Controls Engineer

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Posted on 02/19/2019


Position Details

Type:

Permanent

Industry:

Consumer Products and Services / Food Products & Services

Function:

Engineering

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

One of the fastest and most desirable companies to work for is expanding its engineering team. The company has grown from 10 plants to over 20 in the last 8 years and is poised to continue its growth and profitability in 2019.  if you are looking for a great company that can offer you a career of work life balance, environment, promotions and challenge this is where you belong.  

 

The qualified candidate should have strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills with a strong background in industrial controls. The position will require experience with the latest versions of the Allen Bradley family of PLC’s, VFD’s and HMI’s/OIT’s  and some Siemens equipment to be used in conjunction with a strong understanding of electrical controls systems, mechanical drives, pneumatic s, hydraulics, PC’s, robotics, Controls networks, Data Access, MS Access, SQL, Historian Software, and Wonderware.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise using all Rockwell Automation software packages and others as needed - Also preferred Siemens controls knowledge
  • Review key plant metrics/KPIs and equipment data to identify potential areas for continuous improvement then lead a team to develop an engineered solution
  • Provide second level support to the maintenance department and maintain PLC's and controls.
  • Provide support for the manufacturing Controls networks and act as a liaison between plant personnel, corporate engineering and IT when needed (Knowledge of server systems is required)
  • Manage Rockwell Automation software as well as ensuring all control devices are up to date with firmware and software revisions
  • Maintain a library for all device back-ups and updates and clear documentation for all control systems. 
  • Work closely with production and maintenance supervisors to provide effective controls support
  • Ensure equipment in area is maintained, guarded and operated in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures
  • Identify potential cost savings and cost avoidance; implement continuous improvement projects to achieve results
  • Participate in design and implementation of capital projects, upgrades and system production operations machine and process improvements including budget planning for area and department
  • Interface with outside contractors when needed and mange contractors on controls projects or assistance. 
  • Visit equipment suppliers as needed to inspect new equipment ensuring compliance with  electrical specifications.
  • Communicate and share technical information with corporate and other facilities around the US and internationally. 
  • Assures that General Safety and Food Safety is an absolute priority by setting the example as a member of senior management.
  • Will be responsible for Mentoring, Developing, Training and Validating knowledge of Controls systems with all Mechanics
US CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED - NO SPONSORSHIP IS OFFERED WITH THIS POSITION
  • BS ENGINEERING - ELECTRICAL OR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING OR OTHER ENGINEERING DEGREE
  • Strong knowledge of Allen Bradley, Siemens and available tools including FacoryTalk and SCADA, HMI, Panel View.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Plant Automation and Controls engineering programming and PLC's in a manufacturing environment