• Senior Controls Engineer

    Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
    Req No.
    Maintenance & Service
    Regular Full-Time
    1st Shift
  • Overview


    Royal Cup, Inc. is the proven leader in sourcing, roasting, blending and providing high-quality coffees and fine teas since 1896 and is the chosen partner for restaurants, hotels, offices and commuters across the country.


    We are a family-owned business rooted in a longstanding tradition of coffee roasting excellence who takes pride in our unparalleled dedication to customer care.



    Royal Cup Coffee offers a competitive compensation plan and a comprehensive benefits program. On top of being a part of a well caffeinated team, the benefits program includes healthcare, dental, vision, company paid disability, 401(k), life insurance, Flexible Spending Account plan, and paid vacation. Tuition reimbursement plan includes up to 80% reimbursement per company criteria. Ongoing trainings designed to provide maximum success for our employees is offered. 


    The Senior Controls Engineer function has the following essential duties and areas of responsibility:

    • Responsible for all aspects of the plant controls systems including overseeing outside vendors that programs and troubleshoot plant controls equipment both new and existing.   
    • Provide training and guidance to shift controls technicians.
    • Troubleshoot plant’s Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s).
    • Program plant PLCs.
    • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in troubleshooting electrical control wiring issues. 
    • Manage outside maintenance contracts for plant controls including Manufacturing Execution System (MES). 
    • Responsible for root-cause analysis of plant controls issues and developing long-term solutions to these issues. 
    • Familiar with safety standards for industrial plants, including NFPA 70E standards.
    • Program HMI screens using iFix software.
    • Provide limited on-call support is required.
    • Experience with Allen Bradley (Control Logix, CompactLogix) PLCs, Panel View/ Panel View Plus HMIs and Industrial communications networks is required.
    • Experience with Modicon and Omron PLCs is a plus.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill(s), and/or abilities (including physical abilities) required to satisfactorily perform each essential duty.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • A Bachelor’s Degree is required with minimum of 7 years of experience.  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred, but other engineering degrees will be considered with applicable experience.
    • Candidate should have excellent problem solving and communication skills.
    • Experience with Modicon, Omron and Proficy iFix is a plus.
    • Proven experience in troubleshooting electrical controls.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Ability to successfully complete the pre-employment process.


    • Must be able to perform the physical demands required to carry out the essential job functions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to carry out the essential job functions.  The physical demands may include:
      • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, balancing, reaching with hands and arms, climbing, grasping, typing, reading, talking and hearing.
      • Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
      • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds with the help of another employee.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to work within the work environment characteristics experienced while performing the essential functions for this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
      • Frequently working near production machinery and occasionally near hand jacks or forklifts.
      • Frequently working in an environment with variable temperatures.

     If interested, please send resumes to latoya.lockhart@royalcupcoffee.com


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