Programmable Logic Controller Technician
Southfield, MI 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Our Values reflect who we are and how we work and we value our employees. At Comau LLC, our employees enjoy working in a highly innovative and safe working environment while performing challenging and meaningful work to build value - driven solutions. Our positive relationships with our managers and co-workers allow us to take ownership and walk the talk. Our work culture encourages us to communicate openly, think innovatively, and act as a network. Employees are empowered to work with simplicity and efficiency. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment oriented toward innovation and multiculturalism that offers real opportunities for growth and aims for excellence - you are probably a great fit for our team!

Today, Comau has a truly global presence, with 33 operative centers in 14 different countries, which allows us to offer tailor-made solutions and localized support in a variety of fields.

The Position: We're looking for a Programmable Logic Controller Technician

Responsible for the electrical startup and commissioning of controls for a variety of applications including metal cutting CNCs, Ancillaries, Gantry System, Laser.

Has specialized training either formal or through on-the-job work experience. Has extensive technical knowledge gained through customer and project experience.


  • Understands customer specifications (corporate and plant) and Comau standards required to commission systems.
  • Responsible for the start-up and testing of electrical controls (input/output).
  • Responsible for loading software on controls network and PLC modules.
  • Responsible for commissioning Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens and interface.
  • Utilizes existing customer and internal standards as well as references from previous projects to develop and customize all required application specific software (i.e. PLC ladder logic, HMI files).
  • Coordinate and review with Technical Leaders, colleagues to maintain consistency within a given project.
  • Checks hardware schematics and software programs for errors. Make necessary software or hardware modifications as required, within the Comau change process guidelines.
  • Works within the scope definition and timing (due date) requirements.
  • Performs troubleshooting and debugging for intermediate to complex machine applications.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Electrical Drive System application knowledge
  • PLC system application knowledge for machining, assembly, and/or test systems
  • E-Plan & STEP-7 software operation
  • Interpret Mechanical/Fluidic assembly drawings
  • Interpret Electrical drawings
  • Electrical/control parameter setup for various applications (M/C, Assembly, and/or Test)
  • Fluidic components installation
  • Electrical components/cable connection and troubleshooting
  • Ability to travel extensively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens Step 7
  • Experience with Siemens 840D
  • Experience with CNCs in general
  • Experience with Gantry system and automation in general
  • Experience on leading installation

The Location: This position will be located in Southfield

Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits:
    • Comau offers several benefits to provide health and financial security for you and your family, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Comau also offers a variety of health and wellness programs, along with the options for a Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts with employer contribution, 401k with company match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, employee referral program, maternity and paternity leave, vehicle discounts and more!
  • Opportunities for Training and Career Development
  • Flexible work hours

Job Details:


Industrial Automation

Employment Type:


Job Functions:

Industrial Manufacturing

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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