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Electrical Controls Engineer

Company: Owens Corning
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500--. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe. A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.

The Owens Corning Fort Smith Plant is seeking an Electrical Controls Engineer. This position contributes to the success of the Fort Smith plant by providing controls, network, and automation support for the plant. Automation/ Engineer will also lead automation capital projects for the site, achieving stated results on time and within budget. In addition, this position will be part of and help lead TPM continuous improvement efforts through the Early Management pillar as well as supporting the operations department Autonomous Maintenance teams. The primary accountabilities of this position are ensuring the safe operation of the Fort Smith Plant manufacturing assets.

Reports to: Maintenance and Reliability Leader

Span of Control: External Reliability Resources

  • Provide electrical, controls and automation support to Automation projects, plant process, packaging and utility operations
  • Support Plant Maintenance and Operations teams in system and equipment troubleshooting and in technology transfer
  • Reliability Champion for Motor Circuit Analysis and Thermography PdM programs.
  • Assist Corporate Engineering and Plant engineering with Automation projects
  • Lead Automation capital projects for the facility
  • Provide technical support to all operating and maintenance departments to help trouble shoot and diagnose issues related to PLC and HMI programs.
  • Train maintenance technicians and operators on new technology to allow proper maintenance and trouble shooting
  • Enhance maintenance processes through equipment and systems analysis to identify opportunities for equipment or process modification, equipment replacement, or application of new technology
  • Actively develop and implement cost savings initiatives involving waste minimization, productivity improvements and other process optimization opportunities through an active partnership with the sites maintenance and operation teams
  • Support Break Down Analysis process and create One Point Lessons to support knowledge transfer
  • Develop, implement and monitor automation and control strategies and system architecture for the facility.
  • Review designs by others, and to ensure adherence to strategies and Owens Corning specifications
  • Follow and enforce all safety rules, regulations, procedures, training, and initiatives
  • Support and adhere to Reliability Work Process (RWP).
  • Support and lead Plant TPM Initiatives and Projects
  • Ensure adherence to management of change process.


    • Strong safety awareness, commitment, and safety leadership
    • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent training, knowledge, and experience
    • 3+ years automation and control engineering experience in a plant, corporate engineering or related experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Electrical and Controls Design Engineering experience
    • Project scheduling skills
    • Developer (mentor, coach, guide)
    • General knowledge of control systems and design
    • General knowledge of TPM and maintenance processes
    • Strong knowledge of PLC based controls and HMI applications (Siemens & Allen-Bradley)
    • Knowledge of practical application of OSHA, NFPA, and ANSI standards
    • Leadership (effectively present information/respond to customers)
    • Values (integrity, accountability, candor and innovation)
    • Communicator (explainer, good listener)
    • Must have strong troubleshooting skills
    • Strategist (well organized, prioritizes)
    • AC and DC motor and drive systems, Siemens and Allen-Bradley
    • Willingness to work nights, weekends, or holidays when operating situations require.


      • Equipment evaluation and selection experience
      • Knowledgeable in process controls and facility electrical distribution
      • Strong programming and troubleshooting of control systems.
      • Ability to influence without authority.
      • Data Historian experience (Ignition and/or IP21 platforms)
      • Upgrading control systems (PLCs and HMIs) to current technologies
      • Working Knowledge of Wonderware
      • 480v-24v Circuits
      • TPM training or exposure is desirable.


Keywords: Owens Corning, Fort Smith , Electrical Controls Engineer, Engineering , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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