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Sr. Factory Controls Engineer - Indianapolis, IN #7795088

Company: Allison Transmission

Date: 01/14/2021

City: Indianapolis, IN

Employment type: Full-time

Job Title:

Sr. Factory Controls Engineer

Job Description:


Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.

What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we're driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

This is an exciting opportunity in Indianapolis, IN for a Sr. Factory Controls Engineer.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin driving your career forward!


The Sr. Factory Controls Engineer develops technical & design specifications, tests and oversees the implementation of new equipment to ensure the business unit's requirement are met and meets the company's standards. The engineer will support operations' maintenance personnel in the troubleshooting of functional problems and guide maintenance activities to eliminate functionality issues of equipment/systems throughout the entire company. The engineer will design and guide installation activities to retrofit and improve functionality of existing equipment/systems.


  • Review and update control system specifications to insure that new equipment meets business requirements (utilizes standard components, maintainable, cost effective, flexible, easy to use, supports integration with controls and business systems infrastructure).
  • Review machine quotes, prints, approval drawings, and control logic to insure adherence to specifications and process requirements
  • Participate in equipment run-offs to insure proper control system function.
  • Develop, procure, implement and support a control systems infrastructure that will be used to communicate between factory floor equipment and business systems.
  • Provide production support for fabrication and assembly equipment.
  • Support the training of skilled trades resources responsible for supporting controls systems.
  • Support the training of end users of control systems.
  • Support continuous improvement activities.
  • Investigate control systems trends and suggest modifications that provide business benefit.
  • Provides a physical presence in the workplace.


  • Education Requirement: Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent experience


  • Minimum 7 years' experience required.
  • Experience with the development, implementation and support of industrial control systems that perform control, monitoring, data acquisition, logging and alarming functions.
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PAC/PLC control systems.
  • Experience with device communication networks including Allen-Bradley DH+, DeviceNet, Ethernet IP, etc.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Willingness to be on call.


  • Experience in Functional Transmission Test Stand Control Systems - Bauer Controls.
  • Experience with Leak Testing methodologies and systems.
  • Experience with Electric Nutrunner Fastening Systems - Atlas Copco.
  • RFID system experience - Balluff.
  • Experience with Fanuc and Siemens CNC Control Systems and PC control.
  • Basic CNC programming knowledge.
  • Knowledge of best practices in automotive or equipment manufacturing.
  • Familiar with lean manufacturing principles for machining and assembly operations.

Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran requiring assistance and/or reasonable accommodations reviewing any of the careers information, please contact us at 317-242-5000.

Primary Location:

Indianapolis, IN

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