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Associate Manager, Site Programmer

Bay City, Michigan Job ID 17710 Apply

The Associate Manager, Site Programmer is responsible for PLC programming and small capital project management.  Programming will include both plant work and project work intended to eradicate losses, build new capabilities and/or implement new technologies.  Project management work to include projects that typically range up to $250,000.

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

You will report directly to the Site Engineering Manager and are primarily accountable for:

  • Providing process control system programming and assist in control system design for all computer-controlled machinery and processes in the manufacturing plants and for new major capital projects

  • Developing and leading capital projects up to $250,000 on time and within budget from concept through start-up

  • Providing support to the manufacturing plants to improve safety, manufacturing efficiencies, product quality, resin yield, equipment reliability and product cost

  • Investigates, drives, and assists on projects involving cost saving, process optimization, productivity improvements and replacing obsolete equipment related to existing processes utilizing common problem solving methodologies and engineering work processes

  • Estimating and analyzing the costs and benefits of various options and presenting them in a concise manner

  • Troubleshoot operational problems in the production plants as they relate to process control issues and field hardware

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 5+ years of experience leading engineering projects, PLC programming with Allen Bradley PLC5 and ControlLogix platforms and manufacturing support in a high-speed manufacturing environment

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Experience with plastic extrusion, film making, and web handling

  • SAP and Microsoft Project experience

  • Experience in Information Technology and Operational Technology, including cyber security within manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of WonderWare or other HMI programming software

  • Creates concepts, works with a mechanical designer to detail the concept, prototype it and implement it across multiple manufacturing lines

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities which fosters group commitments to goals and objectives

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Problem solving and continuous improvement tools and methodologies (Lean, 4M, 5-Why, Kaizens, PDCA, Engineering Work Processes)

  • Displays original thinking, creativity and resourcefulness which generate innovative approaches and ideas

  • Ability to builds constructive and collaborative relationships to drive results through others

  • MS Office Applications knowledge

Job Requirements:

  • Full-time with operational support outside core business hours as needed to support the 24x7 manufacturing environment

  • This position is not eligible for remote work

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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