Senior Controls Engineer

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Senior Controls Engineer, OT works under minimal supervision and is responsible for the automation controls development of HMI and PLC applications in a process manufacturing environment.  Engineer will lead medium to large-sized projects and collaborate with other members of the IT and OT departments on the analysis, design, troubleshooting, problem resolution, maintenance, and documentation of manufacturing solutions. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Develop/modify PLC and HMI from support requests as directed by manager 
•    Provide 24/7 support while on call for designated time frame
•    Prepare functional and technical reviews
•    Assumes technical project leadership role with in project team
•    Collaborate with members of IT and OT departments as needed
•    Gather and translate business requirements into controls specifications
•    Programming of PLC and SCADA from a variety of manufactures
•    Collaborate with manufacturing clients to identify solutions to problems
•    Develop/modify standards for OT department
•    Assist in administration of OT applications

What You Will Need

 •    High School Diploma and 10 years experience or Associates Degree in related field and 8 years experience or Bachelors Degree in related field and 6 years of experience
•    Strong trouble-shooting, analytical, and critical thinking skills
•    Experience with projects or issues of moderate complexity that require in depth knowledge across multiple technical areas and lines of business
•    Ability to resolve a broad range of problems utilizing internal and external resources
•    Experience advising the business on improvements and innovations and drives continuous improvement across the enterprise
•    Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills (both technical and non-technical), with an emphasis on the effective representation of complex OT concepts to non-IS audiences
•    Understanding of business system design in a manufacturing environment

What Will Put You Ahead

•    Bachelors degree in related field and 9 years related experience or Masters degree in related field and 7 years related experience
•    MES experience
•    VMWare and Windows Data Center Operating System management experience
•    Data Center Hardware experience such as HP, Cisco, Brocade, Fortinet

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The work is primarily performed in an office environment and the physical demands are characteristic of a mostly sedentary role.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request. 

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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