Sr. Controls and Automation Manager in Sheboygan Falls WI

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Johnsonville, LLC
Sr. Controls and Automation Manager
Job ID: 
Sheboygan Falls WI
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Job Types:
EE/Instr./Ctrls. Engr., Manufacturing/Mechanical Engr., Process Engineer

The cutting edge equipment we use in our manufacturing processes is among the most advanced in the industry. Naturally, as a member of Johnsonville s engineering team, you ll be critical to the company s success. You must enjoy the challenge of ensuring that our equipment is always performing at its peak, and identifying new technologies to implement in our processes. Is this working as well as it possibly can? and How can we make it better? are the two questions you ll ask yourself each day

Johnsonville, LLC


Sr. Controls and Automation Manager

Position Overview:

Johnsonville, LLC, a strong, high growth company, has an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual to join us as a Senior AC&I Engineering Coordinator. You will lead the Automation, Controls, and Integration team to discover and integrate the latest technologies. The Sr. AC&I Engineering Coordinator will partner with our Engineering, Maintenance and Operations Teams to focus on projects and initiatives in the areas of electrical, PLCs, and robotics within our operations. You will have the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge technology which will help us get closer to our goal of Best Company in the World.


  • Develop and integrate electrical control systems for machines and manufacturing processes as well as large scale communication network architecture design
  • Develop our organizational technical competencies surrounding automation, programming, and controls systems
  • Work on project development including concept, design, layout, cost estimating, and cost justification; research and selection of the best equipment and project submittals with timelines and contingencies
  • Manage projects which include periodic updates to all stakeholders, project commissioning, project closing and assuring the proper disposition of all capital assets at the end of each project
  • Coordinate the identification, design, and development of the Johnsonville 5-year capital project portfolio through the Johnsonville Project Management Office
  • Lead projects in support of efforts to constantly improve safety, product quality, reliability, continuous improvement, and customer service; creating breakthrough ideas that will move the Company s productivity pipeline items from concept into reality
  • Work with vendors, contractors, governmental regulatory agencies (USDA, OSHA, DNR, EPA, etc.) to the extent needed to complete the various projects


  • Bachelor s of Science degree in an engineering related field is required; a Master s Degree in either Engineering or Business is preferred


  • 5-7 years of demonstrated successful performance in managing projects in a food or beverage processing facility; experience in a USDA regulated facility is a plus
  • A minimum of 10 years of coaching experience; established track record of team building and development
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and installation of packaging, material handling and process operations
  • Ability to develop long-term capital portfolio in the areas of productivity, ROI and Essential Capital
  • Knowledge and ability to synthesize new and emerging technologies into manageable and practical applications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects in a team-based environment and operational setting
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (oral, written, and listening)
  • Working knowledge of utility systems (ammonia, steam, air, etc.)
  • Experience in the creation and writing of engineering specifications
  • The ability to effectively use Excel, Word, MS Project (or equivalent project management software) and AutoCAD

Hardware Qualifications:

Experience in any combination of the following is required.

  • PLC: Micrologix (1000, 1100, 1200, 1500), ControlLogix, CompactLogix
  • Robotic: ABB, FANUC, Staubli
  • Servo: Ultra 3000, Kinetix 350, 5500, 6000
  • AC Drives: Allen Bradley (PowerFlex 4, PowerFlex 70, PowerFlex 525, PowerFlex 527)
  • HMI: Allen Bradley Panelview Plus, PC based Industrial Computers
  • Network: EtherNet IP, Cisco, Stratix

Software Qualifications:

Experience in any combination of the following is required.

  • SCADA: Ignition by Inductive Automation
  • Rockwell: Studio 5000, RSLogix (500, 5000), FactoryTalk View (ME, SE, ViewPoint), FactoryTalk Asset Centre, VantagePoint, FactoryTalk Historian (ME, SE)
  • Robotic: ABB s Robotic Studio, Staubli s VAL, FANUC s Karel
  • Windows 10, Windows Office Suite

Date:April 25, 2022

Location: Tech Center, Sheboygan Falls, WI

(Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee and one hour south of Green Bay)

Coach: Director of Engineering

(We don t have bosses at Johnsonville We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your


Member Status: Full Time, Salaried

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges

like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)

Referral Bonus:Refer a new member and you re BOTH eligible for a $1,000 referral reward

(paid out in increments over the new hire s first 6 months of service)!

About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 2,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

How to Apply:

External candidates: Apply on-line only at:

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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