Sr. Electrical & Automation Manager

at Schwan's Company in Salina, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more. To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit As a Sr. Automation Manager, you will be responsible for the support and execution of facility automation and control projects within our Salina, KS pizza plant, where we produce world-renowned brands Red Baron and Tony’s. You will also have responsibility for multiple complex automation projects spanning the entire implementation process to include MES and SCADA technology. What you will get from us:

+ Opportunities to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders and showcase your creative, communication and technical skills.

+ A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.

+ Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.

+ Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits.


+ Management of multiple complex automation projects spanning the entire implementation process.

+ Lead efforts to improve the facilities operating systems through the review, testing, repair, and maintenance of the Power Distribution System and networks associated with the operating mechanisms and manufacturing processes.

+ Manages Automation Controls plant team.

+ Develops the capital plans, budget, and controls for department spending at budgeted levels.

+ Develops and implements a project plan and schedule for automation projects or acts as a project team member supporting automation aspects of project execution.

+ Responsible for the documentation, implementation, startup, and technical support of MES & Data Historian programs and functions.

+ Responsible for the documentation, implementation, startup, and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller(PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming with an emphasis on SCAD (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).

+ Designs and scales up manufacturing processes, instruments, and equipment, and tests products related to automation in the manufacturing environment.

+ Provides engineering technical assistance to product development and manufacturing staff to support, control, and automation modifications, and/or improvements, to help reach attainment goals on new or existing production lines.

+ Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines and prepare various project reports to project personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability.

+ This position will direct the planning and scheduling of work for the controls and electrical team to Install, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and tune control devices which automate our industrial manufacturing processes.

+ Leads development and training efforts of plant operations and maintenance personnel in the design features process operation and interpretation of system information and application of that information regarding control system functionality.


+ Bachelor’s Degree in engineering required, with preference for electrical engineering.

+ 5+ years of leadership in a related field of automation or electricity.

+ Working knowledge and experience with the engineering programming and implementation of industrial control systems.

+ Possess technical problem-solving skills and proven project experience.

+ Understanding of control systems components, ladder logic programming, HMI programming, and their applications. – A minimum of 2 years of experience with instrumentation and controls design as well as PLC/HMI required experience (Rockwell Automation, Modicon, Siemens, GE, Fanuc).

+ Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and AutoCAD.

+ Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact Professionally with all levels of co-workers, management, and executive staff.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities. To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC257896119

Posted On: Apr 05, 2024

Updated On: Jun 21, 2024

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