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Electrical Engineering Manager


We are looking for Controls Engineering Manager to join our team!


The Controls Engineering Manager leads a team of skilled control engineers and electrical technicians responsible for development and maintenance of equipment controls systems throughout the ADS network of plants. This position has comprehensive knowledge of the manufacturing equipment and processes as well as the needs of the business to develop the right technical solutions for ADS manufacturing. The Controls Engineering Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of superior equipment, from internal and external sources, with safe and intuitive controls systems that meet the ADS needs of today and supports the needs of the future. The Controls Engineering Manager will coordinate with their team to support needs of the plants trouble shooting and diagnosing equipment electrical concerns.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervises and trains all personal required for the operation of the Controls Engineering department and its function
  • Mentor and develop the Controls Engineering team
  • Monitor, enhance, recommend, implement, and maintain the equipment controls replacement program for ADS
  • Works with various teams to develop a prioritized equipment rebuild/replacement strategy
  • Works closely with the Plant and Engineering teams to ensure all work meets the needs of stakeholders
  • Works with his team to develop and maintain a harmonious working relationship with the other departments and plant teams
  • Partners with third party contractors to support ADS's equipment control requirements
  • Identifies technology advancement opportunities and assists with their implementation
  • Research and recommend training programs for key technical personal supporting production equipment control systems and motors
  • Designs electrical enclosures, sub-panel layouts, and wiring diagrams to align with UL/CUL/CSA certifications and NFPA79 wiring standards
  • Works with project originators, as needed, to ensure the scope of work is properly defined and the sequence of operation is captured
  • Maintains software, programs, drawings, and files by keeping them current and accurate
  • Develops electrical panel designs and conducts panel design reviews with team
  • Works with the various ADS teams to schedule, coordinate, and install equipment and equipment upgrades
  • Develops PLC, HMI, Drive & etc. programs for the various assigned projects
  • Provide startup training on Controls that is easily understood at the production operator and plant maintenance levels
  • Verify creation of the necessary scope and bill of materials for work performed
  • Support plant root cause analysis efforts tied to motors, drives, and electrical systems
  • Provide local and remote support to the plants
  • Assists in acceptance testing and debugging of equipment from OEM's
  • Develop and deploy policies, standards, and procedures supporting engineering technical work
  • Conducts the necessary machine & panel acceptance testing based on the scope of work
  • Direct recruitment, placement, & evaluation of Controls Engineering and Technician teams

Job Skills:

  • Strong organizational, analytical, & systematic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Self-motivated with a proven track record of bringing projects in on-time and within budget
  • Familiarity and ability to comply with all applicable rules, regulations, best practices, and performance standards
  • Aptitude for working collaboratively with multiple disciplines within teams and projects
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical components, AC/DC motors/drives, & PLC's
  • Modifying and creating PLC & HMI programs for the following manufacturers:
    • Allen Bradley
    • Siemens
    • Automation Direct
  • Reading and creating electrical diagrams, panel layouts, & etc. using ACAD or ACAD Electrical
  • Familiar with:
    • Allen Bradley - RSLogix 5, 500 & 5000.
    • Panel Builder & Factory Talk View.
    • Automation Direct – DirectSoft 5 & C-More
    • Siemens – Step 7, ProTool, WinCC Software

Educational Requirements:

  • BS Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Masters degree desirable

Preferred Experience:

  • 8 + years of manufacturing experience, preferably tied to the plastics industry
  • 2 + years of designing electrical control systems
  • 2 + years of managing engineers support manufacturing

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to effectively work on and around equipment as required
  • Kneeling or sitting in front of electrical panels to verify control wiring accuracy and quality
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. or less as required
  • Standing for long periods of time on concreate flooring in a production environment
  • Able to travel up to 35%


Full Time
Salary Range
$104,000.00 - $134,000.00
per Year
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Hilliard, OH, 43026, US