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Electrical Controls Engineer

Company: Source Pro Search
Location: Ruston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Electrical Controls EngineerCompany InformationWe are a leading global manufacturer of innovative food products and solutions. Our company was founded in 1948 with the intention of creating fantastic food products for everyone to enjoy worldwideToday we design, manufacture and distribute a wide spectrum of food products found at fast food restaurants, restaurant chains and grocery stores world-wideFull Comprehensive relocation providedSummary:This position is responsible for working with the plant and engineering teams to ensure the optimal performance of all manufacturing equipment and processes including automation efforts.This will be accomplished via equipment modification and process improvement initiatives.This position will play a lead role in identifying and implementing electrical control projects, mechanical projects and automation initiatives that will in turn eliminate non-value-added manufacturing costs.Essential Duties:Automation Projects and Initiatives:Assist in conceptual development of automation projects, and coordinate requirements between manufacturing, engineering, and operations managementLead implementation of selected automation initiativesManufacturing Equipment Optimization:Establish technical competence and knowledge of process and manufacturing equipment.Select or design equipment to increase throughput while eliminating non-value-added manufacturing costsParticipate in the evaluation of equipment by contributing creative manufacturing solutions involving production lines, machinery, and infrastructureInstall or oversee the installation of equipment upgrades designed to optimize the production processDesign or specify replacement control systems and components for obsolete systems. Includes electrical and electronic equipment, PLCs, and software.Process Improvement Initiatives:Analyze current process requirements and standardsIdentify opportunities for process improvement and enhancementLead or support implementation of selected electrical - mechanical process improvementsEquipment UpgradesParticipate in development of annual capital budget to support the business planProject Management:Establish project scope, key deliverables, budget and schedule estimates in preparation for project kick-offDetermine infrastructure/equipment layouts and space preparation as requiredEstablish major equipment comparison data for target suppliers, with capability analysis and selection criteria for capital projectsRequired Knowledge and Skills:BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or a related Engineering field.4+ years' experience in engineering/Controls/Systems working on manufacturing equipment and processes.Food, beverage or related industry preferredSuperior understanding of electronics and electrical systems including PLCs, systems integration, controls, robotics, and hard automation.Naturally curious and creative thinker especially related to the application of electrical and mechanical technology.Capable of effective communication and team building to enhance project coordination.Experience in presentation of major projects to management using Power Point or equivalent software.Knowledge of manufacturing environment including current compliance requirements for safety.Excellent problem-solving skills in an industrial equipment environment.

Keywords: Source Pro Search, Shreveport , Electrical Controls Engineer, Engineering , Ruston, Louisiana

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