Information Systems - Production Systems Controls Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Production Control Systems Engineer

Information Systems Department


Company Overview:

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof. SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a staple in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental conservation being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.


Outline of Duties:

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of controls and systems for use throughout the plant. These controls include routing of units, tracking units, paint booth job stack data, visual displays, downtime tracking and IDEM data management.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Utilize PLC programming such as Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, Mitsubishi, HMI, etc. for robots and automated lines
  • Utilize SQL Server Database for programming, storing procedures, creating and/or maintaining vehicle tracking databases, employee tracking and evacuation procedures
  • Develop web page interfaces for floor user's tools using Utilize visual basic, VBA, ASP, HTML, C, C++, and Java languages
  • Train and assist maintenance and engineering personnel on the use of iFix (HMI programming) to aid in tracking line issues. Develop and implement controls and systems for use in different shops throughout the plant
  • Build custom visual basic applications for Maintenance for use in iFix
  • Supports installation of new machinery
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, related field, or equivalent
  • Proficient with PLC logic and/or programming with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, AutomationDirect, Mitsubishi, Omron, Aromat, Toshiba, HMI, or SCADA programming
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish
  • Ability to use data to drive activity, productivity, and cost
  • Familiar with PC Programming skills including but not limited to .NET, VB, VBA, C++, and Java
  • Experience with Database integrations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field, plus 4 years relevant experience
  • Experience Designing and Integrating DCS and SCADA systems for real-time data access.
  • iFIX and G Suite specific experience
  • Experience with VFDs, servos, and motion control. Automation controls, Vision system, RFID experience, Mechanical aptitude, basic mechanical troubleshooting skills


Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette