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Manufacturing Engineer - Automation & Controls


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.



  • Provide  automation and controls support for new and existing cells.
  • Support the introduction and robotic automation within the plant .
  • Supports and develops PLC software and hardware applications for error proofing, process improvements an safety projects
  • Support and develop robotic integration projects, working with in house automation team or third party integrators.
  • Provide technical support for existing robotic installations.
  • Train support staff and operators on system functionality, preventative maintenance, and repair
  • Develop error proofing solutions using PLCs, data collection, part presence detection, vision systems, etc.
  • Troubleshoot existing automation cells, solving daily production problems, improving safety, quality, reliability, and costs.
  • This position may report to a Senior Level Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, or other Departmental Manager



  • 16+ years related experience
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Must have valid driving privileges
  • Occasional travel (0-5%)
  • Occasional overnight stays (0-5%)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong hands on troubleshooting skills with experience in robotic automation , PLC programming and diagnostics, vision systems, safety interlocks and system communications   
  • Knowledge of PLC/administration development, CNC ladder structure design, CNC servo synchronization in addition to experience in robotic software and hardware (Fanuc/ Motoman etc)
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to lead the discussion, meeting, project, etc., and communicate across all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to lead cross-functional teams and manage small to medium projects.
  • Requires good organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to support and mentor Process Technicians, Supervisors, and others.



Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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