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Saint-Gobain Automation Controls Engineer - Manufacturing Maintenance in KANSAS CITY, Kansas

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home (http://bit.ly/purpose-sgna) .


What’s the job?

Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, the Automation Controls Engineer - Maintenance will assist with the development and implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects, production, processing methods and controls in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Insulation’s Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives.

Through the application of engineering fundamentals and advances process control tools, this position will ensure that processes are centered, capable and in control; reduce process variations; and resolve special causes variation. This position will also provide leadership in the implementation and support of plant automation, electrical and database systems.

The Automation Controls Engineer - Maintenance may at times be scheduled to work off-hours as requirements dictate and occasionally be required to travel for training and visiting with vendors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing or developing new process control systems and revising / maintaining of existing processes; developing and implementing WCM projects; managing and guiding contractors, consultants, and suppliers; identifying new opportunities and solutions with cost / benefit analysis and making recommendations to improve efficiencies.

  • Provide input into planning and scheduling of projects and preparing capital expenditures.

  • Interact with managers and supervisors at plant to secure appropriate resources to plan and implement controls projects.

  • Interact with consultants and suppliers to determine the compatibility of other systems and products as they may apply to WCM and Controls. Participates in Focus Improvement teams to resolve critical process and production problems with customers and vendors.

  • Develop and maintains PLC/HMI systems from the plant floor to management and financial levels.

  • Provide technical support and enhancement of automation related systems (PLC / HMI / VFD / Instrumentation / Data and Voice Networks / plant electrical distribution systems) and implement required updates to avoid technical obsolescence.

  • Ensure CertainTeed Insulation’s standards of safety, quality and reliability are built into power distribution and control systems.



What do you bring?

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (or similar discipline) from an accredited university or institution.

  • Minimum of 1-5 years applied professional experience in Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) PLC in a manufacturing facility.

  • Solid understanding of integrated automation and information systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to plan, evaluate, organizing, and implement automation related projects and initiatives.

  • Ability to work off-hours as requirements dictate and occasionally be required to travel for training and visiting with vendors (Travel is estimated at less than 10%).

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed , headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com .

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options (https://bit.ly/2RZtfYI) includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental

  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program

  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career

  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace

  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle