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Automation Controls Engineer

Job Location:

Valley City, OH, USA

Job Type:


Remote Friendly
Posted on:

November 26, 2021

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At MTD Products, we do more than just design, manufacture, market, and sell outdoor power equipment. We are an industry leader driven by a greater purpose to inspire people to care for and enjoy the outdoors. As employees, we foster collaboration and teamwork, drive for results, champion change, and inspire and motivate others to high performance. We value stewardship, passion, respect, integrity, and gratitude. And, every day we build upon the strong corporate culture that makes MTD a great place to build a career.

Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, MTD is a global company known for innovation and award-winning lawn mowers, snow blowers and other equipment for both residential and professional markets. Our family of brands includes Cub Cadet®, Troy-Bilt®, Robomow®, Rover®, and WOLF-Garten® – all backed by our strong network of MTD support focused on uncompromising quality, service and value through advanced manufacturing.


The Electrical/Control Engineer will be responsible for the design and the build of production related equipment, making manufacturing improvements and assist in maintaining existing equipment. The position will also include project management responsibilities, coordinating schedules, follow up of assignments, maintaining quality and production standards, and ensuring that all Company procedures are followed.

Essential Duties:

  • Design, build, program, and install production related machinery.
  • Develop project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, safety standards, and motor controls.
  • Provide cost estimates and timelines for projects.
  • Follow designs from concept to production.
  • Research / Implement - advanced manufacturing ideas and concepts.
  • Analyze plant processes, design and implement improvements.
  • Updates machine controls to newer hardware platforms due to obsolescence.
  • Troubleshoot equipment failures that may include pneumatics, servos, vfd's, relays, communication networks, touchscreens/HMI, pushbuttons and PLCs from various manufacturers.
  • Create documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, and electrical schematics

The successful candidate must be willing to learn new concepts and take on additional responsibilities as needed. The Electrical/Control Engineer must be able to work quickly and accurately and have a positive and proactive attitude

Minimum Qualifications:

•   Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

•   5+ years of experience in a related field.

•   Technical proficiency in Allen Bradley PLC software applications.

•   Strong cause-effect analytical abilities to solve problems.

•   Proficient with Unigraphics or AutoCad.

•   Understanding of manufacturing principals.

•   Ability to manage multiple jobs simultaneously.

•   Robotic, hydraulic and pneumatic experience a plus.

Additional Requirements:

•   Capable of working independently.

•   Strong written and verbal communication skills.

•   Some travel required (10% to 20%) based on project needs.

MTD offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Defined Contribution Plan, Health and Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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