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Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical Controls

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Engineering you will be seen as an expert spanning both the Plant Floor Operational Technology and Information Technology disciplines across both Engineering and IT organizations, supporting the Conagra Connected Shop Floor (CSF) initiative. Possesses a keen understanding of the ISA-95 Automation Pyramid, Levels 0-3 (Sensors & Signals, PLC, SCADA, MES) and plant floor networking concepts (CPwE, OSI Model, Network Routing, Segmentation, and Security). You'll provide technical leadership, advice, and direction to capital project teams and CSF site champions across the Conagra enterprise (40+ sites)and assist with the maintenance, operability, and functionality of the installed CSF platforms and applications.Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, institute, and maintain 3rd Party equipment specifications relating to CSF, including PLC programming requirements, data tag definitions and formats, tag naming conventions, data flow architectures, networking requirements.
  • Provide input and help develop capital project estimates, as it relates to CSF, ensuring scope and costs are identified and included in project budgets
  • Asist with the development of CSF Long-term Support and Management of Change processes and programs related to plant floor specific (OT) activities
  • Develop and institutionalize OT specific change management procedures on the plant floor to maintain CSF data integrity
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with each plant's Electrical & Controls CSF representatives, 3rd Party equipment vendors, preferred System Integrators, and Conagra IT service providers
  • Provide Technical Support to Plant representatives and Systems Integrators for new and existing CSF installations and Use Case rollout efforts
  • Partner with Solution Architects to build and provide guidance on technical designs for the suite of CSF and 3rd party equipment vendor applications
  • Develop best practice lifecycle management processes and procedures (version control, patching, upgrades/updates) for the associated CSF applications
  • Work with Conagra's Information Security team developing data security governance standards and architectures
  • Keep current with latest industry IIoT trends, regulations, and requirements as they relate to the Conagra CSF implementation
  • Provide CSF team guidance and training supportPosition Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and 8 plus years of experience
    • Or 15+ years of related plant floor automation experience
    • Expert knowledge in manufacturing automation systems with a focus on Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley control systems, SCADA implementation (Ignition), and Database integration (SQLServer)
    • High-level understanding of networking technologies, architecture, and design principles
    • Experience with Manufacturing Execution System (MES) systems and software applications
    • Experience in food manufacturing operations and food manufacturing conceptual design preferred.
    • We ask that you travel to 40% travel#LI-PM2#LI-Remote#LI-DirectOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit -.Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ?

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Wheaton , Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical Controls, Professions , Wheaton, Illinois

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