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Energizer Senior Controls Engineer in Dayton, Ohio

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

The Senior Engineer, Controls is responsible for advanced line support to maintain production performance, site capital project management, support engineering in major initiatives and new product development, and lead Electrical and Controls strategy and education for the division. This position reports to the Engineering Manager and works closely with shop operators, maintenance technicians, Division support services, and Plant and Corporate Leadership.


  • Provides Safety Leadership to site

  • Lead advanced electrical and control trouble shooting guidance for maintenance and production employees to solve day-to-day problems and implement solutions to meet safety, quality, and production objectives.

  • Lead development and execution of projects as PM, Project Engineer, Subject Matter Expert

  • Focus on equipment / systems upgrades in safety, quality, cost reductions, productivity.

  • Full Scope Management / Reporting- Development, Justification, Approval, Design, Procurement, Construction, Commission, Start-up, Training, Closure

  • Provide discipline support to cross functional teams:

  • Major division and corporate projects

  • New Product Initiatives / Introductions

  • Electrical and Control Leadership for the Division

  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the company

  • Mentor and development of operator, maintenance, and technician electrical and control skill sets.

  • Complete administrative responsibilities including meetings, reports, goals, training, budgets, financials, and expenses to targets and expectations.

Specific Accountabilities

  • A bias for action, quick learning, self-motivation, and project management skills.

  • Ability to design processes and find solutions to process problems

  • Utilize lean manufacturing principals and processes to maximize efficiency

  • Coordinate plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities

  • Retain current working knowledges of codes and practices

  • Advanced troubleshooting of all industrial controls systems: PLCs, HMIs, vision systems, frequency drives, motion control, load cells, AC/DC motors, etc.

  • Ability to program and debug PLC’s (Allen Bradley RS Logix 500 and 5000)

  • Design and implementation of in-house process improvements including AutoCAD electrical prints, and programing PLC and HMIs.

  • Prepare justification, bids, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of capital contracts

  • Support the specific development, design review and validation of purchased equipment.

  • Prepare justification, bids, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of capital contracts

  • Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment

  • Direct, review, and approve product design and changes

  • Develop and lead electrical control strategy for site

  • Develop and lead electrical and control education program

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s (4-year undergraduate) degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline

  • 5-10 years of high-speed packaging, line controls, batching, robotics experience

  • Electrical power distribution design, maintenance, & troubleshooting

  • Electrical / Control Safe Work Practices: NEC, OSHA, Arc Flash, Short Circuit, LOTO, Guarding

  • Industrial controls systems design, program, maintenance, troubleshooting: PLCs, HMIs, vision systems, including frequency drives, motion control, load cells, AC/DC motors.

  • Basic read / create mechanical, hydraulic, electrical schematics

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication

  • AUTOCAD Proficiency

  • Microsoft Office Suite, including Project

  • Project Design, Development, Execution

  • Project Management

  • Electrical and Control Mentoring and Development

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Cross-functional team leadership to accomplish objectives

  • Mentoring / Development of Operators, Maintenance, Electrical Technicians

  • Consultant and Contractor Management

  • Business Financial and Project Management Skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Allen Bradley RS Logix 500/5000 Programming Certification

  • Industrial Robotics

  • A/I Applications

  • PMP Certification

  • Six Sigma Black / Green Belt

  • Lean Manufacturing Techniques

Working Relationships & Environment

Work Relationships

  • Support and mentor floor operatives and maintenance staff

  • Leads, Directs, and Supervises Contractors and Services

  • Functions as Project Manager, Project Engineer, and Subject Matter Expert

  • Supports Site and Corporate Leadership

Work Environment

  • Working conditions are normal for office and light manufacturing environments

  • The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Energizer is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

An Offer to Grow On

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.