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Controls Engineer

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Controls Engineer - Salary

This current wage range for this position is $101,200 to $158,100 annually

50k sign on/relocation allowance for salaried roles (Candidate should relocate more than 50 miles)


What we’re about:

  • Innovation-We consistently generate new
  • ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
  • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
  • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
  • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

This highly visible position located at our Victorville, CA Facility.

What you’ll do:

The position is centered around project management, controls engineering, and lean principles within a manufacturing plant. With a strong focus on process controls, the individual will prioritize safety culture, policy adherence, and continuous improvement initiatives. Acting as a project engineer, they will lead and manage all engineering projects, leveraging lean methodologies to optimize processes and enhance efficiency. This role combines technical expertise in controls engineering with strategic project management skills to drive success in the plant's operations.

Essential Functions:

 • Manage capital projects related to manufacturing and packaging infrastructure, ensuring successful completion within defined scope, allocated costs, and time commitments.

• Assist in identifying and justifying engineering proposals, providing input for capital planning process in the manufacturing and packaging areas.

• Lead cross-functional teams to address technical challenges and achieve critical objectives in manufacturing and packaging processes.

• Understand the business needs, risks, and dynamics of the organization, and make informed decisions to develop alternate plans and choices.

• Develop customized reports and data analysis using OSI PI and Power BI software applications to optimize manufacturing and packaging operations.

• Promote a safety culture and awareness within the manufacturing and packaging areas, ensuring adherence to all plant safety policies and procedures.

• Support and enforce local and corporate policies and procedures related to quality, safety, and fairness.

• Assist in the design and modification of process control and instrumentation systems to enhance manufacturing and packaging efficiency.

• Provide technical and administrative support to manufacturing and distribution teams in areas such as PLCs, microprocessors, automation, and instrumentation. Allen Bradley Software, Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View Studio, RS Logix 500

• Troubleshoot and improve cycle time throughput by leveraging automation and control systems in manufacturing processes.

• Coordinate technical training programs for operations and maintenance personnel in instrumentation and controls.

• Identify and support cost reduction and efficiency improvement initiatives in manufacturing and packaging operations.

• Continuously enhance packaging equipment controls logic to optimize efficiency and minimize waste.

• Actively lead the implementation of plant-wide 5S, 6 Sigma, lean manufacturing, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) initiatives, integrating lean manufacturing principles within the engineering department.

• Perform other related duties as required and assigned in the manufacturing and packaging functions.

What you’ll need:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Mechanical, Automation, Packaging, Controls.

• 3-5 years previous engineering experience in high volume, multiple SKU, fast-paced manufacturing environment. CPG experience preferred.

• Flexibility to work various hours and shifts as needed, especially during large projects, installations, etc.

• Excellent interpersonal skills — ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization

• Excellent communications skills — ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media — verbal, written, etc.

• Excellent organizational/time management skills.

• Direct technical experience in the design, assembly, integration, testing, troubleshooting and commissioning of PLC/HMI based control systems

• Capability to calibrate and test controls, verify instrumentation accuracy and effectiveness and perform routine maintenance on the plant-wide controls system

• Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic, production driven work environment.

• Solid critical thinking skills and ability to create new, innovative ways to handle situations with a strong bias towards Continuous Improvement fundamentals.

• Understanding of lean manufacturing principles including Six Sigma, 6S, TPM, etc.

• Strong computer skills: Allen Bradley Software, Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View Studio, RS Logix 500

• Ability to methodically collect and analyze data and make appropriate recommendations, Power BI and/or OSI-PI a plus.

• Strong knowledge of production operation, including equipment, materials, workflow, etc.

Working Conditions:

  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Moderate physical activity, requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day and up to twelve (12) hours per shift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform work onsite and be comfortable in a light industrial environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc., a $5 billion company, was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey. We are one of the fastest growing Consumer Packaged Goods companies and as a testament to our performance; the company was added to the S&P 500 in 2016. Church & Dwight is a leader in the Household Consumer Products and Personal Care industry, with such brands as ARM & HAMMER, Trojan, First Response, Nair, Spinbrush, Oxi Clean, Vitafusion, Orajel, Batiste and more.

Drug Free Workplace:

All applicants who have received an offer of employment, as a condition of employment, are subject to our pre-employment drug testing process. The pre-employment testing procedure consists of a 6-panel urine sample test. Positive results will result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment immediately and the applicant will no longer be considered for employment. 

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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