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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Controls Engineer

 DescriptionPearson Candy Company is looking for a full time Controls Engineer responsible for designing, developing, and supervising all aspects of PLC programming, Auto Cad drafting, program test install, start-up and service of machinery and/or system integration projects.


  • Responsible for controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation, and testing, and start-up assistance.
  • Perform necessary automation, PLC programming and Auto Cad drafting and electronics on all equipment and all assigned projects.
  • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD
  • Study the design, layout, and schematics for the purpose of thoroughly understanding the project goals and to organize work schedules to ensure smooth completion of all assigned projects.
  • Implement process flow diagrams, line layouts and training to facilitate process improvements.
  • Utilize the RedZone software system and other data collection methods to assist in tracking and executing improvements throughout the plant.
  • Support the documentation and periodic review of product and equipment specifications for all products, and associate development of in-process testing and /or inspection to assure achievement of required specifications.
  • Participate in Team meetings to develop project planning for initiation of new technology or revision of new product lines.
  • Work with the Project Team to assure development of methods for addressing issues and requirements on all assigned projects.
  • Provide training to Manufacturing Team Members to assure efficient use of equipment, material and space such that operational goals are achieved.
  • Manage inside and outside labor, including work schedules, assigned tasks, materials, and output for work done on all assigned projects.
  •   Assist Maintenance Team in the investigation of equipment failures and difficulties to diagnostics and repair faulty operations, and to provide direction to maintenance crew.
  •  Acquire the appropriate materials using sourcing and cost effective methods for all assigned projects.
  • Manage projects with the purpose of complying with plant quality, safety and sanitation standards.
  • Supply documentation and train supervisors and employees on all new equipment.


  • BS engineering, industrial management, manufacturing, production, operations management or equivalent field of study preferred.
  • Previous experience in the operations of a food manufacturing facility
  • Minimum 3 years engineering experience
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred




  • PLC programming and Automation programming skills (PLC) to program new or reprogram existing equipment.
  • Advanced electronic/electrical diagnostic and design skills.
  • Proficient in drafting skills by use of AutoCAD.
  • Strong computer software skills, including Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Professional applications.
  • Ability to prioritize, think creatively, multitask, and meet deadlines
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