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Senior Automation & Controls Engineer

Senior Automation & Controls Engineer

 

Nestlé’s Research & Development Center is our regional powerhouse driving innovation in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical science. Backed by our global Nestlé R&D organization, we lead breakthrough discoveries that are both good for consumers and the planet. Our team of experts range from product developers to engineers, working across our portfolio of food, beverage, infant nutrition, and health science to create leading-edge products and services. As part of our organization, you will use your entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence to unlock the power of food and provide premium value.   

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

 

Provide professional and technical leadership in the identification, development, and implementation of digital manufacturing tools and solutions (for example: TrendMiner, Braincube, Poka, etc). Drive, facilitate, and support the Digital Transformation efforts in manufacturing with solutions that are seamlessly integrated into the day-to-day operations with the goal of enhancing factory performance and enriching the operator experience. Lead and train operations personnel in the factories and pilot plant on data analysis tools and solutions that facilitate troubleshooting and process improvement. Support pilot plant automation systems.

 

JOB RESPONSILIBILIES:

 

  • Leverage cutting-edge technologies and data-driven insights to optimize production processes, enhance operational efficiency, and accelerate innovation  
  • Lead cross-functional teams and collaborate with key stakeholders, champion the adoption of digital solutions, foster a culture of continuous improvement, and deliver tangible business outcomes  
  • Technology Evaluation and Selection: Stay abreast of emerging technologies and evaluate their suitability for digital manufacturing applications
  • Technical Assistance to the Meals and Drinks factories, Innovation Platform teams, CAPEX projects, process troubleshooting, and other activities as required
  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and establish monitoring systems to track the effectiveness of digital manufacturing initiatives                                
  • Represent Baby Meals & Drinks in the global E&A Network, competence evaluation, and competence development
  • Ensure Intellectual Property protection is considered on all technical advances
  • Support, maintain and enhance pilot plant automation systems to accelerate product and process development.               

                                               

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Knowledge):

 

  • Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related extensive experience
  • Minimum 7 years process, operations, and manufacturing experience.
  • Strong project management skills including planning, execution, risk management, and resource allocation; Proven experience in leading complex projects and programs
  • Knowledge of process controls (both continuous and discrete), PLC, HMI, VFD, system integration required.
  • Strongly prefer knowledge of digital manufacturing technologies, such as networking, MES, IoT, and data analytics.
  • General knowledge of continuous process unit operations, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and the control of these operations helpful.                                              
  • Contract negotiations skills specific to Intellectual Property 
  • Business travel up to 20% based on project needs

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

 

 

 

Nestlé’s Research & Development Center is our regional powerhouse driving innovation in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical science. Backed by our global Nestlé R&D organization, we lead breakthrough discoveries that are both good for consumers and the planet. Our team of experts range from product developers to engineers, working across our portfolio of food, beverage, infant nutrition, and health science to create leading-edge products and services. As part of our organization, you will use your entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence to unlock the power of food and provide premium value.   

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

 

Provide professional and technical leadership in the identification, development, and implementation of digital manufacturing tools and solutions (for example: TrendMiner, Braincube, Poka, etc). Drive, facilitate, and support the Digital Transformation efforts in manufacturing with solutions that are seamlessly integrated into the day-to-day operations with the goal of enhancing factory performance and enriching the operator experience. Lead and train operations personnel in the factories and pilot plant on data analysis tools and solutions that facilitate troubleshooting and process improvement. Support pilot plant automation systems.

 

JOB RESPONSILIBILIES:

 

  • Leverage cutting-edge technologies and data-driven insights to optimize production processes, enhance operational efficiency, and accelerate innovation  
  • Lead cross-functional teams and collaborate with key stakeholders, champion the adoption of digital solutions, foster a culture of continuous improvement, and deliver tangible business outcomes  
  • Technology Evaluation and Selection: Stay abreast of emerging technologies and evaluate their suitability for digital manufacturing applications
  • Technical Assistance to the Meals and Drinks factories, Innovation Platform teams, CAPEX projects, process troubleshooting, and other activities as required
  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and establish monitoring systems to track the effectiveness of digital manufacturing initiatives                                
  • Represent Baby Meals & Drinks in the global E&A Network, competence evaluation, and competence development
  • Ensure Intellectual Property protection is considered on all technical advances
  • Support, maintain and enhance pilot plant automation systems to accelerate product and process development.               

                                               

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Knowledge):

 

  • Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related extensive experience
  • Minimum 7 years process, operations, and manufacturing experience.
  • Strong project management skills including planning, execution, risk management, and resource allocation; Proven experience in leading complex projects and programs
  • Knowledge of process controls (both continuous and discrete), PLC, HMI, VFD, system integration required.
  • Strongly prefer knowledge of digital manufacturing technologies, such as networking, MES, IoT, and data analytics.
  • General knowledge of continuous process unit operations, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and the control of these operations helpful.                                              
  • Contract negotiations skills specific to Intellectual Property 
  • Business travel up to 20% based on project needs

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

 

 

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001

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