Newell Brands Manufacturing Controls Engineer - Yankee Candle in Whately, Massachusetts

Position Title: Manufacturing Controls Engineer

Location: Whately, MA

Reports to: Technical Service Manager

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Control Engineer is responsible for researching, planning, developing and designing electrical controls and electromechanical systems for manufacturing processes. Aids in the improvements of manufacturing processes through enhanced control systems, electrical and/or mechanical improvements or process improvements. Coordinates the activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of these systems. Assists in electrical and process troubleshooting and repair, while supporting the needs of the Manufacturing Department to drive continuous improvement plans by using experience and related knowledge.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in electrical and process troubleshooting and repair, while supporting the needs of the Manufacturing Department to drive continuous improvement plans by using experience and related knowledge.

  • Aids in the improvements of manufacturing processes through enhanced control systems, electrical and/or mechanical improvements or process improvements. Ability to operate a personal computer and to move throughout the facilities and in/around machinery to perform inspections, adjustments, etc.

  • Researches, plans, develops and designs electrical controls and electromechanical systems for manufacturing processes.

  • Visual acuity to written material, computer screen data, prints and plans. Written documentation and verbal communication of engineering revisions and additions, maintenance of schematics, etc.

  • Coordinates the activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of these systems

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.

  • 3-5 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong background/understanding of programming, support, troubleshooting, and diagnostics for industrial programmable logic controllers.

  • Involvement in the design and specification of new processes, products, packaging, and machinery.

  • Strong aptitude in electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.

  • Ability to lead continuous improvement cross-functional teams/projects.

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing process flows and proven ability to identify and correct bottlenecks/constraints in a highly automated and fast paced manufacturing environment.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and previous experience in continuous and batch manufacturing processes along with knowledge of Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC Programming structure a plus.

  • Duties require effective verbal and written communications skills.

  • Visual acuity to written material, computer screen data, prints and plans.

  • Physical ability to operate a personal computer and to move throughout the facilities and in/around machinery to perform inspections, etc.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply