Pinnacle Foods

  • Process/ Controls Engineer

    Location US-TN-Jackson
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    • Work with operations to identify kaizen opportunities and drive plant reliability projects to improve plant efficiency and cost.
    • Work with plant controls technicians to provide guidance and training in support of plant needs. Provide troubleshooting expertise when technicians require assistance.
    • Deliver a plant controls and automation strategy to manage life cycle of aged equipment and keep the factory current on hardware, software and technical skills.
    • Conduct engineering studies to test and validate technologies, equipment, and processes.
    • Manage selected capital projects from concept through implementation.
    • Manage project cash flow and cash flow forecasting.
    • Perform code compliance, power distribution, industrial automation, and other electrical system reviews.
    • Perform basic process and project engineering calculations including equipment sizing and rating,
    • Short circuit and arc flash calculations.
    • Develop piping and instrumentation and process flow diagrams.
    • Prepare specifications, reports and related data tables.
    • Continually upgrading technical knowledge and capabilities. Assuring quality, quantity and completeness of all engineering-related assignments.


    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant engineering experience, preferable electrical.
    • Experience with Allen Bradley, Rockwell systems and Wonderware.
    • Have extensive experience with servo and VFD drives.
    • Able to read, understand, code and decode PLC systems including troubleshooting these systems on the manufacturing floors.
    • Computer Knowledge – Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, AutoCAD, Allen Bradley and Wonderware
    • Experience in one or more of the areas of industrial power distribution, PLC programming (AB, Rockwell and Wonderware), and project management required.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization.
    • Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning, etc. to identify opportunity areas.
    • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
    • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunities areas via data.


    • BS in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.




    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.






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