LOCATION: Apodaca / Nuevo León (MX-NLE), Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 6277 | JOB GRADE: 17  



Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Summary:


Performs basic professional manufacturing engineering assignments usually associated with product support and manufacturing. Applies standard engineering techniques, analyses, procedures and criteria in specific situations. Produces and correlates data. Recognizes discrepancies in results.  Investigate problems, identify optimal solutions, and makes changes as required to satisfy project and product requirements.

Independently evaluates problems or opportunities, initiates required activities, identifies solutions, and applies standard engineering analysis tools to evaluate and select solutions.  May direct or coordinate the work of designers, technicians, vendors and others who assist in specific assignments. Supports the development of other Controls Engineers, both in Elyria and in the manufacturing facilities.


Essential Functions:

• Controls and tester specialist for organization.
• Support product launch program managers on new product launches with respect to PC-based control systems and test stand development and function.
• Convert engineering test specifications to plant floor manufacturing test requirements.  
• Support plant operations in the selection and installation of machine control devices for safety.
• Liaison between IT department and shop floor systems.
• Documentation of ladder logic and other related programs.
• Support vendor development of PC-based control systems for testers and other equipment requiring fast response times.
• Lead the development and maintenance of a controls system plan for all new equipment and existing equipment upgrades.
• Maintain inventory of PLC control systems and develop a 5-year strategy around development of systems and maintenance of systems. Include input into the capital forecast.
• Support equipment vendor activity from concept through installation; including RFQ, equipment design reviews, and runoffs.
• Support manufacturing and operations input into the product development process, including manufacturing feasibility reviews and PFMEA development.
• Provide expertise and support to Manufacturing Engineering  personnel on major product changes and operations improvements projects.
• Lead the development of standards for machine PLC’s and electrical controls.
• Mentor and train site technicians and engineers and Level 1 and 2 AME Controls Engineers.
• Active in Engineering societies (IEEE, SME, or SAE, e.g.) outside of Bendix preferred.


• Proven experience with PC based control systems as well as panel views, testing equipment, bar coding, etc.
• Proven experience with Data acquisition systems
• Strong technical background in regulation, machine safety, and controls safety
• Strong analytical tools – prefer six sigma trained or equivalent
• Working knowledge of machine automation and assembly systems integration
• Proficient knowledge of automotive component quality system requirements is preferred, including in-process and final test techniques for assembly processes  
• In-depth understanding of Lean manufacturing principles
• In-depth understanding of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis process
• Experience developing pneumatic test systems preferred
• Manufacturing IT Concepts and Databases



• 7-10 years experience in engineering related discipline.
• Experience with PLC- based and PC- based control systems. This includes HMI, testing equipment, bar coding, electronic torque controls, etc.
• Experience with Data acquisition systems.
• Experience with developing pneumatic systems.
• Experience with database development, and the management of data stored.



• Technical Skills - Strong engineering background in manufacturing with an understanding process control systems (Allen Bradley required, Siemens preferred).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Teamwork - Able to work in a diverse work group and in diverse work cultures as well as independently
• Leadership - Able to lead others by earning their respect.
• Project Management Skills - Organized management approach.
• Able to set priorities, identify risks and opportunities.
• A balanced approach to cost -Vs- effectiveness and productivity.
• Proficient in Microsoft office products
• Must act with sense of urgency and be able to energize others to work the same to achieve organizational goals/objectives


• Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline
• Master's degree preferred.
• Formalized training in business finance a plus.
• Formalized training in statistical techniques.
• Project/Program management (PMI certification preferred).


What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Cafeteria Bonus