Controls Engineer

Reporting to the Team Leader Maintenance Electronics, the Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for providing a total controls engineering service to the manufacturing process. Maximizing production and increasing cost effectiveness within the company.  Also, planning for and meeting necessary and agreed targets in the control/software related areas, whilst working within agreed financial targets and the regulatory parameters.

City: Lexington, NC, 27299   Contract Type: Full-time     Job-Code: 4197   Department: Maintenance  



  • To coordinate all aspects of the PLC Siemens control system, to operate efficiently and effectively to predetermined and agreed standards, and within budgetary constraints and quality standards.

  • To undertake a comprehensive training program, to be able to understand every aspect of the Electrical engineering requirements within PLC  Siemens. To operate the company support systems and ensure they are properly used and maintained. To attend any further training / development courses as required.

  • To ensure the plant and equipment is fully operational and meets production requirements 365 days per year. To provide support to the manufacturing areas whilst meeting budgetary requirements and within agreed timescales.

  • To assist with planning, installation and commissioning equipment as required. To monitor equipment performance.

  • To ensure a suitable availability of required essential spare parts, through liaison with the engineering manager and stores manager.

  • To assist when requested, with capital project planning and installation.

  • To coordinate all control system engineering aspects of Siemens (involving PLC Siemens (Simatic S7-1500), HMI Siemens WinCC, VFD (variable frequency drives: Sinamics, SEW, Lenze) while ensuring compliance with standards and current legislation, are maintained.

  • To organize the planning, maintenance and modifications of control systems.

  • To provide recommendations to improve plant and efficiency, along with cost effectiveness.

  • To communicate, cooperate where required with other group personnel.

  • To attend any meetings required as part of the normal duties, including occasional trips abroad.

  • To demonstrate professional development by keeping skills up to date and in providing evidence of continuing development.

  • To communicate effectively with the Management team in relation to all aspects of the operations, ensuring all issues are communicated in a timely and efficient manner and following the established reporting procedures.

  • To operate as a member of a team helping to achieve optimum plant utilization and efficiency.

  • To promote Safety, Health, Environmental and quality awareness.

  • To ensure that the operation and related tasks are conducted in a safe working manner and that any incidents/accidents and hazards are duly reported.

  • To maintain an orderly administrative system for the section, ensuring accuracy in all documentation.

  • To ensure induction and safety training for new starters or visitors as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Technical hands-on ability relating to automation hardware and software.

  • Understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices Siemens preferred, but other will be considered.

  • Strong understanding of electrical diagrams.

  • Online code monitoring, modification and development.

  • Experience in automation control system start-ups, loop tuning, troubleshooting.

  • Training and certification from Siemens is preferred.

  • Programming experience preferably PLC Siemens (Simatic S7-1500), HMI Siemens WinCC, VFD (variable frequency drives: Sinamics, SEW, Lenze).


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Jessica Ostroska, HR




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