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Manager, Controls Engineering at The J. M. Smucker Company

Manager, Controls Engineering

The J. M. Smucker Company McCalla, AL Full-Time

Manager, Controls Engineering


McCalla, AL


Plant Engineer

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.

You will be able to lead and contribute in meaningful ways at our new greenfield McCalla, AL facility, where we will produce the very popular Uncrustables sandwiches and are also looking forward to development of new and innovative products.

The Manager, Controls Engineering has responsibility for systems optimization, compliance, personnel safety, engineering 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.

In this role you will:

Own plant Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Key Element 3.10 Electrical Power &

Safety AND 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

Builds and maintains a sustainable system for plant E&I skill development; Develops E/I technician skills within the plant

Provides support throughout other parts of the plant as needed on a daily basis

Builds and maintains sustainable process control systems onboarding system for plant Process Engineers, Controls Engineers, Interns and Area Leaders, as well as, ongoing coaching and development of Process Engineers, Controls Engineers and Interns

Owns the plant power outage recovery 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 Plant Engineering, E&I coordinators and technicians to Identify losses, and develop plans and strategies to eliminate them, in the areas of safety, quality, reliability and cost

Maintains, tests, monitors and improves electrical distribution system

Works with Engineering IS team to maintain and update plant Historical database standards and accuracy (Oracle 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

Achieve and improve scorecard results for plant

Role model, both technically and from a leadership perspective

Meet or exceed process reliability targets

Successfully identifies losses and leads effort to eliminate

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? Are you flexible in time and responsibilities? Are you a leader who motivates others to develop and improve in their skillsets / area of expertise? 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 7 years of relevant controls experience is required

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)

Experience in manufacturing maintenance with delivered results with Maintenance Systems

Strong troubleshooting skills

Strong knowledge of Rockwell Automation 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 and 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

Learn More About Working at Smucker

Our Total Rewards Benefits Program

Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity




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