Role details

Controls & Automation Engineer

Wheeling   •   USD95,000 - USD100,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Full autonomy over the Illinois manufacturing site
  • Large Scale Operations with state of the art facilities

About Our Client

A household name, my client is an established CPG conglomerate with operations in all areas of consumer goods, food and beverage industries. Their operations in Northern Chicago is renown for operational excellence and technology at the forefront of the industry. Due to natural turnover they are currently seeking to appoint their next Controls & Automation Engineer to oversee all aspects of their Illinois operations.

Job Description

As the sole Controls Engineering for this site, you will have full autonomy on how best manage, implement and operate the site's systems by applying your knowledge, expertise and commercial leadership across all major areas of systems.

This position is by no means a 'fire-fighting' role where problems are plentiful but one of strategic continuous improvement, where through project initiatives, you will analyse, assess and implement best practice for capital projects, manufacturing process improvements and any lean methodologies.



By looking at every aspect of operation from electrical & power systems, control systems, maintenance processes, instrumentation and current automation systems in place, both hard and software currently employed, you will in turn develop a working strategy with the ultimate goal of improving the efficiencies of current manufacturing processes.

The Successful Applicant

To secure this position, you will be a degreed engineer with a proven track record in automation, controls or instrumentation ideally within a CPG manufacturing environment. You will have experience in the following:

  • One of Allen Bradley, Control Logix, PLC5, SLC500 PLC control systems
  • HMI Development Experience, SCADA and Ethernet
  • Electrical Power System Maintenance
  • Electric/ pneumatic / Hydraulic controls
  • Experience with development of Control System Function Design Specifications (FDS)
  • Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) & Process Flow Diagrams (PFD)

What's on Offer

A rare opportunity to work with an established world renown CPG group who are at the forefront of the manufacturing industry, my client are in a position to offer a very attractive salary commensurate with experience, with bonus, a comprehensive benefits package and more on top. Opportunities for growth are plentiful, both in Chicago but also across the country should you be open to a move. A great working environment and a strong culture, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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