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Berry Global Automation & Controls Engineer - Thermoforming in EVANSVILLE, Indiana


Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13billionin revenue for fiscalyear 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over290manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents,and employs over48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit

Purpose: The Automation & Controls Engineer will play a technical role in supporting new and existing “End of Line” parts handling equipment and provide electrical and controls support for other pieces of equipment throughout the plant.


  • Oversee automation projects for new and existing equipment.

  • Provide engineering support for equipment upgrades, machine replacements, and new equipment.

  • Assist with troubleshooting and repairs of mechanical, electrical and control systems.

  • Identify improvement opportunities and use a data driven approach to quantify the improvement, develop timelines, and develop budgets.

  • Communicate with various departments within the corporation to obtain information and provide project updates.

  • Research and evaluate new technologies as they pertain to the manufacturing process.

  • Understand and follow up on significant reoccurring equipment failures.

  • Lead and/or participate in cross functional teams that focus on process improvement.

  • Manage and work on various projects as requested by department leadership.

  • Provide electrical / mechanical installation support and technical expertise during project commissioning.

  • Optimize performance of automated equipment, inspection equipment, and robotic work cells.

  • Created training instructions and standard operating procedures for use in equipment implementation. Assist with training as needed.

  • Write Capital Improvement Projects with responsibilities from start to finish.

  • Responsible for adherence to all Berry, industry, and/or regulatory procedures.

  • Maintain and enforce all company safety, environmental, and department of health requirements.


  1. Associate or Bachelor degree in discipline related to automation, controls or equivalent work experience.

  2. Individual must be “Safety and Team Oriented”, a “Good Communicator”, and possess “Project Management” skills.

  3. Experience with Continuous Improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5-S, and Lean Manufacturing a plus.

  4. Strong computer skills are required. CAD and SolidWorks experience a plus as well as a good understanding of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and the ability to collect and analyze large portions of data.

  5. Machine control experience preferred:


· Servo Motor Control

· Pneumatic Control Systems

· Electrical System Control Design

· Multi Axis Robotics

  1. Must be technically capable to:

· Understand High and Low voltage controls.

· Understand and modify electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic prints as needed.

· Have the ability to troubleshoot systems utilizing skills associated with software, mechanical, and /or electrical methods.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Job ID 2021-11125

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Manufacturing