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Lead Electrical & Controls Engineer

Geneva, NY, NY, United States
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Lead projects related to electrical and sustainability.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant electrical codes, safety standards, and regulatory requirements
  • Develop and implement control systems, including PLC programming, HMI design and SCADA systems
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including electrical schematics, control system diagrams, and technical specifications
  • Conduct periodic site observations and other services required by the contract service agreement.
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers, process engineers, and other stakeholders to integrate electrical and control systems into manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Provide technical support and training to production teams to ensure proper operation and maintenance of electrical and control systems.
  • Develop and grow a team of automation engineers as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
  • Some experience in PLC programming (e.g., Allen-Bradley, Siemens), HMI design, and SCADA systems.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical engineering principles, including power distribution, motor control, and instrumentation.
  • A successful candidate should have strong critical thinking, problem solving, prioritization, and data analysis skills.
  • Must have familiarity with Familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations, such as NEC, NFPA, and UL standards.
  • Experience with CAD software for electrical design (e.g., AutoCAD Electrical, EPLAN) is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and execute effectively to launch and capital execution deadlines.
  • Ability to coach and lead others to achieve results, following all safety, quality, and productivity policies and procedures
  • 5-10 years work experience in a manufacturing environment fulfilling an electrical engineer role or similar.
  • 0-3 years experience in PLC programming (e.g., Allen-Bradley, Siemens), HMI design, and SCADA systems.
The salary for this role is $85,000.00- $140,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.


About Henkel


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

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