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Electrical Engineer (PLC)

Greif offers a great working environment and the opportunity to make an immediate impact at a company where your ideas are always welcome.

Job Requisition #:

024422 Electrical Engineer (PLC) (Open)

Job Description:

Greif is a leading supplier of industrial packaging products and services, growing from its beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio, to a global footprint across more than 35 countries and 200-plus locations.


Be the best performing customer service company in the world.


We create packaging solutions for life’s essentials.


We are searching for a PLC Electrical Engineer to provide engineering support, design and implementation of machine control systems to support projects across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

This role joins Greif’s centralized Global Operations Group and can be based from a range of countries, with working from home, due to travelling (50%) to key sites across the region in interesting projects as part of a dynamic team of engineering professionals.

The overall purpose is to modify and improve control systems of existing and new equipment, components and parts to enhance or improve our drum making process.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Design and develop machine and line control systems in response to new products or manufacturing process requirements. Improve or modify existing equipment or processes.

  • Project study, calculations and concept design + detail design and documentation of machine and line control systems.

  • Provide technical guidance and support (RCPS, trouble shooting, breakdown situations, training) for the Greif drum manufacturing facilities on machine and process control systems.

  • Prepare control system and equipment specifications and order equipment.

  • Evaluate existing equipment and layout with regard to productivity, flow, energy efficiency and safety. Prepare and implement proposals for improvements.

  • Monitor & drive vendors and customers to ensure progress, deliverables and sound practices are applied.

  • Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with PLC and HMI programming skills

  • Experience in design of machine control systems - hardware and software. Project scope ranging from single machine to production line integration.

  • Strong computer skills, PLC and HMI programming knowledge and project-organisation skills.

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Systems and how to apply this in own work area ( SMED, RCPS).

  • Customer oriented, deliver turn-key solutions.

  • Ability to organize and execute projects start to finish - results driven.

  • Willingness to travel

  • Please submit your resume in English by clicking apply and completing your application via our recruitment system.




    EEO Statement:

    Electrical Engineer (PLC)

    Contract type: 
    Permanent, Full-time
    Electrical Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer
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