OwensboroRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Owensboro jobs

Electrical Engineer (Automation)

Company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Location: Owensboro
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Electrical Engineer (Automation)

Job Description

Electrical Engineer (Automation)

Owensboro, KY

Captain of your own mind

We're looking for individuals who solve problems and make decisions based on their own observations and experience - people who have the confidence to handle issues as they arise - people who are the really valuable contributors. If you're a responsible person who knows when to push the boundaries, we're interested. Very interested.

Position Purpose:

Provide technical expertise and support in the implementation and optimization of the SMOM (Smart Manufacturing Operation Management) systems platform and associated processes to support sector objectives.

The person is a recognized resource for SMOM and possesses high standards of professional performance. Leads and delivers the analysis, design, configuration, customization, testing, deployment and support for applications and technology within a specified business process area. Performs leading-edge work and develops innovative approaches/solutions. This role is viewed as an expert in complex application environments, encompassing both business process understanding and technical expertise. Key personal skills include analyzing, flexibility, initiative, personal development, technical knowledge, tenacity and written communications. Key team skills include oral communication, organizing and personal sensitivity.

Key Customers:

KCP Regional SMOM Team, Mill Managers, Engineering Teams, IT Specialists, GSC Digital Manufacturing Team


Receives work direction from the Digital Transformation Leader and reports through the mill organization.

People with hands-on experience influence many of our most important decisions

We believe that no one understands the needs and challenges of everyday jobs better than the people who actually perform them. That's why your point of view is considered when decisions are made as to what is working and what can be made better. Our diverse, welcoming environment assures that every person is appreciated, respected, and offered growth opportunities in return for their unique perspectives and skills. Got ideas? We'd like to hear from you.


  • Bachelor's degree. Professional experience with a minimum of 3-5 years of Information Technology or Engineering experience including working directly with business clients.
  • Experience of leading assigned IT Projects and/or Programs.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems (ie GE Plant Apps, OSI PI Historian, etc) and manufacturing operations based IT solutions.
  • Possess or demonstrate the ability to learn SAP ERP activities.
  • Thorough knowledge of Windows 10 operating systems.
  • Detailed knowledge and advanced ability in MS Office.
  • Detailed knowledge and advanced capability in process controls (PLC/SCADA/HMI) and IIoT.
  • Detailed knowledge of electrical and systems safety.
  • Ability to identify and solve computer hardware/software problems.
  • Ability to self-manage with little direct supervision.
  • Acceptable performance level (including attendance).
  • Be available by phone to respond to call-ins for service and be available to travel for business needs.
  • Experience with deploying and driving execution via performance measurement, benchmarking, and related visual management.
  • Ability to work in a virtual team which may work across distance (remote), cultures and time zones, in a matrix with multiple reporting lines, and may extend outside the K-C organization including suppliers, partners and customers.

Dimension: Varies widely, depending on project scope and sector needs.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical and operational expertise to achieve quick and timely solutions to SMOM related problems within all site asset team areas.
  • Provide day to day support for SMOM requests and trouble-shoot issues impacting system functionality or integrity.
  • Ensure the success of SMOM by providing technical expertise and effective facilitation of the process.
  • Develop and maintain data flows into SMOM (manual entries, PLC inputs, etc.) for generating information from SMOM (reports, dashboards etc.) to drive improved. visibility and faster decision making for asset teams, engineers and site leadership.
  • Provide support for developing and implementing plans and programs for sustaining the long term growth of SMOM to meet sector objectives.
  • Gain and sustain SMOM knowledge by obtaining appropriate training and through interaction with corporate Digital Manufacturing networks.
  • Communicate (through monthly reports, outstanding project lists, task status summaries, etc.) all relevant SMOM issues to provide key stakeholder information.
  • Ensure all system documentation is maintained, kept up to date and accessible.
  • Contribute as a technical team member to various situations, projects and activities not included in other principal accountabilities to assist in the accomplishment of established objectives.
  • Build organizational capability in digital manufacturing through key user training and support.
  • Drive evolution of digital transformation journey through new technology and capability introduction and implementation.
  • Ownership of best practices around KCP Industrial Control Systems, OPC Interfaces, Modbus, RS Linx, etc.
  • Work within a manufacturing environment with an understanding of KPI's, Operation Efficiency (OEE).
  • Provide hands on support, additionally responsible for gathering business requirements for system enhancements.
  • Coordination of mill specific projects relating to MES & integration to existing & new systems.
  • Lead problem-solving with the ability to collaborate and communicate at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure hardware components, Servers, Networking, Firewalls. Experience of scanner / handheld & labelling technologies.

Critical Skills:

  • Initiative - Influencing events to achieve goals, originating action, introducing one's thoughts or actions into a situation.
  • Analyzing - Systematically securing relevant information, relating and comparing data from different sources, and identifying key issues.
  • Tenacity - Staying with a plan of action until the desired objective is achieved or is no longer reasonable attainable.
  • Communication - Exceptional communication skills with verbal and written fluency in English.
  • Planning - Developing programs of action to accomplish objectives.
  • Integrity - Maintaining ethical and organizational norms.
  • Thoroughness - Completing and maintaining accuracy of even the smallest aspects of assigned tasks.
  • Creativity - Generating or recognizing imaginative solutions and innovations in work related situations.
  • Personal Sensitivity - Demonstrating a consideration for the feelings and needs of others and awareness of self.
  • Project / Change Management - Adhering to a plan, finding problem cause, and modifying the plan when necessary to achieve the desired results. Facilitating acceptance of change through change management methodologies.
  • Technical/Functional - Demonstrating overall job knowledge, along with the willingness and ability to apply that knowledge to achieve results and contribute to team growth.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will be decided in K-C's sole discretion.

Primary Location


Additional Locations

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type


Time Type

Full time

Keywords: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Owensboro , Electrical Engineer (Automation), Other , Owensboro, Kentucky

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Kentucky jobs by following @recnetKY on Twitter!

Owensboro RSS job feeds