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Controls & Instrumentation Electrical Engineer

Job location : Sylacauga, Alabama , United States of America
Created moment : 09/25/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03400

The Company

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers’ challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.
We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at

The Position

Controls & Instrumentation Electrical Engineer

Job Summary


The Controls & Instrumentation Electrical Engineer position located in Sylacauga, AL, will be responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and improving programmable logic controllers and distributive control systems used throughout Process Operations.  


  • Install, repair, and perform routine preventive maintenance on the programmable logic controllers and distributive control systems for the Process Operations within the entire location.

  • Design and implement complex programs for PLC, HMI, and DCS Systems.

  • Repair and troubleshoot computers and networking equipment related to process control systems.

  • Function as trainer for electrical group in PLC, HMI, and DCS systems.

  • Assist in Electrical Instrumentation & Controls Engineering on Capital Projects.

  • Work with other departments and engineering to evaluate new ideas and processes.

  • Assist Maintenance Manager in developing and following an operating budget and a Capital Project budget.

  • Function as a team player on Electrical Instrumentation & Controls and cross-functional teams and to provide resources for other teams.

  • Provide Supervision support to other areas of the Maintenance Department as needed. Implement and provide Equipment PM and PDM programs with job plans for electrical, Instrument and Controls 

  • Recommend and implement programming and/or hardware changes to control systems to support production goals.

  • Primary support and liaison with process engineering, capital engineering, and outside contractors for automation issues and improvements.


  • B.S. in Engineering (Electrical preferred) with minimum 5 years Industrial Maintenance/Controls/Instrumentation/Electrical experience.

  • Will also consider Associates Degree with 15 plus years experience. 

  • Experience repairing computers and networking equipment is a plus.

  • Produce P&IDs, panel Layouts , schematic wiring diagrams , Instrument lists , single line diagrams , engineering submittals 

  • Able to write controls narratives for systems 

 IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.


IMERYS offers competitive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching and paid vacation.

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Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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