Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

Engineering Greenfield, Massachusetts


Summary of Responsibilities:

Under nominal direction, the Controls and Instrumentation Engineer specifies, develops, and maintains control and measurement systems. Process control and instrumentation technology at SWM encompasses PLC-based manufacturing automation systems and operator interfaces. This includes computer networks, data historians, distributed control systems (DCS), special controllers (drives, stand-alone controllers, safety systems, analyzers, etc.), IoT devices and infrastructure, and associated field instruments. The Role is located at our Greenfield, MA facility and requires daily attendance.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Writes, validates, and commissions automation control (PLC, drives, HMI) programs.
  • Prepares detailed schematic drawings using CAD software.
  • Troubleshoots existing control and automation systems.
  • Identifies equipment/system controls needs (new and replacement) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists or leads in preparing asset appropriation requests.
  • Manages end to end projects from proposal development through procurement, commissioning, validation, product qualification, and production handover.
  • Collaborates with the plant and engineering team to ensure satisfactory designs and implementation of projects.
  • Manages third party project delivery.
  • Stays current concerning new research, technology, and design methodology and investigates their potential applications.
  • Stores work product (electronic files, PLC programs, etc.) and data in prescribed content locations.
  • Delivers periodic project status updates including budget, schedule, key decision, and risk
  • Travels to other SWM plants for consultation, project research, and knowledge-sharing purposes.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in an applicable engineering field (EE preferred) or 2 years equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in controls and instrumentation in an industrial manufacturing environment.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced Knowledge of current OSHA, NFPA, UL/CE and standards.
  • Skilled in articulating complex system designs and concepts in an easily understandable manner.
  • Effective personal and team management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendors with the goals of confirming design suitability.
  • Ability to program devices such as, PLCs and HMIs across multiple platforms (Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Automation Direct).
  • Demonstrated ability to program from a clean sheet of paper. 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement Variable Frequency Drives and servo control in to controls systems.
  • Demonstrated ability in Industry 4.0 implementation with historical data collection.
  • Knowledge of industrial protocols such as: Ethernet, CAN-bus, I/O Link networks.
  • Knowledge of OLE for Process Control (OPC) tools such as Kepware.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. SWM International is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at SWM, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]