Controls Engineering Manager
Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Posted on: November 23, 2022
TITLE Controls Engineering Manager LOCATION Decatur, AL REPORTS
TO Plant Engineer POSITION SUMMARY The Controls Engineering Manager
will provide key leadership with regard to power and control
systems, equipment specification and maintenance, proper operation,
technician development, troubleshooting and repair to achieve or
exceed reliability targets the plant. This role has responsibility
for systems optimization, compliance, personnel safety and
technician skill development relative to plant electrical power and
process control systems. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Serves as primary
administrator and troubleshooter for plant power and control
systems and is a key member of plant technical leadership.
Works with the Engineering Projects Manager to develop and manage
power and control standards and ensure application of the standards
on all projects and upgrades.
Owns and leads the execution of the site masterplan for power and
controls systems to include understanding of the installed base,
and replacement plan for obsolete equipment/technologies. Updates
this plan annually.
Builds and maintains a sustainable system for plant Electrical &
Instrumentation (E&I) technicians skill development. Coaches
the Controls Leader on skill assessment and development of
operating and E&I technicians within the department. Works with
the Engineering Project Manager to build and maintain sustainable
process and machine control onboarding and ongoing development
systems for plant Process Engineers, Interns and Area Leaders.
Knows, communicates, and ensures technician compliance to local and
national regulator codes (NFPA 70, NFPA 70e, NFPA 79 and OSHA
1910). Is also responsible for ensuring equipment and safe practice
compliance in their area of responsibility.
Responsible for validation of the MES data from PLCs. Support plant
Process Engineers in conditioning PLC data to accommodate effective
data analysis including application development.
Owns the validity and ongoing system for maintaining the site
sustainability metering equipment (power monitors and usage flow
meters). Owns using the power monitoring data and developing plans
to reduce overall consumption and costs.
Provides expertise in the design and implementation of machine
control and process automation applications, such as: control
strategies, HMI design, MES applications and KPI development.
Works with Engineering Projects Manager, department management and
technicians to identify losses, and develop plans and strategies to
eliminate them, in the areas of safety, quality, reliability and
Owns parts or whole Key Elements for systems related to power and
control system such as electrical safety (LOTO, Electrical PPE,
Energized work permits, low voltage qualification, etc.) and
Quality/CCP compliance (checkweighers, metal detectors, vision
systems, ingredient flows, temperatures, etc.).
Works closely with engineering and operations leaders on selection
and installation/start-up of new equipment. Becomes the technical
expert on new equipment and ensures the training of others
regarding control systems.
Serves as project manager for initiatives ranging from E&I
focused projects to complete capital projects.
Provides power and controls engineering support on capital
Provides support throughout other parts of the plant as needed on a
Learns and applies advance control, simulation and process modeling
technologies to analyze and improve overall process and packaging
operations. SELECTION CRITERIA Education Bachelor's Degree in
Engineering is required; Electrical engineering degree is preferred
Experience 5 years of relevant controls experience is required
Manufacturing experience is preferred
Mechanical and electrical experience in food manufacturing is
preferred Other Ability to work and manage within a team
Strong knowledge of machine and/or process control hardware,
instrumentation and software including Allen Bradley PLC and
Rockwell FactoryTalk platforms
Working knowledge of NFPA and OSHA guidelines related to electrical
equipment and practices
Proficiency in plant historian
Understanding of technical systems and terminology
Experience learning and integrating new technologies
Experience leading the installation of equipment in food
Demonstrated results in manufacturing maintenance utilizing
Experience with plant systems software
Self-motivated and able to motivate others
Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving
Effective presentation, verbal, and written communication
Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
Excellent interpersonal skills
Willingness to work off-shifts or weekends as needed, as well as to
take off-shift support calls as needed.
Experience leading, teaching or managing others effectively
Some travel required
Able to perform moderate activity including but not limited to,
significant time spent on manufacturing floor and some physical
work on equipment #LI-NO1#INDSA
Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Decatur , Controls Engineering Manager, Executive , Decatur, Alabama
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