Lead Controls Engineer

Sherwin-Williams - Cleveland, OH3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $94,000 - $130,000 a year
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more. Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide. Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places.

This position is responsible and accountable for the design, implementation and support of control system projects from their initial planning and conceptual stage through design, implementation, successful startup, and acceptance by operating management. The design, implementation, and startup of these control systems involve the application of advanced computer/PLC/HMI programming, electrical controls knowledge, and process engineering skills. This position also acts as an in-house consultant to all facilities on control system programming, troubleshooting, software, and hardware. Proficiency in PLC hardware/software design and system integration is required.

Direct responsibility with limited guidance to perform the following tasks:
Design and implement new control systems for capital projects
Significant PLC programming and application development
Enhance and support existing control systems installed by outside engineering firms and Sherwin-Williams personnel. 24x7 support may be required for critical situations.
Develop design specifications and user documentation for control system capital projects
Coordinate the inputs of the project team (1-6 people from various departments) in the design and implementation of control system projects
Budget responsibility on assigned projects (minor to $2.0 MM)
Specify equipment, obtain cost estimates, generate bill of materials and expedite purchasing and fabrication of electrical controls equipment
Lead contractors on project assignments
Responsible for control system commissioning through site acceptance
Develop control system documentation and reference material for site operations and technical support personnel
Drive continuous improvement through enhancements to existing control software and hardware systems
Develop and implement innovative control solutions to increase business value
Train and mentor various resources in controls/automation (peers, interns/co-ops, external contractors, site engineers, instrument technicians)
Provide technical support for root cause analysis related to control system issues and failures


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering

7 years’ experience in controls engineering or related field
Proven Controls Engineering skills and results
Knowledge of electrical systems including compliance with NEC and other applicable codes
Compose Functional Specifications and approve corresponding vendor bids.
AutoCAD, RsLogix 5000, FactoryTalk Studio Edition, MS Visio, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project
Portfolio and project management.

Ability to demonstrate roles with increasing responsibility
Concurrently leads multiple significant project design and execution; significant project defined as value of $2 M or greater.
Developed 5 year strategic plans with track record of successful implementation.
Knowledge of chemical batch manufacturing processes
Certified with Continuous Improvement tools; 6 Sigma, Lean, and Root Cause Analysis.
Knowledge of industry RAGAGEP for industrial automation (ISA, IEC, PIP)
Knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management 1910.119
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for

employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex,

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