Controls Engineer

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/4/2022 2:27 PM)
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Job Locations
US-KY-Horse Cave

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


Controls Engineer to work with minimal supervision, responsible for the continuous improvement of plant processes and equipment including design, PLC program changes, equipment upgrades, electrical documentation, uptime improvements, and maintenance expense reduction.


·         Maintains highest standard of Safety for all funtions on an ongoing basis and ensures compliance for self and others to OSHA standards.
·         Performs daily inspection of all PPE required including but not limited to SLIP-RESISTANT/STEEL-TOED SHOES, safety glasses, gloves, shields &                                                                                              
             and aprons to ensure good overall condition of items that provide optimal personal safety & protection while working in the production area. 
·         Performs proper housekeeping, uses appropriate personal protective equipment for tasks and ensures compliance for department.
·        Responsible for providing a safe working environment including compliance with company, state, local and federal policies and regulations. 
·         Ensures company standards for cleanliness, food and equipment safety and efficient productivity.
·          Ensures  production-packaging area to be in compliance with Quality standards.
·          Ensures compliance to quality, food safety , HAACP support programs and Food Defense; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.
·          Effectively communicates verbally and written with Team Members, Management, Customers & Vendors and ensures compliance to this. 
·         Works respectfully with all team members to ensure the Safety, Quality, production and support of our products and goals on a daily basis.
·          Provides training, direction, development, evaluation, coaching and leadership and mentoring  to subordinates.
·          Manage continuous improvement and modernization efforts of older systems within the plant
·         Actively participates in special projects or tasks when necessary.
·         Actively participates in department/shift/team meetings and is involved with suggestions of improvement/resolutions & follow-up to employees.
·           Promotes integrity, respect, accountability, continuous improvement and positive interactions with all Team Members, customers & vendors. 
·          Supports the daily machine uptime and plant operations. 
·          Possess good trouble shooting skills for electrical and electronic problems related to devicenet, PLC, PLC-Network and AC/DC Drive issues, or Temperature controls. 
·          Design electrical control systems 
·          Leading machine improvement and machine up-grade projects
·          Design, install, maintain, and modify PLC systems
·         Understand and be able to install and troubleshoot AC/DC drives and motors    
·         Motor control circuits from 480VAC, 208/120VAC, 24VDC, 12VDC. Understand and be able to install and troubleshoot AC/DC drives and motors
·          Understand and be able to work with relays, contacts, transformers, motor starters, sensors, switches, etc.
·          Technical support and software changes of PLC based equipment
·          Assist maintenance supervisors with machinery issues
·          Reduce repeat downtime issues on machines
·          Assist in start-up of new technology
·          Contribute to cost savings ideas and efforts
·          Analyze new designs supplied by new machine sales reps
·          Regular Attendance is required in accordance with Company attendance policy and procedures.
·          Performs tasks or responsibilities as assigned by Management.


·        Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
·        Experience in modifing, uploading, and downloading programs, design and programming of Manufacturing controls using Allen Bradley,  
         SIEMENS, Operator interface deivces and AC/DC Drives         
·        Experience with devicenet, Ethernet & Profibus Network Communication
·        Strong electrical troubleshooting skills
·        Project Management experience
·        Knowledge on how to modify, upload, download, programs on  Allen Bradley Panel View, Panel View Plus, and Panel View Plus 6 programs. 
·        Complete knowledge of and ability to design and use relay logic, ladder logic, pneumatic logic and hydraulic logic.
·         Industrial experience with electrical control systems
·         Knowledge of Wonder Ware
·         Ability to write in advanced control system programming 
·        Experience with SQL Server and batch management systems preferred
·        This position requires some mechanical knowledge of process machinery to support machine improvements and implementation for new equipment 
·        Flexible schedule to support 2nd and 3rd shifts when needed
·        Ability to work individually and as part of a team
·        Positive leadership and self-motivation skills.

Working Conditions/Environment

Works in an office and manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read and comprehend, sit, stand, walk, reach, lift, grasp, climb and bend while working in a fast-paced production environment. Must be able to push/pull or lift up to 50 pounds short distances. May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed. The employee is regularly exposed to heat, fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment and non-toxic industrial waste and scrap. The noise level in the plant is loud.


SLIP-RESISTANT/Steel-toed SHOES, Earplugs, safety glasses, hairnets, beardnets (if facial hair exists) are required to be worn/used in accordance with company GMP and Safety standards. Condition of these items must be inspected by employee daily and be replaced when no longer providing the optimal protection of the employee.

Cultivate Your Career

At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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