Position Description

Electrical/Controls Engineer
Location PA - King of Prussia
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years.  We are seeking an experienced Controls Engineer for our First Quality Retail Services facility located in King of Prussia, PA.


This position specifies designs, and implements complex controls systems and software programming on production equipment and associated machinery; provides training and assists Controls Technicians in solving complex problems. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leads/Supports internal Project and Process Engineers, Maintenance & Production personnel, OEMs, vendors, and contractors to design, install, interface, and start up new equipment and process controls.

  • Responsible for maintaining DCS’s, PLC’s, HMI’s, servo systems, motors, drives, sensors, vision sensors and data collection and analysis software, based on our companies controls standards criteria.Assesses, identifies, schematically designs, and makes complex program modifications in DCS’s, PLC’s logic, HMI’s programs and servo controller logic to improve individual equipment and overall system’s performance.

  • Performs high level troubleshooting, in-depth critical thinking, and utilizes all internal & external resources to solve any electrical, mechanical or process problem.

  • Coordinates machine data collection and archiving as well as assists in the analysis of this data.This requires interfacing production and lab equipment to the plant network as well as maintaining and improving the data historian system.

  • Leads Controls support during machine installations and upgrades.This includes interfacing auxiliary equipment, identifying and correcting errors in programming and wiring and ensuring vendors and contractors are meeting our needs and expectations.

  • Expected to keep abreast of all of the new controls technologies, industry trends, health and safety regulations and standards that affect current operations.

  • Provides technical and operating training to production, warehouse, and other personnel as needed.Assists in project planning and forecasting as part of budgeting process.

  • Provide training of Control Technicians with new control equipment or schedule outside training to enhance troubleshooting skills.


Ideal candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of one year industrial controls experience in a related industry. Advanced knowledge of electrical theory and principles of operation.

  • Personal Computer skills including specific controls programming software and basic e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet applications, and project management software.

  • Must be able to create and modify schematic drawings using AutoCAD software.

  • The ability to apply advanced analytical concepts.

  • Knowledge of all PLC based hardware and software.


    Excellent compensation and benefit package!


  • First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


    First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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