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Electrical and Controls Supervisor

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery,LLC Traverse City, MI

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Working for Sara Lee:

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery became a stand-alone company in 2018 when it was purchased by Kohlberg and Company (private equity) from Tyson Foods. We have the feel of start up in many ways, though we are an established brand with a strong customer and consumer base. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, continually seek process improvements and a strong sense of customer service, then this is the right type of environment for you. 

Our vision is to be the world’s most beloved bakery by creating irresistible foods, growing with our customers, and delivering value for all. We believe that each of us has unique points of difference and experience to offer. We believe that there is always a better way, and we will never be satisfied with status quo. We believe simplicity enables speed. We believe in integrity above all. We live for food, and we “wow” consumers and customers through collaboration and innovation. 


Controls Supervisor supports Operations, Maintenance and Engineering by establishing and maintaining a robust controls structure and methodology. This role contributes to capital process by providing short-range and long-range capital plans, annual capital budgets by providing the controls and automation requirements and plans to the capital project process.   This role will continually Identify new technologies and execute controls projects to improve the overall competitive position of the facility.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains and upholds the plant controls standards
  • Manages the controls network topology and interface to the IT and business infrastructure
  • Develops controls architecture and methods
  • Develops and maintains software/program techniques
  • Supports maintenance troubleshooting
  • Supports the continuous improvement system by providing design methods and approaches afforded by automation in support of the Professional Maintenance and Early Management Pillars
  • Trains other members of the technical staff on standards, techniques and methodologies
  • Provides electrical, controls and instrumentation support for projects and new equipment installations
  • Aggressively identifies opportunities to improve plant performance through the application of new technology and/or improved reliability of current technology
  • Maintain CAD documentation of production equipment for the facility
  • Ability to train others in all aspects of PLC’s, programming, instrumentation, controls and vision systems.
  • Ability to debug new equipment and to troubleshoot complex electrical and mechanical systems. 


The position responsibilities outlined above are not to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties and responsibilities may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Knowledge and Skill Requirement:

  • 20 years of experience with machine control and automation in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Electrical power and control experience with the ability to program and trouble shoot: the Allen Bradley family of PLC’s and interfaces, code dating equipment, Vision Systems, SPC, and related industrial hardware, programming and systems.
  • Must be extremely computer proficient.
  • Must have effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to support multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Must be mechanically inclined and able to work any shift.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, layout and instrumentation drawings, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to react quickly and effectively to dynamic business conditions and motivate others to do the same.
  • Ability to organize work assignments, communicate expectations and follow up to ensure that work has been properly completed.
  • Ability to write correspondence, effectively present information to both internal and external individuals.

Travel: Approximate 0-5% travel required and ability to safely and effectively walk the facilities and grounds.


Sara Lee Frozen Bakery provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery,LLC


Traverse City, MI
49684 USA



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