Senior Controls and Automation Projects Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

What’s the job?

The Senior Automation Projects Engineer will assist with the development and implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects, production, processing methods and controls in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Insulation’s Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives.

Through the application of engineering fundamentals and advances process control tools, this position will ensure that processes are centered, capable and in control; reduce process variations; and resolve special causes variation. This position will also provide leadership in the implementation and support of plant automation, electrical and database systems.

Provide electrical and electronic technical support to all production and maintenance operations throughout the plant. This position includes the design, budgeting, scheduling, and management of capital projects as well as providing daily technical and troubleshooting support to the manufacturing operation of the facility.

50% Project Management

  • Perform all aspects of project management and design engineering for capital and expense projects.
  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing, and implementing automation-related projects and initiatives.
  • Designing or developing new process control systems and revising/maintaining existing processes, developing and implementing WCM projects, and managing and guiding contractors, consultants, and suppliers.
  • Manage automation-related projects and provide status reports to plant management. Develop and maintain PLC/HMI systems from the plant floor to management and financial levels.
  • Research, design, and evaluate electrical and automation equipment, processes, and systems. Develop CAD drawings, BOM’s and schematics.
  • Obtain cost estimates and contractor bids for electrical and automation projects and improvements.

50% Support Plant Production

  • Provides technical support, troubleshooting, and enhancement of automation-related systems (PLC/HMI/VFD/Instrumentation/Data and Voice Networks/plant electrical distribution systems) and implements required updates to avoid technical obsolescence.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of equipment to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operations and implement improvements.
  • Assist with troubleshooting efforts with the plant Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, and electrical maintenance department.
  • Performs root-cause failure analysis as well as implements sustainable maintenance improvements.
  • Assist in the development or standard operating procedures and work instructions regarding new/improved equipment or processes.
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

Required Qualifications

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or similar discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Ten to twenty (10-20+) years of applied professional experience in Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) / PLC, automation, industrial protocols/networking (switching & routing), and databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving capabilities to work effectively in corporate, manufacturing, and team environments.
  • Thorough knowledge of AC/DC drive systems, Power distribution systems including switch gear components, Servo Motor Equipment and programming, Ethernet Networking systems, HMI and PLC Programming / Troubleshooting, Electrical and Electronic systems integration, Electro-Mechanical design and troubleshooting.
  • Thorough knowledge of Capital and Maintenance project management.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical, including P&ID, IO schematics, one-line diagrams, 3-line schematics, and other related knowledge.

Additional Description

Certain states require pay information be provided in job postings. The national pay range for this position is $66,900 to $103,500 per year, however, the base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus. The targeted bonus amount is 13% of base salary based on company and individual performance measures. The total target cash range (base pay and annual bonus) for this position, is $110,600 to $171,500.

Saint-Gobain aims to deliver a comprehensive Total Rewards package to support our employees’ well-being and help improve daily life for themselves and their families. Employees have the flexibility to choose the benefits that best needs their individual needs. 

Health and Wellbeing – Supporting your wellbeing, to thrive in life and work.

  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare Saving Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • LiveWell Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Parental Leave

Retirement and Protection - Helping to make the future life you want a reality.

  • 401(k) with Company Match, Retirement Accumulation Plan (RAP) Cash Balance Pension Plan
  • Company-provided Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary employee and dependent life insurance, Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

Additional Benefits – Helping shape the experience and impact you want

  • Commuter Benefits
  • Group Legal
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance and Discounts
  • Back-up Child & Elder Care
  • PerkSpot Employee Discount Program

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall, and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com 


Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Senior Controls and Automation Projects Engineer

Location: Chowchilla, California

Posting Date: 02/07/2024

Job Code: USA07327

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