A leading contract manufacturer of various snack food products located in Pittsburgh, PA is currently seeking a Controls Engineer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support production and maintenance to meet organizational metrics
  • Create production work documentation such as change-over checklists, SOPs, and SOCs for new and existing products and processes
  • Assist in selection, design criteria, and validation of new equipment as necessary
  • Maintain and facilitate process improvement and workflow documentation
  • Ability to lead a project while maintaining scope, cost, and schedule criteria
  • Provide project management, scopes of work, cost estimates and timeline for implementation
  • Engineer, design, build, and specify equipment systems to meet technical service needs for improved final product, productivity or cost reductions.
  • Provide structured planning that considers production requirements, staffing requirements, and safety aspects
  • Must possess in-depth working knowledge of all production machinery to develop and implement operational training manuals.
  • Must have the ability and desire to troubleshoot, manipulate, and program PLCs. Allen Bradley required, Beckhoff knowledge and familiarity is a plus
  • Knowledge of programming in multiple formats to include Ladder Diagram, Structured Text, Function Block, and Sequential Function Diagram
  • Capable of Integrating multiple machines via Ethernet communication?
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and systems under pressure and determine root cause
  • Ability to communicate and interact with various levels of personnel to accomplish goals and tasks
  • Adhere to FDA/GMP requirements for food manufacturing


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience taking an active role in projects within a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of CAD, Microsoft Office, PLC programming software
  • Proven track record of safe work habits and/or promoting a safe workplace
  • Proven mechanical experience and working with hands
  • Understands key manufacturing process attributes such as quality, efficiency, OEE, yield, and downtime

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