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Controls Engineer

Req ID: 5426 

Department: Operations 

Status: Full Time, Exempt 

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA) 

Job Summary:

The Automated Warehouse Control Engineer is an important link between Engineering and the Maintenance Team. This position is directly responsible for all maintenance activities, documentation, troubleshooting, training of support staff, and management of controls system for a state-of-the-art automated warehouse.  Responsibilities to include controls systems design, layout, material quotes and ordering, installation, and construction management services.  This position will also provide project engineering support to the bottling, facilities, and winery operational groups on as needed basis.   


Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Design, manufacture, document, and test the following: control systems, process controls, system integration, and automation
  • Setup, program, modify, and maintain a variety of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) including Allen Bradley SLC 500, Allen Bradley CLX 5000 and Allen Bradley PanelView platforms
  • Create, organize, and maintain documentation related to aforementioned items
  • Implement projects and modifications electrical/electronic/programming in nature
  • Drive problems to resolution by getting the right resources involved in problem solving process.
  • Checks the quality of work by others
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces all regulations and policies.
  • Evaluates situations to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency.
  • Perform and monitor troubleshooting of defective equipment and systems to determine root cause analysis to correct problems.
  • Coordinates with production, business analyst, venders, and warehouse manager to drive business improvement initiatives. 
  • Ability to make decisions aligned with business objectives
  • Utilize the CMMS to manage and improve PM’s and spare parts
  • Improve and develop SOP’s, maintenance procedures, and safety procedures
  • Train and develop mechanics and control technicians working in the automated warehouse
  • Utilize the WMS system to troubleshoot and assist distribution and production activities related to the automated warehouse
  • Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including the SQF Food Safety & Quality Policy
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering Degree
  • Experience: 2 years hands on experience designing, programming, installing, de-bugging and maintaining PLC based control systems.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills concerning PLC functions and integrated controls equipment.
  • Ability to set priorities and to be self-disciplined and consistent.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement action steps and follow-through with the people responsible for them.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office and integrated work order / inventory system.
  • Ability to develop and implement process improvement solutions.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and cautions
  • Interpret complex laws, regulations, and/or policies
  • Ability to manage contractors to meet requirements


Working Conditions:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
  • Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
  • Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
  • Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
  • Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
  • Extensive walking and lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Potential for being "on call" for the facility to ensure continuous uninterrupted production

Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton

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