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Date: Sep 8, 2017

Location: Topeka, KS, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people.

 

If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply for our Control Systems Engineer position at our Topeka, Kansas manufacturing facility.

 

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of the plant floor control systems, information systems, networks, and telecommunication systems support of the manufacturing operations. The person in this job will play a key role on the team to design, install, and start-up and operate the manufacturing facility

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, specification, development, installation, start up, troubleshooting, and improvement of process control systems, plant floor systems, business systems, and equipment.
  • Support plant as a resource for troubleshooting and problem solving of business systems, plant floor systems and control issues
  • Lead the development and implementation of process improvements (reliability, waste, product quality, safety, and cost) to meet business needs.
  • Prepare, submit, and manage controls technology and information technology aspects of the Capital Expenditure Budget and support project managers in achieving project deliverables
  • Manages all aspects of project lifecycle: viability, schedule and scope adherence, project cost controls, validation, start-up, troubleshooting, technology transfer and closure.
  • Leads the technology transfer for the plant and supports global technology with implementation of new capital projects and new controls processes
  • Develop, implement, and maintain hardware and software aspects of the plant floor systems, plant control systems, business systems (computer network), and phone and voice systems.
  • Prepare and manage operational and capital expenditure budgets for plant control systems and all information technology systems.
  • Develop and maintain specifications, technical documentation, and procedures for controls processes and equipment which are consistent with KPI goals and support Quality and EOHS Standards
  • Leadership and management of internal resources (controls technicians and information technology) and external resources (Software integrators, hardware support)
  • Develop new insights and drive innovative engineering and controls solutions
  • Support implementation of Quality Assurance and Food Safety initiatives
  • Ensure personnel adhere to Hill’s policies, safety standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices, including Quality Assurance and Food Safety
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:

  • BS Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related technical systems discipline
  • 2+ years’ experience in project management from project concept to implementation
  • 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing setting with demonstrated knowledge, experience, design and programming with Allen-Bradley PLCs.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing setting with demonstrated knowledge, experience, design and programming with the following:
    • Industrial Automation Networks (ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet, Profibus) Process and Machine Instrumentation
    • Load cells, mass flow meters, sensors, automated valves and servo controls
    • Programming, testing, installation and start-up of Allen-Bradley PLC’s and Wonderware Industrial Suite software and server applications
  • 2+ years' direct supervisory experience in a manufacturing, engineering, or technical systems setting.

 

Hill's offers all employees:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Discounts on pet insurance
  • On-going training
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment

 

 

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


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