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Controls Engineer at Navistar, Inc.

Controls Engineer

Navistar, Inc. San Antonio, TX Full-Time
Position Overview:

The Navistar San Antonio Manufacturing Plant is a benchmark facility that builds leading-edge commercial vehicles to meet the needs of today’s – and tomorrow’s – customers. By using proven engineering and leading technology and manufacturing principles, Navistar takes mobility and transport to a new level of impact. This facility has the flexibility to build Class 6-8 trucks along with Electric Vehicles that allow Navistar to add capacity to support anticipated industry growth. Using the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected manufacturing principles, Navistar's newest manufacturing facility will continue growing our market share gains, optimizing our supplier network and improving quality.

We are currently seeking a Controls Engineer for our newest manufacturing facility in San Antonio.

The primary role of the Senior Lead Project Controls Engineer will be that of subject matter expert to the program team on all shop floor controls system integrations.

Assist in the development of concept and specifications for the procurement and implementation of the Controls network
Interface with IT group as Control subject matter expert for strategy and implementation discussions
Review/adapt existing or create new machine specifications to satisfy program requirements for shop floor controls functionality and integration with existing systems
Develop electrical and controls documentation specification for new equipment and facilitate compiling and delivering to customer plant
Direct involvement in spec development, vendor selection, design reviews, and equipment buy-off of new or retooled equipment in a lead role
Overseeing equipment installation activities, including coordination with plant technical services and vendor provided installation resources
Support as-built drawing markups and modification of existing electrical drawings for equipment modifications
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree
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)
Benefits and Compensation:
2+ years direct involvement with shop floor assembly process control, motion control and material handling, error proofing, data collection systems in a production environment
Experience in Rockwell Automation hardware and software (ControlLogix, PanelView, etc) including the ability to analyze and/or modify existing code or generate complex code from scratch
Project management experience – managing Gantt or MasterDot project tracking and reporting tools
Working level familiarity with SQL database integration and configuration
Experience with assembly systems within automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturing
Machine Building and/or Assembly Automation experience
Past deployment of MES systems
Experience working with PC based process control systems
Company Overview:

Navistar is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don't.

Navistar is the Lisle, Illinois-based parent company of International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, aftermarket parts brands Fleetrite®, ReNEWed® and Diamond Advantage® and Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 12,000 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry.

Accelerating the Impact of Sustainable Mobility:

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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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