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Control Systems Engineer Job at Armstrong Ceiling in Macon, GA

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Control Systems Engineer 
Job: Engineering
Primary Location: Macon, Georgia
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? 

Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) has a job opportunity for a Control Systems Engineer to be located in Macon, GA. The Control Systems Engineer will work closely with other staff engineers and is responsible for providing engineering and technical services relating to the Industrial control systems to support the manufacturing equipment, maintenance systems, and production processes. Additionally, the Control Systems Engineer will play a critical role in our lean efforts as we continuously strive to improve our processes and reduce waste.


Key Responsibilities of the Control Systems Engineer:

  • Providing control & instrumentation assistance to the manufacturing team in term of equipment, maintenance, and production processes and systems
  • Identifying and resolving common cause and special cause issues that impact plant reliability and performance
  • Investigating manufacturing problems in the plants and recommending corrective actions
  • Developing detailed design and specification and budgetary capital estimates for control system projects, and improvements including functional design specification, acceptance testing and commissioning activities
  • Supporting and driving local adherence to the global automation & controls vision
  • Executing capital projects, ensuring cost, schedule, and performance goals are met or exceeded
  • Software programming and hardware upgrades to all site control systems including instrumentation, drives, PLC, Scada & HMI systems to replace obsolete equipment, improve performance and drive down total cost of ownership
  • Managing all site licensing for Rockwell and Wonderware products
  • Ensuring local craftsmen are trained on new and existing control systems throughout the plant by either delivering training personally or coordinating the requirements through the electrical maintenance supervisor/manager
  • Actively participating in the global Industrial controls network as plant representative, ensure relevant information and initiatives are disseminated and communicated throughout the rest of the local engineering and operations team
  • Participating in Lean efforts, such as kaizen events, where an emphasis is placed on creativity before capital investment
  • Providing status updates on project progress and issues
  • Providing leadership and technical support to the plant regarding machinery safety systems, in particular the safety related parts of the control system


Required Qualifications for the Control Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelors Degree in Controls related field (Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Mechatronics, etc.) with 5+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment or an Associates Degree in Controls related field (Electrical Engineering Technology, etc.) with 10+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • PLC and HMI programming experience with Rockwell suite of products
  • Motor control including variable speed drives, soft starters and wye delta
  • Servo Drives
  • DH+, DeviceNet, Modbus and Ethernet communications
  • Tension control systems
  • Web guiding control systems
  • Registration control systems for printing and punch operations.
  • Mixing and Batching operations
  • Vision Systems
  • Robotic control systems


Desired Qualifications for the Control Systems Engineer:

  • Experience with Wonderware application programming and support
  • Functional safety systems'
  • Database systems, i.e. SQL Server 2012
  • Networked system design and configuration
  • 480 VAC power distribution
  • Instrument loop diagrams
  • Control panel and MCC panel schematics



About the Location (Macon, GA)


Our Macon Plant, one of six Armstrong ceiling plants, employs approximately 435 people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers.  Located approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, the Macon facility has 33 acres under one roof, or 1.5 million square feet of floor space.  It is the largest ceiling tile factory in the world.  The operations are complex, automated, use the latest modern management technology, and manufacture a wide range of commercial and residential ceiling products.


Macon, also known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World", is in the heart of Georgia and marks a historical crossroads in the south. The city carries with it a rich cultural heritage while creating a strong vision for the future. Macon offers the amenities of a small friendly city with the advantages of a growing community.


Why Armstrong?

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.  With over 3,700 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI operates from a global manufacturing network of 24 facilities, including 9 plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture. 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong World Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong employees, or to Armstrong’s resume database will be considered Armstrong property. Armstrong will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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