenuity, and knowledge of other disciplines in solving basic technical issues. Emphasis in your work will be placed on your team participation, ability to plan, and ability to achieve results on assigned projects.

What You'll Do

You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...

* Develop and implement electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery.
* Install and provide technical support of PLC-based hardware and software.
* Integrate robotic cells for manufacturing.
* Manage capital procurement projects for manufacturing line updates and installations.
* Apply basic supply chain cost, value stream capabilities, and economic principles.
* Apply learned engineering skills to work assignments.
* Apply problem-solving skills and execute solutions to problems independently.
* Coach basic engineering tasks to others.
* Complete engineering tasks within oversight of leadership.
* Follow engineering and quality processes.
* Seek and receive mentoring from Senior Level and Engineering Leadership.
* Seek the approval of the budget owner using the appropriate request process.
* Take good notes, showing your work and assumptions.
* Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Sound Like You?

You might be just who we're looking for if you have...

* A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
* An Engineering/Technical degree from an accredited program, or a two-year Technical degree in a related field with five years of applicable engineering experience.
* Two to four years of professional engineering experience, or zero to three years of specialty engineering experience, applicable internship/co-op experience, and experience with participating in and leading projects.
* Database experience, including SQL queries knowledge (a plus).
* Experience in documenting data for retention, project planning, and using databases.
* Previous experience with using, installing, and troubleshooting vision systems.
* Familiarity with the use of Fanuc, Panasonic, and Motoman equipment.
* Previous experience with computer programming using C, Java, or Python (preferred).
* Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment with steel fabrication (roll-forming, stamping, press brake, etc.) and/or wood processes (Weeke, Homag) (preferred).
* Previous experience using Allen Bradley PLC/Servo/Drive (preferred).
* Project management experience (may be essential for some assignments).
* Knowledge in Lean principles and their application.
* The ability to assess process concepts and determine where continuous improvement opportunities exist.
* The ability to communicate effectively with people at various levels, including Production, Engineering, and Management, as well as the ability to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members.
* Knowledge in the use of common office automation, communication, software, tools, Herman Miller mainframe applications, and Engineering-related software.
* Problem-solving skills and the ability to apply engineering expertise to solving problems.
* The ability to assess priorities and determine a course of action with minimal day-to-day supervision, as well as the ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond effectively to changes which affect project plans.
* An overall business sense and an understanding of how decisions impact business results.
* The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

Who We Are

At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

About Herman Miller, Inc.

Herman Miller, Inc. researches, designs, manufactures and distributes office furniture systems, products and related services. Most of these systems and products are designed to be used together. The Company's primary products include furniture systems, seating, storage and material handling solutions, freestanding furniture and case goods. The Company operates through two primary business segments. The North American Furniture Solutions segment includes the operations associated with the design, manufacture and sale of furniture products for work-related settings, including office and healthcare environments, throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The non-North American Furniture Solutions segment includes the operations associated with the design, manufacture and sale of furniture products, primarily for work-related settings, outside of North America. Herman Miller, Inc. also reports an Other category consisting primarily of its North American Home and start-up businesses.

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