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Facilities Controls Systems Engineer

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Alabama, Birmingham
May 02, 2024
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, LLC.

Facilities Controls Systems Engineer

Location: AAP Lincoln, Alabama

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

Facilities Mechanical/Electrical/Controls Engineer responsible for planning and implementation to upgrade existing and installing new building controls utilizing self, team, and contractor abilities. Design Mechanical systems, develop schedules, budget and forecasts, select materials, equipment, project staff and contractors. Estimate costs, resources and time required to complete. Ensures controls architecture consistency between sites and analyses technology trends. Includes focus on development and sustainability of the mechanical infrastructure (HVAC, Chillers, Air Compressor, Utilities). Direct site building control related activities, through team members and contractors, to meet site needs (e.g. controls upgrade and replacements, programming optimization, standardization, and operations enhancements). Focus is to maximize cost efficiency and usability while minimizing risk to production and maintenance downtime. Job requires constant interaction with department engineering and maintenance teams along with external customers and contractors.

This position will be joining the Facilities department in Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC's (HDMA). The Facilities department is responsible for the building which includes new construction, remodels, utility management (electric, compressed air, natural gas, water), building maintenance, end of life equipment replacements and upgrades. The goal of the department is to create a facility that we are proud of and to serve our customers.

Responsibilities include:

* Manage BMS/FMS (building management system) specification, design, and operation. Develop and implement multiyear strategy to complete BMS migration. Collaborate with Honda facilities controls leaders to standardize a unified approach. Manage and oversee programming and work with it networking team.

* Support operation of facilities mechanical and electrical systems including but not limited to centrifugal fans, burners, cooling/heating coils, pumps, centrifugal air compressors, centrifugal chillers, heat exchangers, utilities, metering, communications. Manage and maintain documentation for the site mechanical systems. Communicate critical updates to site system operators.

* Implement new engineering strategies and technologies to replace facilities equipment and systems at their end of life (EOL)

* Lead meetings and negotiate with customers and contractors of all levels and capabilities. Build mutually beneficial relationships with customers and contractors.

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

* 5+ years of relevant working experience in a Controls/Project Management/Facilities Capacity preferred

* 5+ years working experience with control systems architecture and programming preferred

Required Education:

* Equivalent related controls experience or Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (in Mechanical, Controls or Electrical)

Desired Skills:

* Strong data analysis, programming logic understanding and problem-solving skills

* Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

* Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

* Team player, willingness to work with others constantly.

* Ability to read electrical and mechanical drawings and use AutoCAD.

* Strong Customer Focus on needs of internal and external customers

Additional Position Factors:

* Willingness to travel for department reviews and business planning events at other HDMA facilities

* 50% Manufacturing/Production Environment including construction site locations, 50% office/desk environment

* Potential for assignments supporting other HDMA Facilities, Honda Affiliates, or North American Suppliers

* Work all appropriate overtime/weekends/shutdowns to manage projects and cover production needs

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

* Competitive base salary

* Overtime compensation

* Annual Bonus

* Associate lease car program with a cost

* Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)

* Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days

* 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution

* Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

* Advancement opportunities

* Career mobility

* Education reimbursement for continued learning

* Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.