Control Specialist

Job Location US-AL-Opelika
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is looking for experienced individuals for a Direct-Hire Controls Specialist role with a large, industry leading, manufacturer! The Control Specialist position will be to help the division with PLC controls networking issues or questions. It is the expectation that self-motivated individuals will advance into progressively skilled positions.


What you will do:

  •  Understand efficient and profitable process-control operation for manufacturing operations
  • Lead process-control projects with supervising mill personnel and outside contractors during installation of process-control equipment
  • Monitor new process-control systems to maximize productivity, safety, and profitability
  • Manage mill maintenance and production during servicing of process-control equipment
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications
  • Plan for replacement and upgrading of process-control equipment
  • Make recommendations for new and better process-control systems in mills
  • Develop recommendations to improve safety through upgrading targeted equipment
  • Develop process improvements at mill for efficiency, cost reduction, and overall production increase at the manufacturing operations through the optimization and upgrading of production process-controls systems
  • Locate and diagnose trouble in electrical system or equipment
  • Monitor the maintenance of installed process-control equipment to increase reliability and performance
  • Understand and maintain pneumatic controls
  • Manage process-controls training to key operations personnel
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.




  • Engineering degree
  • Previous industrial experience
  • Familiar with Allen Bradley products: Allen Bradley Control Logix PLC and associated software, VFDs, RSView/Panelview software
  • Experience with PLC 5 and Control Logix PLC platforms
  • Experience with Mitsubishi VFDs, Wonderware HMI software
  • Familiarity with Porter Optimization and Controls System, USNR Optimization and Controls Systems, and Comact Optimization and Controls System
  • Familiarity with NFPA 70E Codes and National Electric Codes
  • Experience with communication network protocols: ethernet, devicenet, controlnet
  • Proficient in computer and Microsoft Office software packages
  • Experience working with high and low voltage
  • Demonstrated management skills
  • Ability to manage large and small projects
  • Understanding of and experience with electrical schematics

What will make you stand out:

  • Must be willing to perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends
  • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred





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