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Controls Engineer



Software Engineering
Concord, NC, USA · Ohio, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 34,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

This position will be responsible for controls and automation engineering supporting machine uptime, continuous process improvement, and execution of the capital improvement plan. This position is exempt. Some offshift and weekend work will be expected.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Activities and duties may vary depending on site-specific needs and daily work assignments. Essential functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the maintenance team with daily troubleshooting and repair of electrical, control, and communication systems in a 24x7 production environment. Systems include:

    • PLC systems including AB PLC5s, SLC500s, and Logix families (Micro, Compact, Control)

    • AB PanelView HMI and Wonderware SCADA systems

    • Various communication protocols including fiber optic and ethernet systems

    • 480V electrical systems, including coordinated AC and DC drive systems

    • 120VAC and 24VDC control systems with industrial field devices

  • Leading and contributing to continuous improvement projects to help the plant achieve its safety, quality, service, and cost goals.

  • Support the capital improvement plan by planning, completing, and/or approving project deliverables.

  • The position will be tasked with working with and training other members of the maintenance team, driving root cause analysis, and improving technical documentation.


  • Technical degree in a field related to automation and controls engineering from an accredited university

  • Experience in a controls engineering function within a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs, HMIs, and associated software

  • Experience troubleshooting control, communication, and electrical hardware systems

  • Familiarity with electrical schematics and wiring diagrams within the Autodesk ecosystem

Preferred, but not required

  • Experience with coordinated drive systems

  • Experience with Parker Eurotherm drives is a plus

  • Experience working on capital project team

  • Experience with project management is a plus

  • Experience with Wonderware Process Historian and SCADA systems

NOTE: The physical requirements of this role may vary by location. A detailed listing of the physical requirements may be obtained from the local Human Resource contact or the site Occupational Health Nurse.

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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