Engineer, Controls


Eddystone, PA, US, 19022

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

Design, develop and maintain electrical and automation systems to high specifications, focusing on:

  • Safety; Reliability; Quality; Sustainability and Cost Savings.

Manage projects from the concept and detail of the design through to implementation, testing and handover. Execute electrical and PLC modification with internal teams, external vendors. Define the electrical standards for the plant.


Essential Functions:


Typical duties will include but not be limited to the preparation and/or modification of the following:

  • Identifying internal requirements;
  • Designing internal standards;
  • Reading design specifications and technical drawings;
  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales;
  • Working to BS and EN standards;
  • Defining “scopes of work’ for electrical/PLC parts of projects;
  • Supporting process engineer on improvement projects;
  • Liaising with other department;
  • Attending meetings on site;
  • Designing and conducting tests;
  • Recording, analyzing and interpreting test data;
  • Proposing modifications and retesting equipments;
  • Servicing and maintaining equipment for all production lines;
  • Monitoring a product in use so as to improve on future design


Job Requirements:



  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in electrical engineering.
  • Over Three years of experience in industrial food process environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Team player with good communication skills

Skills and Special Requirements/Licensing:

  • Experience in major investments projects is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Siemens systems / PLC programming is a plus.
  • Prior experience in the design, programming, start-up, or troubleshooting of industrial control systems, such as motion/servo controllers, variable frequency drives, PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, SQL databases and reports, industrial communication networks, process instrumentation, and up to 480V electrical control equipment.
  • Lean manufacturing/ Kaisen knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Suite.
  • Knowledge of instrument installation.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
  • Background screening including previous employment, education, criminal history, and driving record verification.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.