Right Resource Management Group is assisting one of our clients in the food service industry with sourcing qualified candidates for a Controls Engineer. This is an immediate opening.

Job Title: Controls Engineer

Location: Memphis, TN

Industry: Food Manufacturing


Candidate should be highly experienced development of electrical/electronic specifications along with required HMI/PLC programming for new and existing equipment upgrades. Candidate should have a high electro-mechanical aptitude with desire and ability to work effectively as a team member in Engineering with a strong supporting role to the Maintenance Team. Candidate will be well versed in troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment. Emphasis will be placed on HMI/PLC program development, interfacing between machine and business systems such as Mii and SAP for data collection, electrical/mechanical troubleshooting, plant wiring, HMI/PLC troubleshooting, robot maintenance and programming, electronic component troubleshooting and repair, installation of components, reading and creating electrical wiring diagrams, teaching and mentoring Maintenance Associates and all phases of plant equipment troubleshooting.


1. Apply engineering principles to analyze and plan for the requirements of assigned food processing and/or packaging projects and cost studies to achieve targeted objectives.

2. Prepare electrical engineering specifications for projects designated by the current Capital Plan to include development of HMI/PLC programs to support capital projects

3. Prepare project approval documentation for new products and systems, maintain required project documentation and monitor and control costs within assigned projects.

4. Lead assigned projects through concept, design, installation, commissioning and qualification to meet specified scope and identified project objectives.

5. Obtain and adopt all relevant requirements including environmental regulations, sanitary design, Good Manufacturing Practices, safety, code requirements and OSHA regulations on all work assignments.

6. Specify, obtain bids, select and purchase required equipment, parts and contract installation services for assigned projects to meet installation schedules and requirements.

7. Supervise work conducted by plant labor, contractors, and service personnel to assure efficient coordination and completion of assigned projects as scheduled.

8. Provide troubleshooting, problem analysis and technical support to all manufacturing and packaging facilities as required.

9. Administer the implementation of maintenance and operator training for all new equipment and systems installed on assigned projects.

10. Keep abreast of new technological developments through professional study and journals and initiate uses within the company.

11. Manage multiple projects of varying complexity and varying priorities simultaneously.



(A) Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering

(B) Prior Work Experience

Minimum 10 years of hands on HMI/PLC program development. 5 years of project management experience in the design and installation of food processing and packaging systems.

(B) Requirements/Competencies

– Familiarity with principles of processing, packaging, building and utilities technologies.

– Solid interpersonal skills and team orientation

– Strong technical and problem solving skills

– Exceptional oral and written communication skills

– Leadership skills – a comfort level with change and the ability to lead change is essential and critical to this position.

– Strong project management skills and ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously.

– Ability to perform all responsibilities with limited supervision.

– Suggest innovative and creative new and improved methods.

– Willingness to travel as required (typically 10%, but can vary according to project assignments).

– Familiar with basics of finance, product cost accounting and statistical process control.

– Expert background with HMI/PLC programming along with process control components and technologies.

– Proficient in AutoCAD, Excel and Word.

– Advanced knowledge of Rockwell, Wonderware, Siemens and LAN Systems