Controls Engineer

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Build your career at ConAgra Foods.  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.

Job Summary


  • Manage Capital projects from concept to full implementation.
  • Perform design and engineering functions in accordance with accepted practices and company standards.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and validate control systems to ensure reliability in operating environments.
  • Provide every day support to the manufacturing plant: continuous improvement programs, production departments, maintenance personnel, etc.





  • Develop PLC/HMI logic designs (Rockwell Control logics and Compact logics)
  • Lead capital projects and provide controls & electrical technical work stream leadership. 
  • Support capital projects such as new product and packaging material testing/start-ups, site improvements, etc. 
  • Collaborate with Project Engineering to ensure system functionality & achieve vertical start-ups with long term sustainable performance.
  • Conduct electrical and controls capacity and obsolescence studies, track and enhance system reliability and identify/implement productivity improvements including new technologies.
  • Develop/maintain strategic technical improvement plans for electrical and controls systems.
  • Lead and maintain the strategy and implementation for plant layout, specification of components for control panels, and overall controls design for processing, packaging, facilities, and utilities control architecture
  • Role Model troubleshooting through the use of continuous improvement techniques.
  • Develop and deliver technical training for various levels of the organization and serve as a resource in cross-functional “Area” teams.
  • Own the site power system, become the initial site Electrical System Owner and train technicians to assume future ownership of this role.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Strong PLC/HMI software programming experience.
  • Controls hardware design and configuration experience.
  • Working knowledge and experience with electrical codes and safety standards.
  • Proven trouble shooting skills are necessary.

To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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