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Controls Engineering Manager at The J. M. Smucker Company

Controls Engineering Manager

The J. M. Smucker Company Longmont, CO (Onsite) Full-Time
$110,000 - $160,000/Year
Controls Engineering Manager

Longmont, CO

Plant Engineering Manager


The Manager, Controls Engineering has responsibility for systems optimization, compliance, personnel safety and technician skill development relative to plant electrical power and process control systems. He/she assumes a leadership role with regard to control systems, equipment specification and maintenance, proper operation, technician development, troubleshooting and repair to achieve or exceed reliability targets.

Why Smucker is the Place for You

You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work while enjoying each day. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker. Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee as part of our commitment to be an employer of choice. Highlights include:

Comprehensive benefits package effective first day of employment, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan with up to 7% Company match, 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid company holidays plus 4 personal days, parental leave, and annual holiday bonus.
Ensuring a collaborative and friendly workplace – an environment you will look forward to coming into each day.

Your Opportunity

At Smucker, we view our manufacturing operations as the heart of our efforts to deliver food people and pets love. It is foundational to our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products our consumers count on for themselves and their families. With this, we believe passionately in promoting manufacturing as a career. That means ensuring continued growth and development opportunities to help you expand your skills while providing an enjoyable and supportive environment. In this role you will:

Serves as the primary administrator and direction setter for the plant control systems (FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Historian, ACP Thin Manager, PLC architecture, Network and motion controls)
Owns plant Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Key Element 3.10 Electrical Power & Safety, NFPA 70E and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 compliance for the plant
Serves as primary administrator and troubleshooter for plant control systems; is a key member of the plant technical leadership team
Provides support throughout other parts of the plant as needed on a daily basis
Builds and maintains sustainable process control systems onboarding for site’s Control Engineers, Process Engineers, Interns and Area Leaders, as well as, ongoing coaching and development of Process Engineers and Interns
Owns the plant power outage recovery plan and emergency power generation plan
Primary plant resource on Corporate power and controls standards and owns technical documentation for these systems
Provides expertise in the design and implementation of process automation applications
Works with Operations Teams to identify losses, and develop plans and strategies to eliminate them, in the areas of safety, quality, reliability and cost
Provides leadership for maintaining, testing, monitoring and improving electrical distribution systems
Works with Engineering IS team to maintain and update plant Historical database standards and accuracy (FactoryTalk Historian and Proficy Historian)
Works closely with Engineering and Operations leaders on selection and installation/start-up of new equipment; becomes the technical expert on new equipment and insures the training of others with regard to control systems
Serves as Project Manager for Initiatives ranging from E&I focus to complete capital projects
Role model, both technically and from a leadership perspective

The Right Role for You

Are you motivated by the chance to help provide quality products consumers count on every day? Are you interested in working with a collaborative team to get the job done while learning new skills? If so, you are exactly who we are looking for to join our Company!

What we’re looking for:

A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering is required
At least 10 years of relevant control systems experience is required
Extensive knowledge of Rockwell family of products
Experience in a manufacturing environment is strongly preferred
Mechanical and electrical experience in the CPG or pharmaceutical industry is a plus
Experience with SQMS PM Maintenance Systems (Proficy, Project Management, eAM)
Strong troubleshooting skills
Strong knowledge of process control hardware, instrumentation and software including PLC platforms
Working knowledge of NFPA guidelines
Understands technical systems and terminology
Excellent inter-personal skills
Experience learning and integrating new technologies
Experience leading the installation of equipment in food manufacturing environment
Strong organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Effective presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize actions to help meet plant objectives and long-term vision
Self-motivated and can work independently with minimal direct supervision
Proven project management skills
Experience leading, teaching or managing others effectively
Able to perform moderate activity including but not limited to, significant time spent on manufacturing floor and some physical work on equipment
Salary range = $110,000 to $160,000

Learn More About Working at Smucker

Our Total Rewards Benefits Program
Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity



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