Controls Engineer

    • Nestle USA
  • Fairburn, GA
  • Posted 45 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
USD 460,000.00 per year
Full Time


Control engineering
Market share
Continuous improvement
Project management
Electronic troubleshooting
IBM Rational DOORS
Software development
Electrical engineering
Programmable logic controller

Job Details

We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Since the doors opened in 1972, our Atlanta factory has grown dramatically into a sustainable state-of-the-art facility. Home to one of our largest solar projects yet, the 450-kilowatt photovoltaic system of nearly 1,900 panels that powers the facility produces enough energy annually to power nearly 52 average-sized homes, or approximately 5,000 lights bulbs for an entire year. With sustainability and safety always top of mind, our Atlanta factory proudly and passionately produces 460,000 tons a year of our dry pet food brands, including Alpo , Beneful , Cat Chow , Dog Chow , Friskies , Purina ONE and Pro Plan . This plant location is just along the southern crescent of Metro Atlanta-an area that nearly 6 million residents and many of our associates call home. Atlanta is considered the major commercial and financial center of the Southeast and the growth of businesses and population continues to build the city's strong logistics, entertainment and film, and health services industries.

As the Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for providing controls engineering leadership and support to the manufacturing teams, Engineering team members, and Maintenance team members, to provide continuous improvement efforts on automated manufacturing processes and equipment.

  • Provide leadership and project management, defining control strategies, directing programming resources, and coordinating electrical resources for capital projects.
  • Provide consultation services as the factory subject matter expert on all controls and power applications.
  • Develop personal experience to approach problems through a series of complete and conceptually related studies to deal with difficult problems which require unique or novel approaches.
  • Continually seek out and apply methods, procedures, practices and technology to improve performance level and efficiency of assigned tasks.
  • Provide technical and process support as required. Coach, train, mentor and provide leadership to technicians for troubleshooting procedures and resolution to technical problems.
  • Provide after-hours on call support on rotating monthly schedule, generally one week per month.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 3+ years' experience with PLC logic, control systems design, programming, integration, and electrical troubleshooting in a manufacturing, industrial, military or related environment

  • Associate's / Technical Degree with 5+ years' experience with PLC logic, control systems design, programming, integration, and electrical troubleshooting in a manufacturing, industrial, military or related environment

The approximate pay range for this position is $94,277 to $118,863. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position. Nestl offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with Company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestl Careers (


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

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