Skip to main content

Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Controls)

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.


To work under minimal supervision and perform complex professional engineering assignments related to: Automation, manufacturing and process engineering.  Responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to all plant automation systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES: *denotes essential job functions

*(1)       Analyzes, tests, evaluates, investigates and solves moderately complex problems relative to

            engineering projects.

*(2)      Identifies and Implements automated data capture programs including hardware and software

*(3)      Identifies improvement opportunities related to automation and controls that drive increases in performance, quality, efficiency, or cost reduction.

*(4)      Design and Troubleshoot plant automation systems including Allen Bradley PLC Ladder Logic, electronic components, sensors, I/O devices, Remote I/O.

 (5)       Prepares and maintains statistical data, charts, specifications and reports relative to the plant’s


*(6)      Works with technicians or maintenance personnel, providing technical guidance as necessary.

*(7)      Oversees and coordinates with outside vendors.  Develops services specifications and solicits,  evaluates, and recommends bids.

*(8)      Develops, justifies and procures resources for capital projects.

(9)        Designs, supports, and troubleshoots mechanical/electrical drives and control systems.

(10)      Assists Production and facility Maintenance with problem solving including, but not limited to process quality, equipment performance, and/or cost reduction.

(11)      Assists in the formulation of written training, maintenance or safety procedures and perform training as needed.

*(12)    Follows all Plant rules/regulations and works to acceptable industrial standards, GMP’s and QSR


*(13)    Must comply with all safety procedures and programs.

*(14)    Perform other duties as directed by Supervisor


Applies to Colonial Heights facility.


All Colonial Heights Plant Managers,                        

   Supervisors and Personnel                                       

C&D R&D                                                      

C&D Corporate Engineering                                         

C&D Quality Control Personnel                                    






Regulatory Inspectors (FDA, OSHA, DEQ Va.)

Chesterfield County Government officials


B.S. in Engineering or equivalent experience.  Prefer Electrical or Computer Engineering, . Prefer experience with a manufacturer of FDA Medical Device(s).  Knowledge of GMP’s/QSR a plus.


Up to ten years of diverse professional engineering assignments; minimum of five years of related experience.


Must have good written and verbal communication skills.  Good listening and interpersonal skills.

Experience with Allen Bradley RSLogix 500/5000 and FactoryTalk View.

Prefer experience with AB FactoryTalk Batch and Asset Center

Prefer experience with Robotic Packaging

Work independently and exercise good judgment.

Can plan and organize the work of others.

Be a team player.

Pro-active safety and housekeeping practices.

Data Collection & Analysis

Lean Manufacturing

Six Sigma Certification





Contractor Personnel                         

Production Maintenance Personnel

Facilities Maintenance Personnel

Plant Personnel



This individual must be well organized and capable of planning and organizing the work of others on a

large scale.  Excellent listening and communication skills are needed to understand what is expected

and to gain cooperation of others.  Must be a good problem solver.  Must be able to work with little supervision.


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

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

Ourlocation Detail Page US Page Hero Image
Ourlocation Listingpage US Image

Role Location

United States

With corporate offices and major plants across the country, we’re building consumer products and connecting with global offices from the place where it all began.

Explore this location
Ourculture Widget Diversity Mini

DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

Learn More
C&D 500X500 127563

CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

Learn More
C&D 500X500 035

Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

Learn More