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Sr. Electrical Engineer - AB PLC Control Systems - Relocation Available


Dover, DE, US

Req ID:  477
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Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer and personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.






Provides electrical engineering expertise required to safely and effectively manufacture high volume consumer products of high quality and at lowest cost. Provides support to Manufacturing Operations by recommending and implementing improvements to manufacturing processes, evaluating supplier capabilities, and leading project teams.






  1. Provide technical input to optimize the manufacturing quality and efficiency of all Dover Feminine Care production operations. These are high-speed (up to 1800 units per minute), product fabrication and packaging machines 
  2. This includes: Introducing the latest, most efficient, most effective technology wherever economically feasible. Heavy emphasis in upgrading AB Control systems to state-of-the-art current echnologies, 
  3. Solving production technical problems on an immediate turnaround basis.
  4. Streamlining the existing machinery and processes to improve quality and reduce cost wherever possible.
  5. Develop specifications for equipment/line modifications/and or additions.
  6. Develop project resource requirements - time, funding, and manpower. Prepare and submit requests for project funding.
  7. Track project spending against established budgets.
  8. Modify or create PLC programs to meet changing process/production needs.
  9. Provide training to electronic technicians on all new systems/controls.
  10. Support other EPC locations as required.




  • Education:
    • BS Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Engineering Technology (BSEE or BSEET)
  • Experience:
    • At least 8 years manufacturing experience.
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Prior experience with major equipment relocations including start up, de-bug and validation execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement electrical controls systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Practical programming skills in PLC's, networking, device communications, and discrete components.
  • Good communications skills – must be able to develop specifications, proposals, RFP’s and presentations and communicate effectively within the organization, both laterally and vertically.
  • Working knowledge of “AutoCAD” or equivalent CAD system, MS Project, and MS Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and modify PLC programs and provide guidance to shop floor technicians in implementing changes.
  • Practical, but creative engineering approach with at least 8 years of experience in electrical engineering roles within a manufacturing process.
  • Results oriented individual unafraid of utilizing a hands-on approach when needed, with the ability to lead sub-groups, task forces or teams to effectively solve machinery problems ranging from simple (slight modification/addition of single component) to complex (total re-design) on high speed, high volume machinery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross functional teams as either a contributor or a leader.
  • Ability to analyze, design, plan and manage equipment installations.





  • Experience with upgrading older control systems and servo systems to Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs with Kinetix servos
  • Experience with Vision Systems and SCADA Systems, i.e. Wonderware/networking, and with Robotics - all "+'s" .
  • Ability to work with outside suppliers, contractors and consultants to tap into specialized engineering expertise when needed.




  • Working Environment:
  • Position may require bending, stooping, climbing and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Work schedule will typically be during day shift. Some variation of those hours may be required periodically for emergency situations.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • May vary from several days per year to several weeks, as required for training and projects.
  • Key Relationships:
    • Reports to Sr. Technical Manager. Key relationships internally will include Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Maintenance & Planning/Scheduling departments and their colleagues.

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.




Nearest Major Market: Delaware
Nearest Secondary Market: Dover