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Electrical Controls Engineer at Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Smithfield, Utah

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Operations Engineering

Job Description:

In this role, you will provide productivity, quality, and capacity improvements within an automated dairy manufacturing environment through execution of capital projects, control systems optimization, and assisting maintenance in issue resolution.   Additionally, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that engineering and safety standards followed, evaluating and applying new and emerging technologies, and leveraging an external view to obtain superior business results.  

What you’ll do:

  • Execute Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls (EIC) projects against commitments (cost, schedule, and performance) while adhering to Schreiber’s Enterprise Project Management (EPM) principles.

  • Manage and oversee performance of electrical and engineering contractors.

  • Improve production efficiency and uptime through identification and implementation of controls optimization opportunities. 

  • Proactively monitor and maintain plant control systems including: network health, controller functionality, and obsolesce management.

  • Establish and maintain electrical, automation, and controls related standards.

  • Coach and train plant maintenance team members on electrical automation topics.

  • Together with other members of the plant leadership team, ensure compliance with Technical Standards, Food and Human Safety Requirements, Food Quality plans, and customer requirements at all times.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • Relevant industrial co-op/intern or other experience.  

  • Fundamental knowledge and familiarity of NEC, NFPA70E, and electrical theory.

  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving electrical and control systems issues.

  • Proficiency with reading and understanding electrical drawings.

  • Proficiency and aptitude with computer and automation programming

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to discuss technical issues in a business environment

  • Experience in creating flow charts, construction drawings, or other graphical methods to communicate intent to internal and external audiences.

  • The ability to be effective working in a cross-functional team environment

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally work non-typical hours (e.g. nights, weekends) in support of plant projects, and outages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Although we will consider entry level candidates and above, our preference is 7+ years of experience with electrical control system programming, electrical system design, power distribution, project management, and equipment installations. 

  • Programming experience with Rockwell Logix 5000 PLCs, motion control, Panelview HMIs, and GE Ifix.

  • Experience with food and beverage (specifically dairy) processing and packaging applications

  • Expertise across multiple technologies and ability to effectively provide project work direction to a broad range of team members.


  • Initial compensation, project size, and responsibilities will be based on relevant work experience.

Qualifying positions offer:

  • A 401(k) plan that includes up to an 8 percent Schreiber match and has been recognized as Best-in-Class for companies with 5,000-plus employees.

  • A unique Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • An opportunity to share in the company’s success through our pay-for-performance incentive plan.   

  • Competitive medical, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits without a waiting period, including second-opinion medical consultation with specialists

  • Wellness resources, including a fitness reimbursement program and access to an interactive personalized online wellness program

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Relocation assistance

  • Professional growth and development opportunities through training and our Education Assistance Program

Exciting opportunities. New challenges every day. A chance to make a difference -- and work with great people. That's life at Schreiber Foods.


Take the next step in your career by applying your knowledge and skills at Schreiber... where you'll experience more opportunities, more rewards, more teamwork and be an essential ingredient in the company’s success.


To learn more about Schreiber Foods, please visit our website at

An Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.