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Estimated Pay $14 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Kearney, Missouri

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Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more. To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit .

This is a Sr. level corporate AOT Engineer role, using prior experience to provide technical support for electrical, automation and controls systems across our business unit. This role will lead the electrical, power and controls systems execution and provide technical solutions to support local site engineering and operations.  Furthermore, this role allows one to coach and support the plant maintenance team to efficiently deliver quality electrical and Operational Technology support from commissioning through the end of life of these systems.

What you will get from us:

  • An Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders and showcase your creative, communication and technical skills.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Guiding and managing plant projects based on your experience in Rockwell Automation control systems and Inductive Automations Ignition platform(s). 
  • Providing support for the successful development and execution of strategic capital projects.
  • Executing projects aligned with medium to long-term controls, network architecture, and plant floor strategies to drive efficiency, plant floor productivity, and innovation.
  • Leading and managing internal and external electrical controls technicians who are responsible for maintaining and improving capital electrical controls solutions in support of business unit platform strategies. Supporting overall project design including line specification, project budgets, schedules, project justification and develops capital requests, including cash-flow forecast with amounts ranging from $1M to $10MM.
  • Identifying improvement opportunities for the plant processes, systems and facilities and assesses their economic feasibility.
  • Working and partnering with key stakeholders to ensure that projects meet operating expectations and are completed within authorized budgets and schedule constraints.
  • Collaborating with project teams, and internal/external technical resources to deliver performance improvements, technical advantages, and capital efficiencies.
  • Partnering with key stakeholders and provides technical leadership, direction, and subject matter expertise to Information Technology (IT), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Supply Chain Quality, Marketing, and other key leadership teams. 
  • Being responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in the field of automation or controls engineering. Strong preference given to an ABET accredited program.
  • 10+ years’ experience in Manufacturing and Packaging Technologies.
  • The ability to live within one hour of a major CST airport or ideally in Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Kentucky areas. 
  • The ability to travel 25-40%. 
  • Previous experience with a focus on electrical and control systems, with strong preference for those with food and beverage or consumer packaged goods companies
  • Previous experiences with budgeting in a manufacturing setting.
  • Previous experience in plant operations and industrial environments is required.
  • Experience in project engineering including scope definition, cost estimation and tracking.
  • Demonstrates project management, problem-solving, decision making, troubleshooting, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a team and influence diverse groups at various levels and across functions. Proficient in the fundamentals of electrical automation and control systems. 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the primary codes and safety requirements applicable to controls safety systems, robotics, and power distribution equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma concepts and ability to use a CAD System is preferred.
  • Ability to utilize application, programming, and integration experience through a variety of hardware/software.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of processing, packaging & facility systems along with food manufacturing, engineering, quality, sanitary design, and research functions.
  • Exhibits awareness of USDA, FDA, OSHA, EPA, City and/or State agencies, etc. for both manufacturing processes and building requirements.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.