Plant Controls Engineer

Job Req ID:  10391

Roxboro, NC, US, 27574-6774

Date:  May 9, 2024

Job Purpose

Perform detailed control system design and software development for moderately complex engineering assignments, which are standalone, or components of a larger project. This position applies specific knowledge of automated and process control systems to manufacturing processes with minimal supervision.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety, health and environmental rules and regulations
  • Develop and implement results oriented, value-added engineering solutions that achieve predetermined project goals and customer needs and/or requirements.
  • Develop project documentation defining standards, detailed reports, specifications, plans, prints, schematics and/or other necessary documentation required to achieve defined project goals
  • Develop detailed design of automation and process control systems that integrate PCs, PLCs, AC or DC Drives, Position Controllers, single or multi-loop controllers
  • Integrate statistical control components into system design including basic control charting, real time & historical trending, remote monitoring and data acquisition / control
  • Develop, install and debug control system programming including PC operating, PC / PLC communications, PLC HMI and/or specialty component software
  • Lead and/or guide internal or external engineering resources to ensure adherence to project goals and objectives
  • Implement standard engineering and project management practices consistently throughout project and work assignments
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge by attending trade shows or clinics; investigate new equipment applications with consulting engineers & equipment venders, and specific course work
  • Lead development and training efforts of field operation and maintenance personnel in the design features, process operation, interpretation of system information, and application of that information regarding control system functionality
  • Witness testing and system site quality control
  • Train plant electricians on processes
  • Monitor installation quality.
  • Work breakdown as 5% administrative, 95% technical
  • Moderate to frequent travel during plant construction requiring a flexible schedule

What do I need to be successful?

  • 5+ years’ experience in automation and process control systems and techniques
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Detailed working knowledge of networking equipment and software, routers and cabling
  • Detailed working knowledge of plant PLCs and HMI software
  • Detailed working knowledge of all HMI hardware and software in use including Wonderware Intouch and Active Factory
  • Detailed working knowledge of AC & DC drives, coordinated drives systems and position control systems.3
  • Knowledge of medium and high voltage systems.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, PC hardware and software, servers, fiber optic cabling and network switches
  • Knowledge of statistical control techniques and programs such as SPC, SQC and SCADA systems
  • Comply with minimum skills defined in the Engineering Competency Matrix


  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field or equivalent

Work Environment

Job Segment: Plant Operator, Testing, Manufacturing Engineer, Controls Engineer, Construction, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering