• Process Controls Engineer

    Job Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Kao USA
    Cincinnati (Spring Grove Avenue)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Primary responsibilities of the Process Controls Engineer:

    • Provide production support by troubleshooting mechanical and control system problems utilizing the control system software to diagnose root causes.
    • Responsible for execution of process control system design for new capital project equipment as well as optimizing existing equipment.


    • Provide production support by troubleshooting multi-level software applications, Ethernet and industrial communication networks, personal computers, servers, and server/client software applications.
    • Design, develop, document, start up, debug, and commissioning of process, packaging and controls capital and expense projects.
    • Assist with development and testing of Operational Qualification (OQ) documents that will test the functionality of process designs and document the results. Develop Functional Description of Operation (FDO) documents that are used as the basis for software development by project.
    • Develop software for batching, continuous, and clean-in-place processes utilizing PLC’s, HMI’s, server/client application software and Data Collection to support new and existing equipment. Develop control system hardware standards for control system designs.
    • Analyze manufacturing process systems and develop project justifications to meet dynamic business conditions. Increase efficiencies, equipment utilization, and total cost reduction by optimizing existing process manufacturing systems.
    • Will have indirect managerial responsibility in the management of cross-functional project teams in a matrix environment. As such, the engineer will be responsible for leading others to achieve the directives of the team.
    • On-call support will be required on the shifts and weekends. This support is rotated among the team.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • 3+ years of experience in Manufacturing and/Project Management preferred
    • Strong technical aptitude of Controls systems (Rockwell ControLogix)
    • Technical depth of control systems software and hardware
    • Solve multi-variable software issues that occur at the sub-second level that can impact production quality, safety, and efficiencies
    • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently. Possess strong follow-up & reliability
    • Strong presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a non-technical audience. Ability to communicate effectively across and up the organization
    • Critical decision making, time management, and Strategic thinking
    • No travel required however some on-call support rotated among the team


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