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Controls Engineer

Company: Huhtam--ki
Location: Hammond
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Inspired to grow with your experience, learn and share with new colleagues?

Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste.

We are committed to protecting food, people and the planet and are on the lookout for passionate and consummate professionals to join our growing team to help us deliver on our ambitious 2030 Strategy. We look for colleagues who Care, Dare and Deliver.

Job Summary

The Controls Engineer is responsible for the reliability and performance of all plant industrial automation, control, and communication systems in support of plant goals for safety, quality, productivity, efficiency, and cost control. Complies with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Huhtamaki standards.

Essential Functions

Troubleshooting, maintenance, and optimization of plant control systems including PLC's, VFD's, I/O, sensors, HMI's, communication networks, DCS system, automation, and control software, etc., through direct involvement and the deployment and direction of internal and external resources.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with the Plant and Hourly Workforce to insure the plant's alignment with Huhtamaki best practices.
  • Complies with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Huhtamaki standards.
  • Reports to the Engineering Manager to achieve overall success and attainment of plant goals and objectives.
  • Responds to and directs troubleshooting of machine problems resulting directly or indirectly from controls system dynamics or communication systems.
  • Provides troubleshooting support for mechanical, electrical and controls systems malfunctions.
  • Recommends and implements improvements and optimizations for plant electrical and control systems.
  • Recommends and implements technical skills development strategies for the plant electricians and instrumentation technicians.
  • Updates regularly and as needed the electrical power distribution and control system drawings and documentation and ensures copies are available in the control panels.
  • Supports and participates in the planning cycle for weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance activities including extended plant shutdowns.
  • Supports annual capital project planning and implementation for the Hammond plant. Job Qualifications

    • Proficiency with Allen-Bradley automation systems including Factory Talk, Contollogix, RSLogix; also, Rockwell DCS, PlantPAX, HMI's, Beckhoff, PLC's.
    • Working knowledge of electrical distribution systems.
    • Working knowledge of Instrumentation and Process Control Systems.
    • Working knowledge of DCS, HMIs, PLCs, I/O, VFD's, Sensors, etc. Preferred
      • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
      • Minimum 3 years' experience within a manufacturing facility.

        Generally, requires walking (45%), standing (35%) and sitting (20%). Requires twisting, bending/stooping, squatting/kneeling, and reaching above, at and below the shoulders. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand for long durations. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb ladders or steps and balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch and talk and hear. Visual acuity, ambulate through the facility and manual dexterity. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Required PPE includes safety glasses and steel toe shoes, hearing protection, hard hat where required.

        Join us to shape the future together!

Keywords: Huhtam--ki, Hammond , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Hammond, Indiana

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