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Controls & Automation Engineer

Supply Chain
Raeford, NC
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Background & Purpose of the Job

The Controls & Automation Engineer is based in Raeford NC and will be responsible for Designing, developing, and supervising all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery. Responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC-based hardware and software. Ensures critical support for all production line related concerns while supporting continuous improvement projects and structured kaizen activities as both a leader and team member. Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed.

Active participation in all Raeford projects for controls and IT upgrades.

Coordinate the Cyber Security for Raeford initiative for Raeford.

Lead the Network upgrade activities in Raeford. Attend weekly calls and give weekly updates to stake holders.

Ensure execution of jobs with respect to zero safety injury vision.

  • You’re a change maker: You will leverage new digital tools to drive sustainable changes in the areas of responsibility.  Key to this is to have strong experience in automation and controls and working with Raeford team on upgrading our current controls and network structure.

  • You are inquisitive, resourceful and eager to Learn: You do not accept the norm, you are looking for opportunities to improve current designs needed beyond lead time and cost – how can you design a part that improves line efficiency, operation and functionality.

  • You’re a born leader: You are in charge of looking after Controls and Automation team, you are the leader of change bringing others on the journey with you. You take pride in the facility, equipment and the driving the program in North America.

  • You’re a dot connector: You are a part of many different groups and touch the work plans of many teams. You will connect the dots between Engineering groups in the Factories and the Divisions, build relationships and work with Raeford Manufacturing team in providing solution with your knowledge. Taking and sharing best practice and thinking, bringing it into your work. There will also be external orientation for working with our OEM suppliers.

  • You’re a culture and change champion: You will drive a new way of working to the Engineering and Operations community in our continued pursuit of lowering installed cost, increasing efficiency and decreasing lead times. By designing and installing equipment, you will change the culture of the way we do things, also engaging others in the program to entrench this into our ways of working.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You have the opportunity to be instrumental at the beginning of a really exciting time for the North America business, you will have the opportunity to do things that have never been done before. You will work on a wide variety of projects and with varied groups and teams. You will have the opportunity to see in very short time scales big wins and add value across the business.

Core Responsibilities

  • Engineering:

    •  Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, motor controls and IT needs.

    • Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements.

    • Create an accurate Bill of Materials.

    • Define equipment and parts from external suppliers.

    • Conduct cost and time estimation.

    • Responsible for system design, hardware (panel, hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation, electrical, network etc.) design and software design with HMI.

    • Selection of Hardware with keeping in view of current installation.

  • Project Execution:

    • Oversee project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure timely delivery of projects, expected quality, and allotted budget.

    • Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems. Able to maintain project scope and identify project creep.

    • Support manufacture, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, servos, variable frequency drives, relays, communication networks, HMI touchscreens, and more.

    • Create customer documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.

    • Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.

    • Understands/Able to gather required Information from and make document for supplier including Functional Requirement Specifications, P&IDs, C&Es, Drawings, Narratives.

  • Project Completion:

    • Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard.

    • Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities.

    • Train operators and engineers on control systems.

    • Develop electrical and control panel schematics.

What You’ll Need to Succeed


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (or similar field of study).

  • 3+ years related job experience in Controls and Network infrastructure.

  • Proficient with MS Office, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Indusoft, AutoCAD Electrical.

  • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspection, and communications systems.

  • Efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals.

  •  Critical thinking with exceptional problem-solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.

  • Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment.

  • Ability to balance multiple projects.

What We Can Offer You

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124,700. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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