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Senior Electrical and Controls Engineer
Apple & Assoc. Inc
Job Location: Bloomfield, CT
Senior Electrical and Controls Engineer (lead level) Manufacturing

Our client, one of America's top Global consumer packaged goods manufacturer has a new Lead Engineer role for a top Manufacturing plant in CT. The Senior Electrical & Controls Engineer will review and create the strategic vision for controls, automation, plant floor network systems, and electrical engineering needs throughout the plant. In this role, you will provide capital project leadership and controls expertise for the specification, installation, start-up, and operation of plant equipment. Support maintenance training and advanced troubleshooting of equipment controls and plant floor network systems. Support the execution of the plant’s annual capital plan with emphasis on electrical systems, controls, automation, and plant floor network projects. The above responsibilities shall help the plant team attain the Company’s overall strategic objectives, with a focus on safety, product quality, total delivered cost, low-cost supply chain systems, and plant efficiency.

Electrical Engineer Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Create and execute on strategic vision for automation and controls systems. Take initiative to develop new approaches and solutions that align with Company strategy and plant objectives. Participate in defining engineering standards. Site subject matter expert on manufacturing automation equipment, plant floor network systems and controls systems; supporting both new equipment installations and optimization of existing equipment. Have functional and technical responsibilities across multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Develop and manage or participate on capital projects of various funding levels including estimation, equipment specifications, project approvals, vendor selection and management, equipment installations, startup activities, and training.

  • Support advanced troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair of the plant computer driven controls systems and the plant mechanical and electromechanical equipment in conjunction with maintenance personnel. Identify and implement training and resources needed for maintenance personnel.

  • Provide active technical support to Plant Operations to drive performance objectives and improvement initiatives. Support all plant departments and cross-functional focus groups by providing expertise and resources to assist in resolution of departmental or specific objectives. Identify, either independently or in conjunction with others, capital improvement project opportunities that, when implemented, successfully meet the specified criteria relative to the overall operating strategy and objectives of the plant.

  • Support the Regional IT Manager to perform the implementation and maintenance of computer-based information systems. Help evaluate plant IT needs and make recommendations to the Regional IT Manager and Engineering & Maintenance Manager for hardware/software, peripherals, etc., including capital projects.

    Electrical Engineer Job Complexity involves:
  • Automation and Controls expertise and ability to resolve issues on Wonderware, Allen Bradley and HMI PLC platforms.
  • Resolve complex scheduling and technical issues with multi-trade contractors, construction managers, equipment fabricators, design engineering firms, and Company representatives. Oversee and approve all aspects of design and installation, scheduling, and capital funds.
  • Design and implement cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and throughput. Identify and execute complex and multi-disciplined projects to support the key objectives of the plant relative to safety, people, quality, delivery, and costs.

  • Effectively build, leverage, and manage cross-functional relationships to address issues and opportunities to support successful delivery of projects to specifications, on budget, and on time that meet current and future business requirements.

  • Apply continuous improvement tools and concepts to each project, identifying the appropriate solution to each issue/ challenge from available options, to deliver optimal results and maximum positive impact to plant performance.

  • Overcome employee resistance to change by developing and effectively communicating the business rationale for key projects and drive acceptance of these projects and their expected outcomes.

Electrical and Controls Engineer Requirements:
  • Minimum education required: B.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Years of relevant experience: 5-7 years, with a minimum of 5 in manufacturing plants with automated machinery
  • Experience with high-speed automation, robotics and VFDs

  • Proficient with Allen Bradley SLC 500, ControlLogix PLC, and PanelView Plus programming; Cognex vision systems; and Fanuc and ABB robotics.

  • Experience with plant floor network systems (Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet)

  • Must have knowledge of equipment, machine safety programs or Control Reliable and standards.
  • Assist with support of Windows Server based platforms

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and/or motivate others

  • Working knowledge of OSHA Standards for General Industry

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities preferred:

    · Advanced computer skills in MS Project, MS Office

    · Working knowledge of AutoCAD

    · Knowledge of LAN technologies

    · Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to troubleshoot complex systems

    · Wonderware Thin Client experience

How To Apply:
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