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16 Jan, 2020

Controls Engineer, PLC

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  • Chicago, IL, USA
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Requisition ID 11598
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.About the role

Our Manitowoc, WI location creates Condensed Natural Smoke and Cooking Method Flavors, in the Smoke and Grill business unit for Kerry customers and brands.  The Manitowoc, WI facility is big on reputation and pride, individual respect, consideration and basic family values.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Controls Engineer to join Kerry Taste & Nutrition supporting existing and innovative products across the Smokes & Grills portfolio.

Key responsibilities

The Controls Engineer is fundamental to our team. You will be responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the control systems and working on future projects.   This will include Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) programming and design for our smoke facilities in both Manitowoc, WI and Rhinelander, WI.  You will be responsible for about 30% upkeep of existing systems / driving equipment reliability improvements and 70% projects work.

  • Design and develop software applications based on given requirements and specifications
  • Understand end user requirements for GUI/communication interface, networking and create specifications based on these requirements
  • Review, repair and redesign legacy code
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems
  • Requirement Reviews – Participate in reviews and work with Manufacturing and/or Continuous Improvement Engineering to ensure proper implementation of features
  • Research supplier products for assembly components
  • Help establish new and maintain existing standards
  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
  • Check quality of assemblers and technicians work and respond to inquiries during assembly
Qualifications and skills

If you’re up to the challenge and have the following qualifications and background, please apply.

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 3+ years PLC programming experience as a controls engineer, in the food, beverage or pharmaceutical industry.  Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues
  • Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) (e.g. Allen-Bradley / Rockwell) Configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems (e.g. Allen Bradley / Rockwell)
  • Process control experience (pumps, valves etc)
  • OSHA background and understanding of Lockout/Tagout requirements
  • Background in Food Safety
  • Open to travel 20% (between sites)
  • Proficient in Design/Drafting AutoCAD - plus
  • Familiar with various Motion Controllers (e.g. IAI, Yasakawa)

Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, PLC, Programming Logic Controllers

4343 Expo Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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