Job Description

Posted Date2 weeks ago(5/1/2024 12:14 PM)
# of Openings
Flex-N-Gate Shelby, LLC


Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

A Controls Technician is responsible for the installation, calibration and maintenance of automated industrial machinery. A Controls Technician keeps things running smoothly as they check on and maintain machinery. Successful Controls Technicians are able to respond quickly to any problems that might arise. This position will work Monday - Friday from 6:00pm - 2:00am, plus applicable daily and weekend overtime as required.


  • Follow all safety requirements
  • Supports Equipment Programming for Manufacturing
  • Maintain support and programming of PLCs, HMIs, robots, vision systems, and other automation components.
  • Troubleshoots software and hardware issues
  • Load software packages
  • Project documentation
  • Develop and Install of Vision Systems
  • Develop, install, and support system upgrades
  • Read, interprets and apply lesson learned from electrical schematic drawings, professional journals, equipment manuals and government regulations
  • The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.
  • Work within a team environment
  • Work overtime as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned



· Demonstrated success and knowledge of automotive secondary tooling and assembly.

Ability to program input/outputs associated with interfacing robots with equipment

  • Technical skills and knowledge required:
  • Studio 5000 and RSLinx
  • FactoryTalk View Studio, and EZwarePlus HMI software
  • In-Sight Vision Suite and In-Sight Explorer
  • Nachi and Fanuc Robotics
  • Various presence sensors and remote I/O
  • Knowledge of software and hardware
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret electrical schematic drawings
  • Strong computer skills
  • 3-5 years’ experience working with controls in an automotive facility
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related Engineering field.
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work effectively independent or as a member of a team.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

Working Conditions
· Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

· Must be able to stand up to 12 hours per day with frequent walking, bending, stooping, reaching,

kneeling, and crawling activities

· Wearing required PPE in a manufacturing environment



• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

Application Instructions

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