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Controls Engineer

Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana

1440 Foods is a sports and active nutrition company on a mission to help energize people to unleash their potential with a focused portfolio of accessible, great-tasting health and wellness brands: Pure Protein® nutrition bars; and Body Fortress® high efficacy protein powders; MET-Rx® high-performance meal replacements. Join our fun, fast-paced company to be a part of growing 1440 Foods into the future!

Position Overview:

The Controls Engineer plays a critical role to the oversight and management of our automation and production control systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with equipment manufactures to commission and startup bar forming, packaging, palletizing, and powder packaging equipment.
  • Provide on-site support to quickly resolve controls issues associated with bar and powder production.
  • Maintain newly installed production and packaging control systems, including PLC hardware and programs, instrumentation, and drives.
  • Work with Operations department to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Provide technical direction and training to the electrical maintenance team.
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), documentation, and preventative maintenance work orders to drive sustainable equipment operation.
  • Support off-shift troubleshooting as required.
  • Provide electrical support for new Capital projects.
  • Provide clear communication to both production staff and management.
  • Develop familiarity with plant HVAC, fire protection, and security systems.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Proficient in Allen Bradley programming and hardware troubleshooting. Able to back up and restore program files from on-site server.
  • Proficient with instrumentation configuration, programming, and troubleshooting. Instrumentation includes flow, pressure, and temperature transmitters. Able to tune control loops.
  • Proficient with Rockwell Automation variable frequency drives, including initial configuration.
  • Able to read schematics and single-line drawings.
  • Familiar with 480V distribution and maintenance, including high voltage safety protocols.
  • Familiarity with Ignition SCADA software and Sepasoft MES software a plus.
  • Familiarity with network design and maintenance a plus.
  • Familiarity with servers, virtual servers, historians, uninterruptable power supplies, and thin client managers a plus.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline.
  • 5+Years as a Controls Engineer in Food & Beverage industry, and/or packaging and Consumer Goods industry.
  • Experience with Rockwell and Allen Bradley automation.
  • 3+ years of directing projects and/or teams.
  • Experience creating and editing HMI screens.

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to both the office setting and food manufacturing facility.
  • Significant amount of time working at a computer station
  • Occasional visits to various areas of the manufacturing floor
  • Must wear required PPE while in all manufacturing areas.
  • Moving parts and machinery are present in the plant.

Physical demands:

  • Frequent sitting, standing, or walking.
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to physically perform functions of repetitive motion, grasping, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, crouching, kneeling, stooping, balancing, and climbing.
  • Noise levels will vary, higher noise levels exist while in the plant operations areas.