15 days old

Process Control & Automation Manager

Kelly Services
Naperville, IL 60540
**Process Control & Automation Manager** Dry/Wet Blending background

Kelly Engineering Resources is searching for a **Controls Engineering Manager** on behalf of our client, a manufacturer of bulk process equipment located in the **Western Suburbs of Chicago.** Our client develops **customized automated technologies & equipment** for applications at the agricultural level such as seed/fertilizer spreading, grain processing (milling, blending, feed distribution), and biofuel production. Our customer grew through acquisition and are in the midst of role consolidations and process standardization. They have brand new office space in the Western Suburbs and are building out their leadership team for Process Controls & Automation. You will be required to work in office with your team and their will be travel to of approximately 1 week per month for the first 6 months (meet & mentor your team) which will gradually diminish to 30% domestic travel, with occasional international travel.

**As you report to the Global Director of Product Management, your 2 main focuses are:**

1. Be a skilled technical leader with the capability of leading up to 13 (currently 7) engineers and technicians in the development & design of automated systems from concept through manufacturing across multiple locations (Marshall & Naperville, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Kansas, and Toronto.

2. Standardize controls, automation, & user interfaces across multiple products, across the entire organization; determine which systems would be most appropriate to use as you standardized the controls platform offering. (Currently looking at Siemens versus Schneider versus the rest)

**Benefits:** full insurance package including medical, dental, PTO, bonus, relocation and more

**Essential Responsibilities**

+ Lead the daily efforts of a team of controls engineers, developers and technicians that produce customized controls solutions for customer projects

+ Driving concurrent turnkey equipment automation through both internal factory resources and third-party integrators.

+ Execute all new product development for process controls and automation

+ Empathic leadership in the direction and development of the process automation and controls engineering teams at multiple facility locations

+ Lead direct team members while collaborating with and influencing matrixed team members

+ Strongly collaborate with code development teams integrating physical controls hardware with application software

+ Partner with global teams in product management, marketing, sales, and technical experts in support of the technical requirements for the process automation product roadmap strategy development

+ Partner with technical resources at multiple locations and product families to develop the best-in-class automation systems to support our processing equipment in meeting market/customer requirements

+ Refine designs and offerings to transition from a one off custom process to a standardized Configure to Order (CTO) offering while developing and maintaining an Engineered to Order (ETO) process for strategic accounts

+ Support application engineering process automation quotation process (currently ad-hoc) while developing and transitioning to a CTO program

+ Assure the overall output quality and efficiency of teams, continuously improving the process infrastructure, and growing internal talent

+ Maintain UL508 listing compliance while following established engineering standards and product integrity.

+ Review after market support and service requirements to develop a support structure strategy for North America in the short- term and globally long-term.

+ Continuous improvement mindset and leadership centered around quality, manufacturing efficiency, and cost reduction.

+ Other duties as assigned


+ Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and significant controls automation experience

+ Minimum experience of 5+ years of hands on plant process automation/control engineering experience with at least 2 years in a formal managerial/supervisory role.

+ Experience with industrial process (blending/batch mixing) automation controls (examples: oil & gas, food & beverage, water/wastewater, chemical, required

+ Agricultural (Feed, Fertilizer, Grains a plus)

+ Strong aptitude and understanding of controls/automation systems.

**Technical Knowledge:**

+ Experience with 3-phase power distribution design and implementation

+ Control panel design and architecture

+ UL 508 Panel Building Standards

+ IEC / CE -European Control Panel Standards is a positive

+ Capability to design process automation & control systems including experience / understanding of:

+ Pneumatic Solenoid Valves

+ Pumping systems with VFD controls

+ Motor controls for material handling systems

+ Automated weighing systems / load cells

+ Advanced PLC/HMI development capability

+ Distributed Control / Field Bus

+ RS232 and RS485 Communication Protocols

+ Experience with data collection software and methods

+ MS Office platform proficient including Visio & Project

+ Proficiency in electrical schematic / control panel development and CAD systems

**Leadership & Interpersonal Style:**

+ Must have outstanding leadership and people management skills, must be able to recognize the abilities and contributions of non-degreed staff.

+ Outstanding leadership and interpersonal team leadership capability

+ Organizational Agility: Ability to collaborate both vertically and horizontally in the organization

+ Capability to assess departmental resource needs and present strategy / justification

+ Adept at working with mechanical engineering teams to translate from system requirements to automation requirements

+ Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage time well

+ Self-directed and results-oriented in leading team to company objectives

**\#TJP2021_SPEC #P1**

**Why Kelly** **** **Engineering?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, were here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-19 Expires: 2022-10-20

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