Instrumentation Engineer

MAC Incorporated

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Instrumentation Engineer Victorville, California
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Job Description: Instrumentation Engineer

Position Summary:

This position will provide plant engineering support in the design, assembly, integration, testing, troubleshooting and commissioning of PLC-based control systems.


Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within area of responsibility. Support all plant safety policies and procedures.

Assist with the design and modification of new and existing process control and instrumentation systems.

Manage capital projects relating to automation and controls infrastructure, etc. Complete projects as assigned within defined scope, allocated costs, time commitments and expected outcome.

Provide plant leadership for manufacturing and distribution in all technical and administrative aspects related to PLC's, microprocessors. etc.

Continually improve packaging equipment controls logic for better efficiency and reduced waste.

Assist in the identification and development of project justification and business recommendations for engineering proposals including providing input for capital planning process.

Lead cross-functional teams, addressing technical challenges to achieve critical objectives.

Understand business needs, risks and organizational dynamics as well as their implications based on developing alternate plans and choices.

Understand processing automation for troubleshooting and improving cycle time throughput.

Identify and support cost reduction and efficiency improvement initiatives.

Develop and coordinate all technical training requirements for operations and maintenance personnel as related to instrumentation and controls.

Promote active leadership in the implementation of plant-wide lean manufacturing efforts and TPS, integrating lean manufacturing disciplines in the engineering department.

Assist with quality software system for customized reports and data analysis.

Support and recommend continuous improvements initiatives utilizing lean manufacturing tools and techniques.

Promote fair and consistent adherence to all local and corporate policies and procedures.

Ensure all quality and food safety practices are followed at all times.

Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

What you’ll need:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.

5-7 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-based control systems

Proven knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL) standards, Allen Bradley Controls, AC and motor controls, and process sensors of all types

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

Ability to interpret, red-line and prepare detailed control and instrumentation schematics, ladder logic diagrams, wiring schematics and PID's/PFD' s.

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, 5S, TPS, etc.

Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, MS Project, CMMS and SAP). Working knowledge of SAP Maintenance Module and AutoCAD a plus.

Ability to methodically collect and analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.

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

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