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Sr. Controls Engineer

Company: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Location: King William
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

We re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.Position SummarySince 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package, and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We are a Continuous Operation, with alternative shift options to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70 s advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90 s we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced Crystals made from silica gel, and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeight litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet.As a Senior Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and improvement of controls and instrumentation systems, including Capital project development, management, and implementation. You will provide technical support to the facility to meet ongoing Production requirements while developing controls, equipment, and systems process improvements to enhance performance, reliability, and quality within the site.DesignPLC, HMI, instrumentation and electrical systems and applications for cost effective plant operations.Advise the Engineering staff of appropriate control and instrumentation standards and philosophy.Manage controls related Capital project activities, from conception through start-up, including conceptual design, budgeting, detailed design, specification development, bid negotiations, and installation.Provide support for plant operations requiring control system Engineering, programming, and design.Support and use Nestl Purina Continuous Excellence (NCE) initiatives to drive continuous improvement.Work closely with Division resources to determine long term controls philosophies, goals, objectives, and improvements.Assist the site in the maintenance, upgrade, and troubleshooting of existing PLC and HMI control systems.Update the hardware/software of existing systems to ensure efficient plant operation.RequirementsBachelor s Degree in Engineering and5+ years experience supporting industrial controls systemsORAssociate Degree and7+ years
experiencewith control systems design, programming, integration and troubleshooting in a manufacturing, industrial, military or related environmentThe approximate pay range for this position is $110,000-$150,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location.Nestl offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage, and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position.Learn moreAbout Us - Making an Impact - Nestle Careers ( ID:263508It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Richmond , Sr. Controls Engineer, Engineering , King William, Virginia

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