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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Controls Electrical Engineer in Vandalia, Ohio

What you'll love about this job

Relocation Available | Clean Facility | Global Industry Leader | Exemplary 401(k)

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The Controls Engineer is responsible for daily production line support to maintain product throughput and process improvements. This includes problem solving associated with machine downtime, product defects, and safety issues. This position works closely with shop floor operators, maintenance technicians, and the leadership team in the plant.


  • Identify opportunities for improvement within the process equipment

  • Troubleshoot all industrial controls systems: PLCs, HMIs, vision systems, barcode scanners, frequency drives, motion control, load cells, AC/DC motors, etc.

  • Technical resource for maintenance assisting with solving problems, implementing solutions and will focus on equipment and systems redesign, efficiency improvements, costs savings, and line upgrades

  • Manage and modify electrical drawings of all systems

  • Modify PLC programs to address the needs of production and maintenance

  • Assist in the creation of work instructions for all end user process involving HMI’s

  • Troubleshoot and design 24VDC safety circuits, 480/208/120 VAC

  • The ability to read and create electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic schematics

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

  • Communicate with customers/suppliers as necessary

  • Utilize critical thinking to determine root cause of faults

  • Ensure electrical changes are compliant with the NEC/OHSA/Energizer standards

  • Use critical thinking skills to determine if a problem is mechanical or electrical

  • On call support and overtime as necessary

What we are looking for

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering OR equivalent in education and experience (5-7 years of high-speed automated assembly equipment)

  • Read and create electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic schematics

  • Strong understanding of mechanical design and fabrication

  • Knowledge of machine guarding systems

  • Able to lift 40lbs

What we would prefer (not required)

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt

  • Lean manufacturing techniques

  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives

  • Understanding and familiarity with fluid handling systems such as pumps, pressure vessels, bulk fluid storage, fluid transfer, fillers, etc.

Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, colour, 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.