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Controls Engineer


Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Job ID:  45228
Estimated Travel:  50%+
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Engineering



Purpose of the role: Provide electrical engineering design, modification, and support for multiple controls projects, ranging from a single machine to a complete line. Responsible for all phases of project including: concept, research, support, estimating, component selection, network design, panel design, schematic drawings, PLC programming, HMI design, on site installation, support and troubleshooting to determine the fundamental causes of equipment/operational issues.

  • Support new equipment build in house.
  • Support equipment upgrade / rebuild in house or on site
  • Support for Equipment Wellness Programs.


  Key Accountabilities: (including but not limited to)

  • Understands and complies with position related safety SOPs and work instructions, especially for Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tag out, Machine Guarding, Housekeeping, SQF, and Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Support Plants within home region as required, & travel (up to 60%) to other manufacturing sites to perform startup / installation/ support and troubleshooting duties.Designs, develops all aspects of programming and electrical engineering activities for new projects and/or equipment upgrades.
  • Generates electrical schematics and BOM’s in compliance with established company standards and applicable regulatory codes.
  • Provide technical assistance to the manufacturing operations to resolve quality and/or productivity issues to meet budgeted objectives.
  • Troubleshoot and implement solutions to solve operational problems on equipment.
  • Coordinate activities and efforts with maintenance, outside contractors, and operations personnel.
  • Implements electric controls design by providing installation, start-up, and technical support to resolving production problems associated with electric controls.
  • Assists manufacturing with process and/or quality improvements to meet cost and/or quality targets.
  • Implements methods for improving OEE and spoilage reduction; through conveying layouts, control methods, and analyzing areas of process variations.
  • Enhances engineering and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Provide Training of new technologies to plant electrical support staff.
  • Organizes design project by identifying short-term and long-range issues; preparing timetables, cost estimates, and required resources.
  • Being self-motivated and willing to set and hold high standards for work completed.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment



  • Minimum Technical Degree in Electrical Engineering or 7+ years’ experience in Designing, programming, and implementing control systems.
  • Experience working with PLC’s, (PLC5, SLC500, CLogix, Siemens S7, TI-505, Modicon),  HMI’s,(CTC Interact, Panelview Plus, Wincc Flex) AC Drives (Yaskawa, ABB, AB)and Servo Controls.
  • Experience with design and implementation of Network communication protocols, IE Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet I/P, Devicenet, Peerlink, ASI Modbus Plus.
  • Experience with design and implementation of machine controls and equipment safety.
  • Sound understanding of engineering and/or electrical principles and their creative application on the job.
  • Working knowledge of electrical standards (NEC, NFPA, UL etc)
  • Willing to engage others in a collaborative / matrix work environment
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Agility to stand, bend, kneel, climb, reach, and pull








Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago