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Automation Engineer - Fremont, NE


Fremont, NE, US


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Automation Engineer – Fremont,NE

The Controls & Electrical Engineer is responsible for the development of the maintenance program for the C&E (Controls & Electrical) system. This role is also responsible for the integration of new projects into the factory in regard to C&E. She/he is responsible for managing C&E partners, allocating and utilizing resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co-operative, motivated and successful team. This role requires strong communication, functional/technical and project management skills in order to deliver success of projects in safely, timely and efficient manner.


What are we looking for?

  • 2 year technical degree preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in C&E position.
  • Basic understanding of engineering principals’ knowledge of engineering disciplines
  • Project management and CVS experience
  • Presentation & Communication Skills
  • Project Planning, Phasing & Prioritization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to transfer procedures and training experiences to others
  • Experience with HMIs, VFDs,


What would your key responsibilities be?

Ensure Safety Everywhere

  • Contribute to a winning environment which promotes safety.
  • Support safety, security and environmental policies
  • Own site electrical safety program
  • Execute and communicate safety practices
  • Ensure all standardized equipment and sub-equipment are compliant with Mars safety standard and local regulation.
  • Job holder has responsibilities for managing training vendors and contractors on site including ensuring the availability of quality and safety training programs

Manage C&E project deliverables in line with the project plan

  • Key member and contributor of the Pre-work, Checkout, Commissioning, Validation & Startup
  • Develop accurate and achievable project schedules
  • Lead the C&E planning and execution validation activities
  • Proactively escalate to line manager any risk of deviation
  • Execute Check-out, commissioning, validation and start-up
  • Work with Regional C&E engineer to Design and Implement C&E projects

C&E Maintenance Program

  • Develop and deploy a C&E maintenance program
  • Train maintenance technicians on C&E program along with skills to execute
  • Give direction to the Controls tech in support of the maintenance program
  • Ownership of the site calibration process

Execute C&E CVS activities

  • Execute all CVS activities including Check-out, Commissioning, Validation and Start-up


What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package. 
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision.




Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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