Process Engineer – Automation/Controls/SCADA
- Norfolk, VA
Background & Purpose of the Job
On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people's lives in so many ways. For us, sustainability is integral to how we do business. With 7 billion people on our planet, the earth's resources can be strained. This means sustainable growth is the only acceptable model of growth for our business. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out to decouple our growth from our environmental impact, while at the same time increasing our positive social impact.
The Suffolk Lipton and Tazo Tea factory is a high paced dynamic work environment. We achieve goals through collaborative cross functional teams. The Automation/Controls/SCADA Process Engineer will focus on improvement and savings projects with special focus on integration of Data collection systems and increasing Digitization of the Factory.
Working with a cross functional factory team the The Automation/Controls/SCADA Process Engineer will deliver projects that improve efficiency and reduce Non-Value-Added Activity (NVAA) to drive and delivery savings projects. The individual will deliver high impact projects across multidisciplinary areas including Production, Quality, Engineering, and Continuous Improvement.
The Automation/Controls/SCADA Process Engineer will also work directly with Controls and PLC technician to deliver projects as well as line teams to provide coaching and training as part of project roll out and integration.
The position will report to Site's Continuous Improvement/ Process Production Manager, in Suffolk, VA.
The Factory is tucked away in a quiet corner of Hampton Roads, a short commute from the city of Norfolk, and 45 minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Who You Are & What You'll Do
- You're a born leader: Direct management of improvement projects in a fast-moving environment with many stakeholders requires the ability for independent decision making, constructive collaboration, managing expectations, and navigating tradeoffs. As a member of leadership team, you will be taking on the responsibility for building team's performance and sharing your best interventions to help support optimization and improvements.
- You're a dot connector: The Controls/SCADA Process Engineer will be able to collect and analyse complex data to penetrate problems' root cause. He/She will develop a strong partnership with plant Maintenance, Operations, Quality, Safety, Engineering, and our Union workforce in order to solve complex problems in a team environment.
- You love to win, and have fun doing it: In the fast-paced world of engineering in a consumer goods factory, a positive and competitive attitude is a huge asset to properly manage the projects and changing priorities and needs of the site and of the business.
- You're a changemaker: As a Controls/SCADA Engineer you will be able to spot opportunities for improvement in all areas of the factory, develop and implement improvement plans in order to make the factory more competitive in the market place.
- You're a culture & change champion: The a Controls/SCADA Engineer is a leader of transformation. In this role you will leverage technical knowledge and a systems approach to ensure factory lines and processes are optimally ran and losses resourced. You will also suggest and implement Digital Factory solutions that simplify operations and reduce non-value-added tasks and processes.
What You'll Need To Succeed
- Education: BS in Engineering or equivalent technical degree.
- Project Management and Project Delivery Experience
- 3+ years of System Integration, SCADA and/or MES application development.
- Requires strong fluency in at least one of the following SCADA platforms: Ignition, Rockwell, Wonderware, or GE. Strong SQL skills are a plus
- Requires excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with Rockwell (ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC500) PLC's, PanelView HMI's
- The ability to simultaneously organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities is needed
- Candidates must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
- Contractor and Construction management skills are also a plus
- Experience: 3+ Years of project experience in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) / Food and Beverage or life science industries are preferred.
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
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters
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