Controls Engineer

Requisition ID: 13461 

Job Function: Technician (40000050) 

Location: Fall River, MA


Job Function

The Controls Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.

As a Process/ Controls Engineer you will serve as a technical resource and project leader in the development and application of production systems across a variety of manufacturing processes. You will be responsible for cost and quality improvements and maintaining daily operations to achieve company goals.

Controls Engineers are highly-skilled professionals who design and manage automated systems in the manufacturing industry.  These individuals routinely interface with process experts to make improvements using innovative machine control, automation/robotic, and software solutions.  A senior-level engineer is expected to have 5 or more years of experience and knowledge in the field, excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to transfer knowledge and develop others.


Job description:

  • Apply hands on leadership of projects by justifying, planning, specifying, and driving completion of short and long term capital projects

  • Improve efficiency through programming logic and electrical improvements

  • Drive visual factory improvements through line reporting Andon systems

  • Drive manufacturing process improvements through the use of lean manufacturing concepts and tools.

  • Provide technical leadership to technicians and work teams and serve as technical resource for the department.

  • Determine root cause of problems and implement corrective & preventive actions utilizing methods from lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.

  • Direct cross functional process improvement projects with the assistance of team members from all aspects of the division.

  • Analyze, evaluate and document standards according to quality system requirements such as standard operating procedures, Control Plans, and FMEAs.

  • Strong working knowledge of safety-related parts of control systems for industrial equipment.

  • Create value by leading control and automation projects, both new installations and retrofits, that improve safety, quality, production, and reduce cost in the manufacturing plant.

  • Work closely with process and industrial engineer peers on the parent improvement projects that drive automation needs.

  • Manage SCADA systems that exchange production information between plant systems and the machinery.

  • Support technicians with advanced problem-solving and skill training.

  • Work effectively with your peers to share knowledge and leverage strengths.

  • Utilize excellent communication and documentation skills to transfer critical process and support knowledge to others.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in an applicable Engineering or Technology field

  • 5+ years of work experience in controls and automation

  • Design-level knowledge of industrial machine control circuits and components

  • AutoCAD proficiency in electrical schematic design

  • Advanced Allen-Bradley PLC/HMI development capability

  • Experience with data collection software and methods

  • Expert in modular design and problem-solving


Preferred Requirements

  • Software/script development and/or database experience

  • Robotic and vision system experience

  • Networks, TCP/IP experience

  • Knowledge of NEC, ANSI, and OSHA standards.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies

  • Familiarity with computer programming languages a plus

  • Strong knowledge of lean principles and the ability to apply them in order to establish and/or improve processes

  • Excellent planning, project management and leadership, presentation and communication skills



Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. We stay true to our philosophy that says good business begins by not following but leading. Our brands and products help people make the most of time so they can focus on making the most of moments that matter. At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
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Full time
Fall River, Massachusetts 2720, US