Controls Engineer II

Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806 Abilene, TX, US, 79602

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Corporate Controls Engineer will be working in a large, highly-automated manufacturing enterprise with responsibility for the line automation, process control and process information systems. This will require working with outside vendors, engineers, equipment manufacturers and controls manufacturers as well as with the internal IT, Operations & Maintenance Departments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor, maintain and support plant-wide automation systems.
  • Assimilate a thorough understanding of all aspects of the PLC-based shop floor automation and control systems equipment for high speed processing and packaging applications.
  • Design Process Controls Systems & Strategies
  • Develop, implement, support and troubleshoot the Wonderware-based factory management and control system.
  • Specify, Procure & Perform maintenance on PLC’s and HMI’s systems including programming & backups of programs.
  • Specify & procure Motor Control Centers (MCC’s) and VFD’s, controls hardware and field instrumentation. 
  • Control Panel Design / Wiring. 
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • 3 years of electrical engineering experience or more.
  • 3 years experience in implementing WonderWare InTouch process control system or more.  
  • Rockwell PLC hardware and software (ControlLogix, CompactLogix RSLogix).
  • Understanding of Process Network Infrastructure (Ethernet), controls hardware and field instrumentation.  
  • HMI design and development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCad.
  • Ability to travel to project / work sites as required. 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • PLC programming, Wonderware MES, InTouch development, RSLogix.
  • Rockwell, Wonderware training/certification.

Working Conditions

• While the majority of the tasks will be conducted on first shift, candidates must be prepared to provide support on all shifts, particularly for training-related items.
• Work is mainly performed in an office setting, with some time spent in a manufacturing environment

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.