Sr Electrical & Automation Specialist

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Other Engineering
Glendale, AZ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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We’re expanding our factory network and introducing a new manufacturing facility designed with the climate in mind. Our Glendale, Arizona production factory is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and distribution center with cutting-edge technology and advanced systems designed with sustainability at the forefront. Innovative water recycling processes, zero waste to landfill, and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe materials are just some of the programs we’ve implemented to support Nestlé’s ambition for zero environmental impact by 2030.

Nestlé is looking for a Sr. Electrical and Automation (E&A) Specialist for Liquid Processing in their new factory in Glendale, AZ. This position requires creativity, experience, and the ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts. The Sr. E&A Specialist must have proper expertise and knowledge to integrate power switch gear, automation components, transformers, and branch circuit protection with motors, valves, filters, and sensors into a high-quality system. The focus of the role will be supporting all phases of a project, including concept and research; estimating cost; component selection; network design; panel design; layout; purchasing; device troubleshooting; PLC programming; HMI tagging; and FAT support. You will be responsible for working with the Nestlé team, and the vendors to hit the project timeline for a successful startup of the factory. This is a day shift opportunity.

The following are the job responsibilities that will be required:

Project Management:

  • Review User Requirement Specification (URS) and make the necessary Electrical and Automation recommendations based on Nestlé standards.
  • Develop scope of work according to Nestlé guidelines and review the bids accordingly.
  • Develop necessary timeline and schedule to keep track of milestones, parts ordered, and vendor commitments.


  • Review/Build electrical design using AUTOCAD according to Nestlé standards
  • Review/Create electrical schematics along with necessary electrical calculations and SISTEMA documentation.
  • Review/ Build Pneumatic Designs needed for the projects.
  • Review/Build control design and MCC designs with vendors and make sure Nestlé standards are being followed.
  • Bill of Materials (BOM) – Review/Create the BOM using the electrical and pneumatic schematics and keep track of the materials delivery.
  • Understanding P&ID and working with valves and instruments related to process areas.
  • Building FDS based on process descriptions and interacting with cross functional team to build the FDS.

PLC Programming:

  • Review/Build Process control Descriptions (PCD) and Functional Design Specifications (FDS) for various equipment and machines as needed.
  • Review/Create PLC tagging using Nestlé S88 document.
  • Review/Design PLC program in Rockwell Studio 5000 and Siemens TIA where necessary and making sure NEAT toolbox 7 is followed where necessary.
  • Create/Review communication exchange signals between PLCs.
  • Create checklist for FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Site Acceptance Test) according to Nestlé guidelines.

HMI/SCADA Development:

  • Review/Build HMI screens using Wonderware Software and NEAT 7.0 guidelines.
  • Create a simulation plan to review various functionality of SCADA like recipe management, product routes, and CIP routes.
  • Review and work with vendors to make sure the HMI screens and SCADA controls are intuitive. Work with operations team to achieve the same.


  • Work with cross functional teams and develop action plans to facilitate E&A objectives for the factory.
  • Recommend and drive actions to build smart and cohesive systems for seamless integration with other systems.
  • Participate and lead standardization, cost savings, and manufacturing process improvement initiatives.
  • Streamline engineering processes by creating Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).
  • Providing support to process control and process monitoring equipment software design, commissioning, testing, and corrective action.

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent required.
  • 3+ years of experience in electrical or Controls/Automation or mechatronics engineering roles required.
  • Experience in food and beverage industry is preferred.
  • CAD proficiency: AutoCAD
  • Expertise in drafting electrical schematics with power and control systems.
  • Experience programming and troubleshooting PLC ladder logic, structured text, and function blocks using Studio 5000 is required.
  • Experience in SCADA and HMI programming using Wonderware software is required.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and all Microsoft Office products
  • Trained in industry standards like OSHA and UL requirements.


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