Controls Engineer (E)

Full Time Corona CA Pacific Packaging Machinery LLC

With over 5,000 installations across the globe, ProMach Filling Systems offers one of the widest ranges of filling technologies in the industry including level, weight, volumetric, and flow meter filling systems. Combining the collective resources of two product brands – Pacific and Federal – that together have over 125 years of expertise in liquid and viscous filling and capping for nearly every industry, ProMach Filling Systems can provide solutions to fill everything from water to joint compound. As part of the ProMach Filling & Capping business line, ProMach Filling Systems helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit


 Pacific is seeking a talented Controls Engineer to join their team in the Corona, California facility.  Under direction from the Electrical Engineering Supervisor or the Engineering Manager, this position develops and prepares electrical designs, automation programming, and basic pneumatic controls for liquid packaging machinery.  In this role you will:

  • Interface with the Manufacturing Manager and Electrical production personnel to ensure electrical panels and machinery are properly assembled and wired; this includes documenting assembly layout changes, part substitutions and wiring/cabling revisions.
  • Partner with electrical engineer or engineering manager to apply electrical engineering knowledge and industrial machinery control principles, materials, manufacturing methods and processes to ensure designs are functional, practical, economical and satisfy customer operating requirements.
  • Apply knowledge and experience in programmable automation systems (PC, PLC, HMI, motion control, drives) to plan and configure systems and software programs for new and retrofit machine projects. Exposure to Beckoff Automation, A-B/Rockwell Automation, as well as Siemens Automation products and development software will be needed in this area.
  • Travel to customer sites to assist with machine start-up and commissioning
  • Prepare drawings using AutoCAD Electrical working within PMFS guidelines, methods of block preparation and material report generation.
  • Create proper bills of material based on design and necessary control components and assemblies for production. Generate order lists for the material management team using Syteline ERP software.
  • Partner with manufacturing and aftermarket teams to conduct machinery operational testing and electrical/pneumatic system testing during Factory Acceptance and Site Acceptance Testing.
  • Be a team leader to drive process improvements throughout the organization and a source of leadership that fosters profitable growth
  • Coach, teach and develop team members


 Minimum 5 years’ experience in electrical control system design and engineering for machinery, including programming, start-up and debugging processes

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with PLC Logic (Allen Bradley, PC Based Beckhoff preferred), as well as Siemens. Familiar with IEC 61131-3 programming languages and structured programming languages such as C/C++ or Java
  • AutoCAD Electrical, Solid works Electrical preferred
  • Programming and operator screen development and ability to understand and write wiring schematics. IT skills preferred
  • Travel requirement is 40-50% of the time
  • Knowledge of practical/fundamental wiring practices for industrial control systems including up to 600VAC motor power circuits and controls (VFDs, FV contactors), discrete and analog signaling devices, PLC modules, Ethernet communications and safe-guarding controls
  • Control panel layout and design skills and spatial awareness (experience with 3D panel drawings)
  • Knowledge of NEC for industrial low voltage electrical systems (knowledge of UL panel design a plus)
  • Basic knowledge of pneumatic (compressed air) systems, materials and manufacturing methods to plan and prepare functional and practical compressed air control schematics and assemblies
  • Basic understanding of P&I diagrams, fluid flow, control valves and instruments for measuring flow, pressure and temperature
  • Packaging or food processing industry controls experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills which include presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word/Excel, AutoCAD Electrical, IT)
  • Ability to successfully follow direction provided
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to successfully handle a multi-tasked role.

 BENEFITS:  Salary is only a part of a well-developed compensation program.  As a ProMach employee, you receive more than just a paycheck.  Total compensation includes your pay (base salary), very comprehensive medical/dental programs as well as life insurance, a generous paid time off program, a retirement savings plan with a company match and a wellness program.  There is no waiting period for benefits – you are eligible on your first day of employment.

ProMach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ProMach utilizes E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of new hires to work in the United States. ProMach is a drug-free workplace.



  • Solid Works
  • PLC Programming (Siemens)
  • PLC Programming (Allen Bradley)
  • Customer Service



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

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