Background & Purpose of the Job
The Controls Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and supervising all aspects of the plant electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery. In this role, you may be responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC-based hardware and software. You will work directly with the automation technicians to ensure our programmable machines are functioning correctly. This position ensures critical support for all production line related concerns while supporting continuous improvement projects and structured kaizen activities. You will ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed. This position will also be an active participant in all WCM activities, including pillar participation and resolution of maintenance suggestions.
Who You Are & What You'll Do
The Controls Engineer works directly with the manufacturing and reliability engineers to drive activities related to continuous improvement projects. Working with the Automation Technicians, you will design and implement customized solutions that allow for our operational equipment to perform efficiently while protecting the safety of our employees. You will support, build, and validate systems which include pneumatics, servos, variable frequency drives, relays, HMI touchscreens, and more. You will also create customer documentation such as user manual, programming diagrams, and electrical schematics.
You're a strategy guru: You will create action plans to drive continuous improvement, understanding which projects to prioritize based on the most critical impact to the business. You will partner with operations, maintenance, and engineering to deliver technical projects.
You're a teacher: You will assist in training affected parties with the changes you have implemented so that these results can be sustained. You will provide both training schematics and hands-on training to ensure our technicians can operate your improvements in a safe, sustainable manner.
You're a paradox navigator: You will undoubtedly face unexpected challenges, competing demands, and daunting timelines. Understanding how to influence and work through others will be critical for your success. You will new problems and learn new skills daily.
What You'll Need To Succeed
Technical Degree in Electrical Systems Technology, Automation Technology, Robotics, or a similarly related field, with a minimum of two years in a controls engineering role. Additionally, 5+ years of experience as an automation technician is required. An understanding of Allen Bradley ControlLogix, Programmable Controllers, and other Rockwell Automation hardware and software is preferred. Finally, leading continuous improvement projects in a lean manufacturing environment is desired.
What We Can Offer You
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability
Please note: as part of the job application, you may be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.
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