Avery Dennison Controls Engineer in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison is seeking a Controls Engineer to join our team at our site in Mt. Juliet, TN. In this position, you will collaborate with the Maintenance Manager and provide improvement and troubleshooting of all electrical/electronic systems, such as programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and other drives/controls fixing to support the manufacturing site. You will be responsible for providing 24x5 manufacturing support to resolve production and quality issues that arise on a day-to-day basis by performing effective root cause problem solving to solve process issues associated with equipment and/or machine performance.
We offer a wide range of benefits such as health, life, dental, and vision insurance, plus 401(k) matching, a vacation program, and flexible work arrangements.
Your primary responsibilities and essential functions include:
Assist in development of capital plans to support the divisional drives and controls strategy.
Develop and maintain drive, controls and SCADA system standard methodologies through collaboration with other process technology teams.
Perform a wide variety of functions such as installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment for generating, distributing, and utilizing electrical energy. Uses instruments to test circuits and replaces or installs new power, light, electronic and control circuits.
Provide project management for control related capital upgrades including scope and cost development, capital fund requests, installation oversight and cost/schedule management.
Solve electrical malfunctions, inspects circuits and wiring for shielding and grounding, and tests electrical equipment for safety and efficiency.
Repair sophisticated electrical equipment, including motors, switches, switchboards, electrical mechanisms, automated machines, controls, panels, relays, circuit breakers, communication systems and alarms.
Work from schematics, drawings, layouts, or other specifications to locate and diagnose trouble in the electrical system or equipment.
Build and update electrical schematics and drawings.
Drive standardization of drive and controls systems and SCADA systems throughout the division; assess gaps against best practices and develop plans to close gaps.
Get along with the Maintenance and Engineering teams to ensure equipment reliability.
Identify safety issues, support safety initiatives, and recommend and implement effective solutions.
Provides support for technology upgrade projects to improve product quality and manufacturing efficiency.
Conduct training of employees for accurate machine adjustments and operations
HS diploma or equivalent requirement, with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferred
5+ years of validated experience in controls or electrical engineering function in a manufacturing environment
Expertise in automation, drive and control systems
PLCs: Allen Bradley ControlLogix (required), PLC5 (required) and Siemens S7, Mitsubishi (preferred)
Drives: Parker Eurotherm, AB Powerflex, Siemens S120, Emerson
HMI software; Factory Talk Studio, RSView 32, Wonderware Intouch.
Data collection systems including Wonderware Historian
Knowledge of Safety PLC and associated hardware
Knowledgeable with National Electric Code
Ability to execute multiple projects with minimal direction
Excellent verbal and written communication skills among all levels of the organization
Hands-on ability to work through symptoms and get to root cause
Experience in troubleshooting equipment and process issues
Ability to understand and troubleshoot PLC ladder logic and make system edits as needed
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled