Controls Engineer Level 2

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join our organization!  You will have the opportunity to work with the acknowledged leader in the field of liquid food packaging, Krones, Inc., via their subsidiary provider for these services, Process and Data Automation.  We are looking for a motivated professional to work in these market segments which would include any manufacturers who embrace software in a manufacturing setting.

About Process and Data Automation:

Process and Data Automation is a full-service, CSIA Certified industrial control systems integration firmOur Controls Engineering group specializes in physical automation system design, programming, and commissioning. Our dedicated Digitalization Group connects automated equipment and systems to the business environment including protected recipe systems, data collection and reporting, and data historian implementation.

About the Krones Group:

Krones designs, develops, manufactures, and installs both machines and complete packaging lines. Krones has become one of the leading system suppliers for breweries and beverage producers as well as for the food, chemical, and cosmetics industries. Our 16,000 employees worldwide strive for innovation and detail and ensure that each customer receives the best quality in product and service.

Job Summary/Objective/Role:

Under the general direction of the Engineering Manager, Project Managers, and Senior Engineers, the Controls Engineer Level 2 serves as a member of a cross-functional project team. As a member of a cross-functional project team, the role has the responsibility to independently execute tasks and project initiatives.


This position is responsible for the engineering, design, integration, programming, and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), control instrumentation/components, and Industrial Networks for systems to support productivity and/or quality improvements for our clients. Additional responsibilities include training Level 1 Controls Engineers, advising PMs/others on technical requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Four-year bachelor’s degree in an accredited engineering discipline or have at least have 4 years of equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum 2 years of experience as a Controls Engineer Level 1 or equivalent experience.
  3. Completed required training and mentorship.
  4. Travel required.

Essential Functions:

1. Evaluate, analyze, and troubleshoot existing automation and control systems.
2. Interpret detailed specifications for automation and control systems.
3. System Design: Research, understand, and specify/apply commercially available control hardware and instrumentation.
4. System Design: Ability to evaluate and select control system strategies to meet clients’ needs. This involves matching technology to project needs and existing plant systems.
5. Coordinate with other engineers and equipment suppliers to ensure design intent and cost-effectiveness of delivery are achieved.
6. Develop detailed system documentation for the construction and installation of key system equipment.

a. Understand the fundamentals of electrical drawing sets and demonstrate proficiency in reviewing and completing drawing markups.
b. Create project documentation (IO lists, RAILs, FATs/SATs, SOWs, FDS, etc.)
c. Write operations manuals at the direction of the Electrical Manager and/or Project Managers.
d. Support equipment and system submittal efforts.

7. PLC and HMI programming:

a. Proficiency with multiple control system (PLC) platforms.
b. Proficiency with multiple supervisory (HMI/SCADA) packages, both general graphics/interface and advanced software capabilities.

8. Configure/startup of industrial control equipment to include

a. Drives and/or servos
b. Variety of instrumentation

9. Demonstrate a strong understanding of Ethernet Network design and deployment including hardware, software, and security.

10. On-site support for design reviews, consultancy, installation, start-up, and troubleshooting.

11. Provide remote assistance for clients with technical support to meet lead time and quality of client‘s requests.

12. Executes functional tests after automation equipment is completed to ensure quality.

13. Startup Verifications (FAT/SAT documentation).

14. Provide training to Controls Engineer 1 individuals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. A firm commitment to efficiently delivering solutions.
  2. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  3. Work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  4. Ability to work effectively in a team environment or independently with minimal support.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency with PCs, operating systems, and MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365, Teams, MS Project).
  6. Demonstrate client-focused attitude.
  7. Full understanding of project scope, budget, and schedules.
  8. Full understanding of company standards and fully complies with them.
  9. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge in the following processes:
    • Packaging Line Control
    • Packaging Equipment
    • Water/Wastewater processes
    • Batching
    • CIP


  1. Decision Making
  2. Communication
  3. Conflict Management
  4. Problem Solving/Analysis
  5. Execution
  6. Planning & Adaptability
  7. Mentoring

Physical Demands:

Must possess the ability to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to visit various client and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and to operate standard office equipment. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although prolonged standing and walking and the ability to climb ramps, stairs, and ladders may be required when traveling or on client site. May occasionally require the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 40 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits include: competitive compensation packages, medical coverage, FSA/DSA plan, dental, LT/ST disability coverage, life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, 401 (k), numerous continuing education opportunities, and an enthusiastic and collaborative work environment.


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