Hello potential future Oatly employee. It’s us, the original oatmilk company that started in Sweden back 25 or so years ago and has since expanded to the U.S. where we’ve continued growing at a rate such that we need more brilliant minds to come work with us to keep the momentum going and the oatmilk flowing.
Joining our team here and now is especially exciting as our plant in Millville is the first production facility Oatly has built in the United States. Totally oatsome, right?
Sustainability, health, and transparency are the core values that guide everything we do. Basically, we exist to make it easy for people to eat better and live healthier lives without recklessly taxing the planet’s resources in the process. If any of this resonates with you, then maybe you’d like work for Oatly, too. Now onto the formal stuff.
We are looking for a Controls and Automation Engineer to join our team. This role will be responsible for providing technical leadership for our sites in support of electrical and controls. This role serves to improve the safety, reliability and productivity of our manufacturing processes through tactical support and project execution. You will drive production process improvements, assist with introduction of new products and support/lead capital improvement projects as necessary.
Here are the things we want to hire you to do:
Assist with completion and startup of our new production facility
Drive productivity through a strategic use of technology from feasibility to completion
Provide tactical and strategic operations support to reduce/eliminate issues associated with equipment, performance, quality and safety
Manage electrical and controls architecture
Identify and justify lead applicable electrical and controls capital projects
Manage relationships with collaborators; plant cross-functional teams, contractors, integrators and corporate engineering resources
Maintain the plant electrical safety program
Develop electrical and controls facility master plan, support development of the capital plan and manage obsolescence in each area of the plant
Provide technical support to the Operations, Quality and Maintenance functions with the aim of reducing manufacturing defects
Respond to manufacturing issues as they occur
Work cross-functionally with R&D, Quality, HR, maintenance, Finance, Sales, Marketing and other departments as required
Here are the things we think you need:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET-accredited program preferably in electrical or controls engineering
5+ years of related experience in process automation
Experience with Rockwell/Allen Bradley
SQL and Network Architecture preferred
Hardware application, programming and integration experience
Ability to interpret and apply the NEC, NFPA 70E, Corporate and other standards to the plant equipment and projects
Experience leading and managing 3rd party electrical contractors and controls integrators
Experience with process/packaging control, equipment specifications and panel design
Ability to troubleshoot PLC’s at the code level and troubleshoot equipment and wiring
Understanding of and experience with power distribution equipment
Strong project management skills, including estimating, scheduling, quote request generation, bid analyses, cost tracking and compliance, project issue resolution, installation and start-up support and training
Strong communication and presentation skills applied to multiple organizational levels: production floor, internal managers and senior management
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
And here’s another list of qualities we think make a good Oatly team member:
You feel connected to our mission of encouraging health, sustainability, and transparency
You are a self-starter who doesn’t need direct supervision to motivate you for success – we believe strongly in building a culture of individual accountability and ownership and need partners that can embrace that mentality
You are ready to make your mark in a smaller, growing brand leveraging your experience to deliver amazing results and build an outstanding company
You have entrepreneurial spirit in that you’re comfortable with ambiguity and are energized by the process of building something lasting from the ground up
You enjoy sharing your quirkiness and talents with your coworkers
Another bulleted list felt redundant, so we wrote this long sentence with all the ways we sweeten the deal to work with us, like providing flexible vacation for starters, really great benefits with 100% medical coverage, genuinely great coworkers who want to see the company and each other succeed, a start-up vibe with an established company history, and an employee discount to stock your fridge full of the best non-dairy alternative in the world.
Another bulleted list felt redundant, so we wrote this long sentence with all the ways we sweeten the deal to work with us, like providing 20 days paid vacation, really great benefits with 100% medical coverage for employee, genuinely great coworkers who want to see the company and each other succeed, and a start-up vibe with an established company history.
Oatly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.