Corporate Controls Engineer


The Krusteaz Company is looking for a Corporate Controls Engineer! This position will be responsible for ownership of the control systems in all The Krusteaz Company plants and will coordinate the power and control engineering functions across all Krusteaz manufacturing operations. They will also develop and maintain programs to improve our electrical and control systems and build capability in our maintenance and operating personnel. Strong project management will also be a requirement to ensure projects are executed in alignment with the Krusteaz capital project management process. Must reside at Corporate, Effingham, Hopkinsville or Manhattan Plant. This role is not fully remote.

Essential Functions: Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Ensures safety is a top priority - in all Power and Control Engineering initiatives.
  • Ensures product safety, performance against product design, sanitary design, and TPM principles are built into all relevant capital projects.
  • Provides on-site support for specific engineering and maintenance related topics and ensures that power and control infrastructure needs are identified, planned, and budgeted for in harmony with major initiatives and projects as needed.
  • Monitors the power and control health of each facility and associated infrastructure equipment.
  • Assists in the coaching and development of the plant technical organizations. Builds skills over time through solid training and development programs, and project assignments.
  • Responsible to seek out and justify breakthrough technology.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with external companies that can supplement existing Krusteaz resources provide engineering solutions, resources and equipment as needed.
  • Analyze, design, and create original (or modify existing) PLC and other applicable programs to meet project requirements.
  • Manage all sites Rockwell software activations (licenses) and assist with software purchases and support contracts.
  • Maintain and develop software in a variety of platforms.
  • Work with corporate and plant resources to help reduce losses while ensuring compliance with safety, regulatory, and The Krusteaz Company SOP's.

Position Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals qualified with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Create and implement a power and control engineering vision in alignment with company goals and expectations.
  • Systemic problem solver, implementing solutions to solve root cause problems.
  • Develops skill, confidence, and mastery in individuals utilizing engineering/TPM tool sets.
  • Demonstrated experience in controls and electrical systems management.
  • Sound project management skills.
  • Desire to learn new technologies and ability to build a business case for utilization.
  • Computer and control systems hardware understanding and troubleshooting (Rockwell platforms are a must).
  • Industrial network systems understanding and troubleshooting
  • Software skills - TrakSYS (or similar MES system), Internet research, Word, Excel, Outlook MS Project, AutoCAD, RS Logix 5, 500, 5000, FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Batch.
  • Excellent listener. Empathetic to individuals needs when documenting functional requirements and designing operator interfaces.
  • Conveys information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization.
  • Creative and change-oriented.
  • Outstanding time management / prioritization, and organization.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time and work a flexible work schedule.

Education and/or Experience:
  • 5-10+ years of successful power and control experience.
  • Experience in variety of manufacturing areas (packaging, processing, warehousing) within consumer products. Food background preferred.
  • Associate's degree in a relevant technical discipline; Bachelor's degree preferred. Or equivalent training/experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone along with reaching. Specific vision abilities include close vision requirements due to computer work. Moderate noise, ability to work in a confined area, and ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time are also included. Ability to effectively communicate and work in a dynamic environment.

The policy of The Krusteaz Company, is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

Get to know us:
  • A people-focused company that cares​: We're a 90-year-old company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and a focused eye on the future. As a midsized, privately-held company with a portfolio of beloved food and beverage brands, our people are the most important ingredient in our success.
  • A valued and supported workforce​: We place tremendous value in our employees and provide competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees can create the best life for themselves. Benefits include a top tier health insurance plan with lower than average employee cost share, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and more.
  • An engaged and energized culture​: At The Krusteaz Company, collaboration and ingenuity drive our fierce commitment to creating extraordinary product experiences that people love.
  • A place to grow and make a difference: An entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our company since the beginning, attracting self-starters who are curious and love to learn and to share ideas.

Hybrid Work Model: At The Krusteaz Company, we have in-office "core days" of Tuesdays and Wednesdays where all corporate employees are expected to be onsite. Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays are flexible remote days to allow for work/life balance. You may be asked to come in outside of a core day from time to time, based on business needs. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days provides opportunity for employees to build connections and collaborate together.

Benefits: We are proud to offer generous benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance (starting at $45/month for employee only coverage), 401(K) matching, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, company provided life insurance and disability insurance, flexible spending account and tuition reimbursement.

Salary Information:
  • An employee in this position that is located in Washington State can expect a salary range between $109,570 and $180,783. We typically pay between $123,000 and $157,000. The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including internal equity, experience, education, certification, training, and location. All positions are eligible for additional incentives based on business performance.

We hope you'll take the time to get to know us!