Controls Engineer II

ID: REF4526N
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Post Date: 9/30/2020

Job Description

The ideal  candidate provides controls engineering support to assigned product lines.  The key customers are the engineers, Process Centered Owners, manufacturing, purchasing and vendors, Technical Service Team, Field Service, and our end customers.  The deliverables from this role are electrical engineering design, programming for logic controllers and visualization interface, and technical support.

Key Accountabilities:

  • For assigned product lines, maintain a fully documented and accurate electrical design and control program that complies with established Evergreen and industry standards.
  • Maintain a cost balance for the electrical design that achieves the lowest base cost with the highest manufacturing efficiency and lowest warranty. This balance should also account for the highest operational efficiency and lowest maintenance requirement.
  • Produce electrical design/program changes to support sale orders, product improvements, and change requests/non-conformances for assigned product lines.
  • Provide timely, complete, and consistent technical support to internal and external business customers as required in support of assigned product lines.
  • Support the Controls Team to increase output, standardization, and repeatability of designs and programs through developing and continuously improving engineering tools and work processes.
  • Maintain at minimum a 30-day backlog of all assigned non-conformances.

Key Challenges:

The technology supported by this role continues to advance. To meet the requirements of this position, new subjects must be learned and implemented effectively with minimal support and in a timely manner.

This role interacts with many different types of people at different levels, both internal and external to the organization.  To meet the requirements of this position, these interactions must be professional and effective.  Full accountability is placed on the owner of this role to ensure their information is clearly communicated and understood by all.

This role is accountable for assignments of varying priority to multiple stakeholders in a dynamic environment.  To meet the requirements of this position, the individual is accountable for maintaining a work schedule that clearly identifies the priority, workload, and expected completion for assignments as a way of keeping all stakeholders informed.  The individual must be able to evaluate new requests and integrate them into their current work schedule along with existing priorities.  The individual must be able to produce the results outlined on their work schedule to meet the full requirements of the stakeholder.

Scope:This position is expected to complete all phases of the assigned accountabilities to successful conclusion within appropriate scope, time, and cost for standard engineering projects. This position is expected to complete the assigned accountabilities with minimal support from the Controls Manager and peers in the controls team.  Assignments to product lines will typically be newer and mid market level models with occasional sale order specials and product extension assignments.  A solid technical knowledgebase for design and programming is established within this individual, to where they are able to handle most assignments and a standard level of technology with minimal support. This individual should be able to provide a reasonable amount of support and training to lower level staff on most subjects, and be able to coordinate a portion of their work through others.  This individual should also be capable of identifying and producing moderate level standards, engineering tools, and process improvement initiatives with some direction from the Controls Manager.


What you will bring:

  • Degreed Engineer (preferably electrical, will consider mechanical or chemical).
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience related to this position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people
  • Demonstrated ability to learn
  • Experience with Allen Bradley control systems
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Action Oriented
  • Organizing and Priority Setting
  • Analytical and Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results
  • Time Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Functional Technical skills
  • Learning on the fly

The work is very dynamic, non-repetitive, and unpredictable. Must be willing to travel (sometimes on short notice or over weekends) and be comfortable working with service and customers.  Must be able to work effectively and comfortably with all levels of the organization.  Must be willing to occasionally work long hours to ensure on-time project completion, including evenings and weekends.

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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