Electrical Controls Specialist

Job Location US-NY-Albany
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Our client is seeking a self-motivated candidate to manage and supervise essential maintenance activities and provide automation controls support to a highly automated and fast-paced distribution facility. The qualified candidate should understand basics of industrial facilities and have strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with a strong background in electrical and industrial controls.  The position will require experience with the latest versions of the Allen-Bradley family of PLC’s, VFD’s and HMI’s/OIT’s to be used in conjunction with a strong understanding of electrical controls systems, mechanical drives, pneumatics, hydraulics, PC’s, Robotics, and Controls networks.


  • Have experience in SLC 500 and Logix 5000 series PLC’s and PanelView ME Studio Programming to Level 4 and 5.
  • Knowledge of Kinetix Servo systems.
  • Sequential Flow Chart Programming knowledge,Logix 5000.
  • Have knowledge of EnetIP Networks and fault-finding diagnosis.
  • Familiarity with Rockwell SE, and Historian.
  • Understanding of computer operating systems such as Windows 10, Server 2019 and Thin Clients etc.
  • Review key plant metrics/KPIs and equipment data to identify potential areas for continuous improvement then lead a team to develop an engineered solution
  • Provide electrical troubleshooting and industrial controls support to the maintenance department.
  • Provide support for the manufacturing Controls networks with an understanding of IP addressing, machine network switches and Vlan topology and as a liaison between plant personnel, corporate engineering and IT when needed.
  • Manage Rockwell Automation and other software/hardware and programs on department computers as well as ensuring all control devices are up to date with firmware and software revisions knowledge of Asset Center.
  • Maintain a library for all control device back-ups and updates
  • Work closely with operations management to provide effective controls support
  • Lead PdM (Predictive Maintenance) initiatives through conducting and training Maintenance personnel on
  • Thermography, Ultrasonic Leak Detection and Vibration Analysis.
  • Ensure equipment in area is maintained, guarded and operated in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures
  • Identify potential cost savings and cost avoidance; implement continuous improvement projects to achieve results
  • Participate in budget planning for area and department
  • Visit equipment suppliers as needed to inspect new equipment ensuring compliance with BBU corporate electrical specifications.
  • Ensure all new and retrofitted equipment has optimized electrical PMs
  • Support other BBU facilities if required, may require some minor travel.
  • Will be responsible for Mentoring, Developing, Training and Validating knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and controls systems with all Mechanics
  • Provide leadership and, or training to one or two other automation technicians.
  • Promote a strong teamwork environment
  • Supports without hesitation General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives and Good Manufacturing
  • Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes & are Priority #1.
  • Work requires the ability to read, write and communicate in English in order to understand and follow work and safety instructions.
  • Capable of moving up and down building stairways in a multi-level plant to reach job assignments and perform the tasks required.
  • Worker will be exposed to all hazards of machinery and equipment in an operational commercial baking environment


  • Electrical Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Three or more years’ experience in the Automation field
  • A combination of education, training, and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • Strong experience with the following software packages: Rockwell Controls Software, AutoCAD (Preferred) and Microsoft Office
  • Strong overall electrical knowledge and experience with electrical and industrial control systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and effective team building skills a must
  • Experience in a food processing plant is a plus


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