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Controls Engineer Senior

Controls Engineer Senior

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Controls Engineer 2
Position Type 
Regular Full Time Employee
Manufacturing Operations - MO
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Navistar International Corporation is a leading North American truck manufacturer with great products, strong market positions and best-in-class distribution. For 175 years we have had a 100% commitment to doing what it takes to satisfy our customers, and our commitment today is as strong as ever. We are rededicated to strengthening our core businesses. Our recent investments and product launches position us for success. It all starts with a comprehensive approach and a team effort from our employees. So we’re looking for exceptionally talented and results-oriented individuals to join us and deliver on our promises to our customers, dealers, employees and shareholders.


Navistar Big Bore Diesel of Alabama is seeking a Senior Controls Engineer who will have responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining equipment standards in a 13L diesel engine production plant. Responsibilities include:

  • Design control systems for complex automated systems “from the ground up”, including developing panel layouts, power distribution and controls wiring diagrams, PLC programs and HMI programs.
  • Will work closely and should be very familiar with Allen Bradley and Control Logix PLC’s and Factory Talk View. 
  • Will work with RSLinx and interface with MES systems.
  • A background in both manufacturing and process controls along with a strong understanding of instrumentation, analog signaling and basic electronics would be very helpful.
  • Programing and maintenance of ABB and Fanuc robot logic.
  • Set up and maintenance of Cognex, IFM, and Keyence vision systems.
  • Set up and maintenance of laser measurement systems.
  • Will work closely with Mechanical Engineers to develop and implement error proofing systems.
  • Will work closely with maintenance technicians to trouble shoot and diagnose daily production issues.

Position Purpose and Requirements

Evaluates, selects and orders equipment that is most appropriate and cost effective for the manufacture of company products. Oversees the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Maintains current records on equipment manufacturers’ technical notices, upgrades and safety issues. Studies equipment performance and reliability. Establishes programs and solutions for increasing uptime and for equipment
problems that affect the manufacturing process. Provides technical support to the manufacturing equipment repair and process engineering organizations. Defines and writes preventative maintenance schedules.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of product manufacturing experience


  • Master’s degree 


  • At least 4 years of product manufacturing experience


Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with a start-up manufacturing operation
  • Strong knowledge of controls systems
  • Strong knowledge of robot systems
  • Strong knowledge of vision systems
  • Knowledge of electronic torque fastening tool systems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Electrical Engineering Degree Preferred
  • Experience with CAD programs


  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Technical Learning
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Time Management
  • Decision Quality

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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