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Senior Controls Engineer


Swedesboro, NJ, US, 08085

Job Type:  Maintenance

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 14 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.




The incumbent will be responsible to train and coordinating the efforts of Electro-Mechanics on all shifts and assist as necessary in troubleshooting and documentation of root cause failure analyses.  Will maintain systems including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and network sub-systems. Work by direction from the Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Planner, and/or Maintenance Manager, ensuring that the maintenance and production schedules are adhered to.



  • Maintain current documentation of all electrical and control systems including device hardware and software.
  • Assist Mechanics and Electro-Mechanics in troubleshooting and repair of electrical or controls related failures.
  • Train and coordinate activities of Electro-Mechanics on all shifts as necessary.
  • Work from offsite locations occasionally to assist with equipment troubleshooting and repair.
  • Maintain production equipment while running on a product production schedule. Perform electrical and mechanical inspections safely while equipment is in production.
  • During equipment down days, the Senior Controls Engineer will coordinate work on the production lines taking care of any corrective, preventive, or scheduled repairs in accordance with the company and/or machine vendor specification.
  • In the event of an equipment breakdown, the Senior Controls Engineer will oversee the Electro-Mechanical Technician to determine the cause of the trouble, and repair and return the equipment back into production in the shortest time period. 
  • Complete assigned tasks in accordance with government codes and regulations, GMP, safety, quality control, company programs, and procedures.
  • Primarily performs preventive, scheduled, or corrective repairs on batching and continuous process control systems, their networks, AC/DC and servo drives, pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical components.
  • Maintain plant secondary systems for the supply of steam, hot and chilled water, pneumatic air, electrical power, refrigeration, HVAC, and emissions control (oxidation).
  • Maintain work records in accordance with work orders, backlog, and job assignment system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  •  AS/AAS degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering preferred or equivalent High school/military and practical experience in a related field with a background in full machine and electrical control system design, installation, and commissioning.
  • Working knowledge of control system projects including Machine layout, control drawings, P&ID, system interconnection drawings, and the understanding of local and distributed control.
  • Proficient in the use of basic to advance programming design and configuration concepts using A/B-Rockwell, Siemens, and Mitsubishi software packages.
  • Knowledge of Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi software, and preventative maintenance software preferred.
  • Depending on location, may require various licenses by local, county, state, or federal agencies. Requires valid driver’s license.






Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.