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Controls Automation Engineer

JSK Recruiting, Inc
Salt Lake City, UT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Controls Automation Engineer

Company information:

  • Client is a large food manufacturer with 10+ facilities worldwide. This role will be based out of the largest facility in in the network in Idaho
  • Offer an exciting and rewarding work environment encouraging professional, personal, and organizational growth. Team of multi-talented employees contributes to a collaborative atmosphere where ideas and solutions are cultivated
  • This is a newly created role to assist with new expansions, and new lines with multiple large capital projects in the pipeline
  • Will manage 3 Control Technicians
  • Full relocation assistance provided


  • 401K – excellent match
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, dental and vision insurance at a very low cost and excellent coverage
  • Work-life balance
  • Great PTO options
  • Stable – been in business for over 43 years
  • Salary range is $100K - $120K (depends on education and experience) + bonus


  • The Controls Project Engineer directs all aspects of controls engineering activities for the site.
  • This role holds oversight for all automation, robotics, electrical, and project engineering activities for large-scale, upgrades and new installations.
  • This leader will foster innovation and execute strategies to meet objectives, ensure reliability and exceed customer expectations for large capital projects.
  • The ability to contribute to, understand and communicate the overall corporate strategies and objectives and how the engineering function drives this strategy will be critical.


  • Lead Engineer on capital controls projects - overall project management, budget, schedule management, start-up, conceptual phases, and project completion
  • Lead system design standards development for divisional unit operations. Includes improvements to existing standards using appropriate technical evaluation and involvement.
  • Maintain engineering interface with business unit team - maintain close working relationship with R&D, quality, manufacturing, operations leadership, and financial operations.
  • Offer production support and troubleshooting assistance to Maintenance.
  • Provide innovative technical solutions required to meet business objectives with emphasis on productivity.
  • Provide support to annual capital planning process, which may include development and management of the capital program for an operating department
  • Utilize Continuous Improvement tools to Early Management, Specialized Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Induced Failure Testing, and support CI and Phase Progression efforts


  • BS/AS is required, ideally in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related education / certifications is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years of project engineering / Controls Engineering experience, with a focus on electrical PLC automation background
  • Advanced skills with PLC systems, PLC programming, instrumentation, and demonstrate PLC system troubleshooting skills
  • Must have experience with the following systems or closely related: FactoryTalk, rsLogix, Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft Office, CTI, Texan Instruments, Allen-Bradley Controllers, IO devices, Networks, HMIs, Panelview, Ethernet/IP, ControlNet.
  • Functional excellence and demonstrated subject matter expertise in packaging, processing, project management and LSS/TPM with a strong emphasis in food processing, consumer products, FMCPG and high-speed packaging environments
  • Proven project management leadership skills with the ability to manage multiple projects; prefer start-up or greenfield experience
  • Able to manage and track project scope, schedule, and spending
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills with an ability to work with vendors, contractors, and consultants
  • Able to make independent and sound decisions
  • Computer skills include familiarity with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS project CAD and SAP
  • The ideal candidate must be a motivated, self-starter with good people and be a problem solver


Company Description
The team at JSK Recruiting, Inc. prides itself on providing boutique-level services combined with the resources of a larger recruiting firm. We forgo the traditional nine-to-five workday model in favor of complete accessibility. We are here for our clients and candidates when they need us most.

With 12 years of experience in the field of supply chain and manufacturing recruiting, we maintain the relationships that employers are looking for in a recruiting firm as well as those that talented professionals need when they are ready to make a career change.

At JSK Recruiting, we provide complete recruiting services, from sourcing candidates to organizing the interview process. Finding both long-term employees and rewarding careers across manufacturing and supply chain positions has never been easier.

JSK Recruiting, Inc


Salt Lake City, UT



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