Controls Engineer at Schneider Packaging Equipment

Job Locations US-NY-Brewerton
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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Schneider Packaging Equipment located in Brewerton, NY is actively recruiting for a Controls Engineer to join their team!


Objectives of this Role

  • Design, develop and implement equipment control systems and subsystems for multiple simultaneous projects following established design standards and practices. Commission equipment, including final acceptance, prior to shipment.  Commission equipment at customer’s facility as required.  Meet project Quality Plan requirements and project schedules for controls. Provide direction guidance to Electrical, Assembly and Service personnel as required.
  • Deepen the understanding of products, customers, goals, organization, and business strategies, evaluating systems and processes, and identifying improvement needs.
  • Develop and implement processes that improve manufacturing production and deliver quality outputs.
  • Meet Schneider’s quality standards while maintaining working knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices.


  • Design equipment control systems using established design standards.
  • Requisition components for projects maintaining compliance with approved vendor lists.
  • Incorporate standard control designs and ancillary subsystems to efficiently design and manufacture in a manner that meets project requirements and facilitates safe, productive startup, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Perform all work in a manner that meets project scope, cost, deadlines, and quality standards.
  • Provide direction to manufacturing and service as required for execution of designs.
  • Attend all department and process driven meetings.
  • Contribute as a member of a team of design professionals to achieve project, department, and company goals.
  • Commission equipment, including final acceptance, prior to shipment.  Commission equipment at customer’s facility as required. 
  • Execute designs per established standards that produce solutions that meet requirements of the customer and the project.
  • Effectively support the Schneider Applications Engineering Department.
  • Robot simulations.
  • Creating simulations for new proposals.
  • Creating or modifying existing simulations for modifications to existing Schneider equipment.
  • Assist Applications Engineers with pricing and concepts for proposals of new and modified Schneider equipment.
  • Provide satisfactory field support (which will involve travel to customer locations).
  • Down production – emergency call where Controls-related duties would be required.
  • Commissioning support of new equipment.
  • Commissioning support for modifications to equipment.
  • Travel required may include field support for customers to ensure satisfactory operation of machines, vendor support, training and/or trade show support. Approximately 10-15%. Must maintain valid enhanced driver’s license and/or passport for travel.
  • Build professional skill through continued training, education, and networking events.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience in a design-build manufacturing environment as a controls engineer.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Advanced training/education in engineering, leadership and project management preferred.
  • Microsoft technology and relevant design and life cycle management software.


Physical/Mental Standards

  • Ability to operate computer.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient for constant use of a keyboard, mouse, and telephone. Speech and hearing sufficient for regular communications. Vision sufficient for use of a computer monitor and transaction documents.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform climbing, stooping, crouching, walking, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Executing up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and or 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Close mental and visual requirements needed to perform work dealing primarily with Engineering, management, and manufacturing.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, train, check and evaluate work.
  • Ability to troubleshoot (electrical/ programs/machine).

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Company Profile

At Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc. (“Schneider”), we believe innovation starts with the consumer. This approach has propelled our success in developing real-world solutions that impact people’s daily lives. With 50 years of industry problem-solving in end-of-line automation, Schneider is a leading manufacturer of case packing and robotic palletizing solutions. Headquartered in Upstate New York, we design state-of-the-art machinery for customers in industries such as: food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care, plastics, and paper. To date, we have installed, and continue to support, over 3,500 world-class machines in some of the biggest manufacturing operations in the world. Driving solutions to address our customers’ specific issues pushes us to constantly innovate our machines, software, ancillary services and our company culture.


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