Automation / Controls Engineer - Manufacturing, Tape Solutions, Films & Fabrics
Company: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Location: Hoosick Falls
Posted on: August 7, 2022
If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest
potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for
innovative problem solvers.
We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently
recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global
Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of
innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse
and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are
committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we
witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around
The Controls Engineer has direct responsibility for implementing
design and verification of new control system applications for
Hoosick Falls. This includes equipment upgrades associated with the
production of products at Hoosick Falls, NY.
The Controls Engineer is responsible for the full impact of his/her
projects on the manufacturing operation, including Environmental,
Health and Safety, Quality, and Cost. Application of LEAN tools
(VSM, Visual Management, and 5S) and Project Management tools (Gant
Chart, Management of Change) are critical aspects of this position.
Definition and measurement of project savings are integral to this
position. Development of procedures, maintenance documentation and
training will be required on most projects.
The Controls Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager and
have primary responsibility for the implementation of new controls
projects and upgrades impacting Hoosick Falls equipment and
facilities. The Controls Engineer will also have responsibility for
leading the Management of Change Process for all activities
affecting Hoosick Falls equipment and facilities.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Provide control engineering leadership for new developments in
equipment and process. Identify savings opportunities; work with
process engineering to quantify payback.
- Perform on-site activities that include maintaining the
Industrial Network, Ethernet systems, configuration of switches and
routers, network integration with third party components, testing
and troubleshooting networks, performing system tests with reports
as required, and optimizing existing networks.
- Suggest, plan and execute projects to improve equipment
reliability, reduce cycle times, improve safety, reduce costs,
improve quality, reduce scrap, maintain and improve facilities.
Train personnel in use of project management tools.
- Recommend and implement capital programs and write
- Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and
arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts for Capital
- Negotiate with, supervise and coordinate work with outside
suppliers and contractors.
- Directs and coordinates construction, installation and
maintenance activities to insure conformance of products and
systems to engineering design and customer specifications.
- Participates in cost improvement/productivity improvement
projects. Works on both short and long term projects of different
varieties. Evaluation of alternate equipment suppliers and
- Exhibits safety awareness and safe work practices. Suggest and
implement safety improvements in the facilities. Perform Internal
Audits as directed to support ISO9001/14001 programs.
- Use SPC and other statistical methods to evaluate impact of
proposed and completed projects.
- Familiar with local building codes and OSHA/NEC
- Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all
levels both in and out of the plant.
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (electrical or
- Minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing systems design
or capital project engineering
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in
programming/developing/troubleshooting/configuring PLC, HMI, DCS,
and SCADA software for control systems, including control panel
designs and line integration
- Proficiency with the following software: Rockwell, Autocad,
Soildworks, SQL server, Panelview, RS view, FactoryTalk; Preferred.
- Experience implementing and/or maintaining Allen-Bradley
controls/controllers and PLCs (Siemens and Mitsubishi control
system experience is a plus)
- Experience with motion control to include Servo Drives, VFD's
and Stepper Drives
- Experience with Vision Systems and Robots is a plus
- Knowledge in network infrastructure with a focus on how it
relates to the automation systems
- Strong ability to interpret electrical schematics and
- Computer (PC), data collection, and analysis skills necessary
to fulfill job responsibilities
- Math skills necessary to fulfill job responsibilities (includes
SPC, statistics, DOE, etc.)
- General knowledge of manufacturing machinery and basic
Who are We?Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major
industry around the world, Composite Systems is comprised of three
business units including Films & Fabrics, Tape Solutions and Thin
Films. Our ambition is to provide innovative solutions that combine
material science, processing technology and design to save energy,
provide protection, improve comfort, and give peace-of-mind to our
customers. Our unique performance is delivered by passionate
people, empowered to collaborate closely with our customers and
solve their toughest challenges. Our team members recognize that we
all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture
built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our
commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of
our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great
ones. With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain
offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500
corporation while operating like multiple small and agile
start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and
bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths. Every team member is
encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and
strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end
users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with
countless opportunities and resources for professional development.
You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap
for your career, and make that vision a reality. Invent yourself at
Saint-Gobain Composites, and together, let's protect what matters
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicantsfor employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genderidentity or
expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
marital status,amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in
accordance with applicable federal, state and locallaws.
Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with
disabilities andsupports the hiring of veterans.
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