Project Engineer (Electrical) in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa

Job Type:

Engineering, Engineering Project Engineering

Job Posting Title:

Project Engineer (Electrical)

Job Description:

Job Title:              Project Engineer (Electrical)

Department:         Maintenance

Reports To:          Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status:        Exempt

Revision Date:     2.13.20 BM          

Role Summary: The Project Engineer (Electrical) is responsible to provide electrical controls support to improve production on the Manawa campus. Including weight management systems, equipment controls (PLC), and PC interfaces with equipment and other systems.  This role will also be responsible to lead/execute improvement projects, some of which will be capital. 


  • Manufacturing experience is required
  • Experience with the following types of machines is preferred:  Transferring of powders and/or dry ingredients, filling, cartoning, case packing, palletizing, robots
  • Experience with plant data systems for:  Downtime tracking, weight tracking, OEE, etc
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal Electrical Code
  • Extensive PLC & HMI programming skills required
  • Knowledge of the following:
    • PLCs:  AB, Siemens, Pico, Mico, CompactLogix, Siemens, etc.
    • Servo’s:  Ultra, Kinetix, etc.
    • Networks:  Ethernet/IP, Sercos, DH-485, DH+, and Remote I/O
    • Safety Devices:  Guard I/O, Safety Relays
    • Drives:  160, 1305, 1336, PF4, PF40, PF70, PF520, PF700, etc.
    • Software: RSLinks, DriveExecutive, RSLogix5, RSLogix500, PanelBuilder32, FactoryTalk View, Asset Center, BOOTP-DHCP Server, etc.
  • Inter-Machine Communications
  • Oversee calibration requirements.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Able to organize, coordinate, and direct resources and teams.
  • Project Engineering/Management

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for electrical, automation, systems, and network focusing on maintaining and improving existing platforms implemented in the Manawa Locations
  • Lead incremental improvement to existing assets, technologies, and daily support to the plant
  • Improve existing Processes and Control Systems to support current and future business needs
  • Ability to modify, change, or create new programs for PLC’s and HMI’s for new installations and/or modifications to existing technology.
  • Originate concepts for new or improved production systems and/or facilitates automatic and computer control systems, processing and service manufacturing equipment
  • Work closely with Corporate Engineering team on electrical and automation integration and requirements for post project plant support. 
  • Define present and future equipment, technology, and facility requirements based on existing business needs, capacities, and projected growth and/or expansion
  • Develop project concepts into quantitative and qualitative proposals consisting of scope and specifications, layouts, schematics, resource requirements, risk, etc.
  • Perform and/or provide training where applicable
  • Design electrical systems including control wiring, computer applications and programs and emergency controls
  • Design system integration assuring required communications and interfacing of inter-related areas
  • Identify and implement technologies for monitoring and trending electrical systems and components for predictive and preventive maintenance
  • Coordinate and direct installation of equipment and services with equipment suppliers, service contractors, production and maintenance personnel
  • Provide maintenance assistance when required due to complexity of equipment or request from maintenance personnel
  • Lead identifying the skill training needs and plan for the E&ATs and electrical skills of technicians
  • Lead Root-Cause-Analysis for electrical related failures
  • Participate in Kaizen events
  • Effectively communicate across all levels at Treehouse

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and 5-10 years of relevant industry experience.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Advanced math skills.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or listen.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit; use hands to handle documents and tools.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be extreme at times.  This job will entail working with voltage up to 480V.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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