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Controls Engineer

Company: Knauf Insulation North America
Location: Albion
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:


Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer. We are wholly committed to the conservation of the environment while also sustainably developing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of acoustical fiberglass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications, using post-consumer recycled materials.

We welcome passionate and creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment.


  • Identify and develop graphics for the HMI screens on the factory floor
  • Ensures plant automation control system training meets business needs
  • Actively researches latest automation developments as part of plant continuous improvement
  • Liaise with Plant Process to identify and implement control system improvements
  • Set up computer systems for supervisory software for plant process controls
  • Manage factory process control network
  • Program and troubleshoot PLCs, variable speed drives, and instrumentation
  • Substitutes setting up, calibrating, troubleshooting, and repairing factory instrumentation and environmental control systems
  • Collaborate with Engineers and Venders on new equipment installation, new HMI and process systems, process improvements, and service routines
  • Act as a liaison between corporate engineering and plant process controls
  • Work with factory management team to identify and correct equipment-related issues, improve efficiencies, product quality, and safety
  • Responsible for Energy Managements Systems and reporting

    • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering field
    • Knowledge of Rockwell automation equipment, PLC programming and troubleshooting training required
      • Minimum 0-2years' Industrial or Electrical Controls experience
      • Minimum 0 -2 years' of experience with Rockwell Automation Software and Hardware (Allen Bradley)
        Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
        • Knowledge of and ability to program PLCs, VSD, motor controls
        • Knowledge of plant processes in a similar environment
        • Knowledge in specific control disciplines such as APC, DCS and SCADA
        • Ability to develop and read instrumentation diagrams and ladder/relay logic
        • Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems
        • Organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities
        • Ability to motivate, lead and coach others
        • Ability to communicate effectively across various departments
        • Ability to plan and work in a proactive manner
        • Ability to work in a hands-on, industrial manufacturing environment
        • Ability to take work-related calls after hours when necessary
        • Ability to work additional hours at the plant if/when emergencies occur
        • Self-starter

Keywords: Knauf Insulation North America, Lansing , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Albion, Michigan

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