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Automation and Controls Engineer

Automation and Controls Engineer

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US-FL-St Petersburg
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Valpak (Manufacturing Center)

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Develops, designs, implements, manages and maintains equipment used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. Ensures that these systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently and safely for enhancement or equipment procurement in support of Lean organizational objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides technical knowledge/support to the operation including basic and advanced troubleshooting, root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions, installation and commissioning of new and existent equipment with 24-7 support availability.
  2. Develops skills in specific control disciplines such as advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Manages electronic format data, process parameters, hardware and systems. Maintains Drives, Servos and Encoders insuring that all HMI and PLC programs are kept current and backed up on a regular basis
  3. Designs, specifies and develops new control systems. Maintains, tunes and modifies existing control systems following the company’s change control processes. Develops process control requirements for new or modified systems and participates in design review meetings with external vendors.
  4. Works collaboratively with other departments and other engineers to identify control systems’ needs, opportunities, troubleshooting problems, optimizing equipment operations and preventing failures.
  5. Manages full-scale projects or project milestones. Delivers new project proposals to stakeholders and leadership with business value and cost analysis to gain support and buy-in for potential implementation.
  6. Establishes and updates risk mitigation plans to avoid critical failures associated with parts reliability, spare parts shortages, electronic file issues, support software availability, complex recovery methods and schematics inaccuracy in order to resolve or work around various controls or systems related failures in a timely fashion.
  7. Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering required. Five years’ experience required in these specific activities (Instrumentation Controls, PLC programming, advanced electrical troubleshooting and new equipment design) in a manufacturing environment.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Siemens S7 experience, troubleshooting and programming

Motion controls experience


Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

Experience with SCADA systems

Experience with WinCC application

Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC programming and troubleshooting

High speed manufacturing, preferably printing experience

Programming skills in VB, C++ or related skills

Electrical Controls Troubleshooting skills


Company Overview


Why a career with Valpak?


WORK FOR AWARD-WINNING BRANDS. Our brand is among the best in the industry, often ranking number one in our markets.  


BE YOURSELF. MAKE US BETTER. Innovation thrives in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage everyone to contribute their best ideas.  


WE INVEST IN OUR EMPLOYEES. Valpak provides a generous benefits package that includes robust health benefits for your family, including paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick and holidays).  


OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE. Through career development, ongoing and on-the-job training and a commitment to promoting from within, our employees help define their own career paths.  


WE ARE COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. We are actively involved in community service and contribute financially to local nonprofit organizations.

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