ZF PLC Controls Engineer in Duncan, South Carolina

PLC Controls Engineer

ZF Chassis Systems Duncan




and maintain production equipment programming; including but not limited to

PLC, Robot and Camera systems.Provide sound technical support to the production area

to include process improvements, new equipment implementation as well as new

project support. Help develop new process methods, design and implement those


Position Responsibilities:

  • Specialty Programming (Robot, Camera System)

  • Maintain

and implement changes to production automation equipment programming

  • Troubleshoot

production automation equipment/fixturing/ programming and teach technical

associates the same

  • Specify,

justify, and/or purchase industrial automation software/ hardware for new


  • Develop

and/or maintain standard PLC program in a global team

  • Support

global projects and plants during acquisition, industrialization and series

production phases, especially during commission and troubleshooting

  • Review

and define electrical hardware specifications

  • Create

and/or maintain technical documentation

  • Compliance

with all internal and external Production Quality Management Systems and Group


  • Provide

support in developing manufacturing methods and processes.

  • Coordinate

launch of new assembly processes.

  • Assist

Process Technicians in project work and machine down situations.

  • Assist

with integration to production equipment of customer order processing system

  • Other

Duties as related to this position.

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment

characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by

an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally

required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools; or

controls; reach with hands and arms;

ascend stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear taste or

smell. The associate must occasionally

lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision,

distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to an

office atmosphere with some manufacturing floor exposure.


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering

  • 3-4 years of related experience

  • Strong computer skills

  • Good communication skills.


Skills and experience:

  • Prior experience in

manufacturing and assembly environment, cost analysis, pneumatics and


  • Proficient with Siemens S7

programming and HMI systems.

ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.