1st shift Controls Engineer – AmeriQual Foods – Evansville, IN

AmeriQual Foods is seeking a motivated, dependable team player to take on the duties of 1st shift Controls Engineer.  This position acts as a team leader, guiding team members through the problem solving process. Higher level troubleshooting and problem solving on intricate food packaging systems will be a regular occurrence.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interpreting blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings
  • Supervising installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment and systems
  • Developing proper preventative maintenance procedures to ensure equipment functions according to specification
  • Complying with all safety and environmental regulations
  • Supervising and guiding a team of maintenance technicians
  • Communicate production issues with all levels of operations management
  • Closely monitor ever-changing production schedule to plan projects and repairs requiring machine downtime to coincide with production scheduling demands


  • 4 year degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, mechatronics, or related field
  • 3+ years experience in controls/mechanical engineering in manufacturing setting strongly preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and AutoCAD
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and anticipate changing project needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational skills
  • Team mentality with the ability to multitask and prioritize

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.   Position will also frequent the production floor, so operating in standard seasonal warehouse and food processing plant temperature conditions will be required. Lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing/pulling/moving objects, and using specialized tools, equipment, and machines is required. Duties include intricate repairs, which will require working in, on, and around complex machinery and packaging systems, requiring a high level of manual dexterity. Work is completed in a facility where nuts, fruits and other allergens are present.

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Benefits Statement

Note: Not all benefits apply to all openings or locations.

  • Medical Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Disability, Long and Short Term
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health Clinic – FREE medical care and prescriptions (for associates / dependents covered under our medical plan)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Time
  • Paid Uniform Service
  • 401(k) Program
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • Attendance Incentive Program
  • Paid Weekly

Legal Statement
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply in person or submit a résumé via mail, fax, or email.

AmeriQual Foods
18200 Highway 41 North
Evansville, IN 47725

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fax: (812) 612-0189