Position Summary:

The Controls Engineer position is accountable for the planning, development, design, and coordination of control systems in the Homerville, GA facility and Corporate Projects as assigned. Specific accountabilities include: evaluating manufacturing processes to improve product quality, process efficiencies and machine reliability; failure analyses; developing new control systems and modifying existing systems; leading project activities in the areas of controls/electrical design and equipment integration.


  • Manage activities of cost reduction projects – write AFE update reports.
  • Monitor and improve machine process, develop work instructions and train employees.
  • Participate in implementing safety improvements.
  • Evaluates and improves manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs.
  • Provide technical expertise in troubleshooting Programmable Electronic Systems.
  • Participate in projects that support in reducing downtime and scrap.
  • Organize, plan and commission new or modified production lines.
  • Modify control system logic and industrial machinery to optimize equipment performance and control.
  • Investigate operational problems affecting production in a systematic and methodical manner.
  • Read and understand pneumatic, hydraulic, electric and electronic documentation and drawings and interpret equipment data.
  • Electrical Schematic documentation for corporate
  • Provide training to operators, supervisors, managers on new or modified processes.
  • Strong understanding of Allen Bradley Control Systems, RS Logic 5000 & Siemens S7
  • Works with maintenance department to ensure preventative and predictive maintenance compliance.
  • Programs software to configure and/or make modifications to automated systems and process control systems, which will include maintaining a backup library of robotic, PLC and other instrumentation software.
  • Evaluates, selects and coordinates with outside vendors for design, machining and fabrication of tooling and systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline; preferably electrical or controls engineering or Associates degree with equivalent experience.
  • 5-10 years of engineering experience required.
  • Working knowledge of high-volume manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and quality improvement methods. Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Project Management experience preferred.
  • Six Sigma/Lean experience preferred.
  • Experience with Robotics
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone, or in a team environment with limited supervision.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent computer and data analysis skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. SAP & Data Analysis (such as Minitab) experience a plus.

Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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