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Automation Control Engineer

Hoosick Falls, New York
29 Jul 2022

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

The Controls Engineer will implement design and verification of new control system applications. This includes equipment upgrades associated with production of products and new controls projects and upgrades impacting equipment and facilities

The Controls Engineer will have responsibility for leading the Management of Change Process for all activities affecting equipment and facilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (electrical or mechanical)
  • 5+ years' experience in manufacturing systems design or capital project engineering
  • 5+ years' experience in programming/developing/troubleshooting/configuring PLC, HMI, DCS, and SCADA software for control systems, including control panel designs and line integration
  • Proficiency with software such as Rockwell, Autocad, Soildworks, SQL server, Panelview, RS view, FactoryTalk
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley controls/controllers and PLCs
  • General knowledge of manufacturing machinery and basic mechanical aptitude


  • Experience with Siemens and Mitsubishi controls/controllers and PLCs
  • Experience with motion control to include Servo Drives, VFD's and Stepper Drives
  • Experience with Vision Systems and Robots
  • Knowledge in network infrastructure with a focus on how it relates to the automation systems


Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences, and together, we'll create a better life.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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