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Nestlé Nutrition, part of Nestlé S.A., is a world leader in nutrition, health and wellness.  Gerber Products Company, founded in 1928, officially joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007. Nestlé Nutrition and Gerber’s combined resources and scientific research expertise have enabled the company to become a worldwide leader in early childhood nutrition. Gerber produces more than 400 food products, all of which are a part of the proprietary Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system. The Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system combines products, educational resources and services that are designed to encourage the early establishment of healthy eating habits in children from birth to preschool.

Controls and Automation Engineer

Job Number 18004922 Company Nestle Nutrition Location Fremont, Michigan


Our Nestle R&D facility is charged with driving innovation and global mastership in the baby food category to meet the unique nutritional and developmental needs of infants and toddlers.
We are currently recruiting for a Controls and Automation Engineer at our Fremont, Michigan location.

Position Summary
The successful candidate will deliver controls and automation professional and technical support to capital expenditure projects and operations both in factories and the R&D pilot plant. Drive safety and continuous improvements in controls and automation systems, electrical equipment and manufacturing processes by creating, modifying, and maintaining process configurations and controls, Human-Machine Interfaces (“HMIs”), and the Manufacturing Execution System functions.  Validate the improvements by developing and executing detailed and effective protocols in adherence to Nestle and regulatory specifications.
This position is responsible for developing new automation tools for use in Nestlé Nutrition Meals and Drinks factories. Drive the testing and troubleshooting of the tools to validate them for implementation via the Nestle Engineering Automation Toolbox for use in all Nestlé facilities. Ensure compliance in our Factory Automation System (“FAS”) by working with IT support to implement patches and hot fixes on HMI computers and servers in the FAS environment. Administer the automation development tools.
The position will also manage R&D projects and contractors who supply automation and electrical system integration, design services, equipment installation, operation personnel training, and protocol development.  Manage supplier qualification and selection, RFP process, and factory and site acceptance activities.
Nestle is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment.


Education and Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s preferred) in Engineering (Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • Industrial control systems
  • Industrial networking
  • Electrical systems and safety
  • Food processing technology
  • Continuous improvement methodologies


  • Candidate should have 5-10 years of applicable industrial experience in factory engineering, capital projects, troubleshooting, and operations support.
  • In depth knowledge of industrial control systems, specifically Allen-Bradley PLCs and Wonderware HMIs
  • Demonstrated ability to implement original solutions through PLC/HMI programming
  • Ability to install, administer and support automation development tools
  • Experience with engineering qualification processes, documentation, and execution
  • Knowledge of Windows-based Server Environments
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results through others
  • Experience with technical drawings and manuals
  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to present specialized technical information to a broader audience such as Quality, Operations, and Innovation/Renovation
  • Proficient in the use of common software platforms including Microsoft Office and AutoCAD

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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