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Controls and Automation Engineer (Rockwell/Allen Bradley)

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Job Description

Job Title: Controls and Automation Engineer

Location: Millville NJ

Perm (FTE)/Direct Hire


Job Description:                             

  • We are looking for a Controls and Automation Engineer to join our team. 
  • This role will be responsible for providing technical leadership for our sites in support of electrical and controls.
  • This role serves to improve the safety, reliability and productivity of our manufacturing processes through tactical support and project execution.
  • You will drive production process improvements, assist with introduction of new products and support/lead capital improvement projects as necessary.


Here are the things we want to hire you to do:

  • Assist with completion and startup of our new production facility
  • Drive productivity through a strategic use of technology from feasibility to completion
  • Provide tactical and strategic operations support to reduce/eliminate issues associated with equipment, performance, quality and safety
  • Manage electrical and controls architecture
  • Identify and justify lead applicable electrical and controls capital projects
  • Manage relationships with collaborators; plant cross-functional teams, contractors, integrators and corporate engineering resources
  • Maintain the plant electrical safety program
  • Develop electrical and controls facility master plan, support development of the capital plan and manage obsolescence in each area of the plant
  • Provide technical support to the Operations, Quality and Maintenance functions with the aim of reducing manufacturing defects
  • Respond to manufacturing issues as they occur
  • Work cross-functionally with R&D, Quality, HR, maintenance, Finance, Sales, Marketing and other departments as required


Here are the things we think you need:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET-accredited program preferably in electrical or controls engineering
  • 5+ years of related experience in process automation
  • Experience with Rockwell/Allen Bradley
  • SQL and Network Architecture preferred
  • Hardware application, programming and integration experience
  • Ability to interpret and apply the NEC, NFPA 70E, Corporate and other standards to the plant equipment and projects
  • Experience leading and managing 3rd party electrical contractors and controls integrators
  • Experience with process/packaging control, equipment specifications and panel design
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC’s at the code level and troubleshoot equipment and wiring
  • Understanding of and experience with power distribution equipment
  • Strong project management skills, including estimating, scheduling, quote request generation, bid analyses, cost tracking and compliance, project issue resolution, installation and start-up support and training
  • Strong communication and presentation skills applied to multiple organizational levels: production floor, internal managers and senior management
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

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