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Automation Controls Engineer

Company: Post Foods
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


  • Troubleshoot process issues to minimize lost production time
  • Maintain network, virtual machines, Historian, HMI & PLC software applications
  • Maintain and ensure compliance to control system standards
  • Manage change control process
  • Maintain programs for upgrading control systems to current plant standards
  • Communicate and work with team members from IT, Maintenance, Operations, Quality, and Continuous Improvement to achieve strategic initiatives
  • Support personnel safety programs managed by the Plant Electrical Engineer related to electrical equipment - Arc Flash protection, PPE, grounding, safety circuits, hazardous locations, and LOTO
  • Ensure the maintenance of electrical schematics and documentation
  • Provide training and technical leadership for electrical skilled trades
  • Develop scope, cost, and schedule for new control system installations and infrastructure improvement projects
  • Provide guidance to project teams as a subject matter expert in control systems
  • Assist with the development of capital and expense budgets
  • Write and submit Capital Appropriations Requests
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives
  • Stay abreast of and evaluate new and emerging technologies
  • Supervise plant personnel as necessary to complete tasks
  • Other projects and special assignments as requiredPerks of Being a Team Member
    • Positive culture sustained through committed team members who strive for excellence
    • Base salary range: $84,000 - $134,000 depending on qualifications.
    • Annual performance bonus
    • Generous paid-time off (PTO) plans including paid holidays
    • Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits
    • Company-paid life insurance
    • Company-paid and electable leave programs
    • 401k participation with 6% dollar-for-dollar match
    • Tuition reimbursement available
    • Wellness program with quarterly payoutEDUCATION:
      • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
      • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, etc. will be considered with appropriate work experienceEXPERIENCE:
        • Significant experience with Allen-Bradley PLC platforms including PLC 5 & ControlLogix
        • Significant experience with Rockwell FactoryTalk View (SE server-based systems preferred, although appropriate ME experience will be considered)
        • Experience with network segmentation and cyber-security concepts is a plus
        • Experience with VMWare virtualization environment is a plus
        • 5 or more years of experience in manufacturing including exposure to maintenance and engineering functions is desiredSKILLS:
          • Strong skill set in reading and interpreting electrical and control schematics, PIDs, and other technical documentation
          • Strong skill set in troubleshooting ladder logic, instrumentation, communication, and process control issues
          • Strong skill set in communicating technical issues to non-technical team members
          • Must be self-driven and highly effective working both independently and as part of a team
          • Strong written, verbal, and analytical skills
          • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
          • Organized and able to multi-task
          • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
          • Occasional travel is required

Keywords: Post Foods, Battle Creek , Automation Controls Engineer, Engineering , Battle Creek, Michigan

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