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Engineer - Automation and Controls

Responsibilities include:   Process and packaging optimization during startup and early production. Overseeing the process and packaging controls engineering portion of capital projects, including cost, schedule, and resources (internal and external contractors), as well as participating on multi-functional teams in project execution. Developing process and packaging systems suitable for implementation in a manufacturing facility within the required project timetable.  Developing and maintaining the Industrial Control Network Architecture and Security measures (firewalls, policies, etc.).   Work with senior controls engineers and co-ops/interns on complex engineering projects. Develop additional proficiencies with the Skills Diversification program.   Continue to become familiar with Hershey organizations, work flow processes and training programs.   Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:  Is knowledgeable in developing control systems suitable for implementation in a manufacturing facility within the commercialization timeline and budget.  Oversees the controls engineering portion of capital projects, selects control systems & instrumentation and creates P&IDs and electrical drawings. Also prepares equipment, instrumentation, system integration & electrical construction bid specifications and provides installation, commissioning and start-up support for projects.  Provide control information including documentation to manufacturing that is critical for the day-to-day operation of a line. Train manufacturing personnel including operators, supervisors, QA and maintenance on the key operating parameters of the equipment and controls systems. Exposure to the appropriate combinations of knowledge and experience in the design, specification, application, installation, configuration, programming and maintenance of control systems - which include: PLCs (Rockwell and Siemens), Motion Control Systems (Rockwell and Siemens), Instrumentation (temperature, pressure, level, flow, mass, proximity), Fieldbus Networks, Ethernet, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) for Process Control (OPC), Kepware OPC, Microsoft Networking (TCP/IP), HMI/SCADA Systems (Rockwell, Siemens, Intellution, Wonderware) as well as other state of the art control components and systems. Possess a basic knowledge of regulatory requirements for electrical installations. Exposure to managing multiple disciplines (external and internal) to bring control systems from the design stage to production.   Possess the ability to prioritize and have an understanding of the required business objectives, developing solutions, control schedules, and efficient and expedient project executions. Possess the appropriate negotiating skills for capital projects and other job-related duties from inception to completion. Successfully manage small capital projects, including cost, schedule, and resources (internal and contractors), as well as participating on multi-functional teams in project execution. Demonstrated leadership and decision-making ability. Technical troubleshooting skills including hands-on problem-solving experience, focusing on detailed problem resolution and documentation. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be open to and comfortable with change. Must be able to execute projects in a timely manner. Open to travel (including International) based on assignment (>30%) Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:  BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology. 2+ years in controls engineering   Minimum 1 year of experience in the confectionery, food, consumer goods and/or pharmaceutical industry is preferred. Experience in leading the controls engineering portion of multiple projects is preferred.  Experience with electrical elementary drawings, P&IDs, GMPs, controls estimating, and controls design is required.  Demonstrated knowledge of Rockwell and Siemens PLCs and Motion Control systems (hardware and logic), FactoryTalk View, RSView, FactoryTalk Asset Centre, iFix, Wonderware and OPC communication, HMI/SCADA systems - both from an applied and maintenance perspective. Experience and skilled in specifying, developing and installing 480VAC, 120VAC and 24VDC power systems and equipment electrical controls beneficial. Knowledge of Industrial Control Network Architecture and Security measures is beneficial.
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Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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