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Home Market Foods Automation | Controls Engineer in Norwood, Massachusetts

The Automation/Controls Engineer will be responsible for all in plant automation devices such as Allen Bradley PLC's, HMI's and VFD's. As a key member of the Maintenance department, the incumbent will have the opportunity to provide their expertise to a dynamic and growing organization. The Automation/Controls Engineer is also the owner of all data collection for MES, Kepware and SCADA systems. The incumbent will complete an assessment of current systems and determine the number of control technicians required to support operations. This role will require building a team of direct report Automation/Control technicians. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain all equipment programs database. Act as a technical resource to a variety of cross functional teams to help improve processes. Recommend component replacement or upgrades when items become obsolete or are at end of life. Standardize components to limit inventory burden. Provide technical documentation and training to maintenance department on component replacements and/or troubleshooting. Maintain building SCADA systems to ensure all are functioning as designed. Continuously improve the reliability of current systems Evaluate the requirements for an Automation/Controls team. Lead, train, coach, and hold accountable team of direct reports. Other job duties as assigned EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, plus 5+ years of direct experience and demonstrated ability in programming a variety of industrial controls required Strong understanding of automated manufacturing equipment and programming required Proven experience with troubleshooting equipment problems and perform complex system tests required Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD required Experience with databases, process monitoring systems and MES (manufacturing execution system) / information systems Experience in a food processing & manufacturing environment is a plus Experience with building a team required Proven experience with leading, training, and holding direct reports accountable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The below physical demands are representative of those that must be met by the team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must have good vision and manual dexterity. Able to sit / stand for prolonged periods at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds. WORK ENVIROMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the office environment is typically moderate. Company provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) must be worn while on the production floor