Electrical Controls Engineer

City:  Vernon, CA
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US


Who are we?


PABCO® Paper, a division of PABCO® Building Products LLC, has provided quality paper products and service for over 25 years.  PABCO® Paper produces paper products from recycled content for gypsum board paper covering, bakery boxes, and more.

Here at our Vernon location, we make Paper Products. Your job as a Electrical Controls Engineer is to help manage electrical maintenance, installations, and repairs.

The Electrical Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining existing processes and configuring manufacturing controls & automation systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the manufacturing process.  Design and engineer processes and equipment with safety, quality and efficiency in mind.


What you'll do:

  • Design, commission, troubleshoot, and support industrial controls & electrical infrastructures.
  • Learn, create, and optimize company standards for electrical & controls systems installs, procedures, safety, programming, & training.
  • Develop and maintain electrical documentation & drawings.
  • Work closely with engineering & production to optimize controls.
  • Oversee contractors during installation to ensure work is accomplished in a safe & timely manner.
  • Manage vendors to ensure deliveries meet deadlines and meet required specifications.
  • Assist with or lead problem solving activities & discussions with production, management, and maintenance staff.
  • Research & identify new manufacturing technologies as they become available; Communicate new ideas to Management.
  • Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving, quality, safety, production, efficiencies, and costs.
  • Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Develop and implement innovative systems that optimize all phases of production process.
  • Ensure projects are completed on time & financial budgets are followed.



Salary range: $85,000-110,000


Experience and proficiency in the following:


  • Control Panels
  • Distribution systems
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Fault Studies
  • Site electrical One-Line diagrams
  • Motor Control Center (MCC) design
  • Power Monitoring systems


PLC Systems and hardware:

  • Relay logic, wiring I/O in control systems
  • Wireless communications, wireless and wiring & programming various types of instrumentation, understanding of control logic, etc. is preferred.


Clear Understanding of Automation components such as:

  • VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives)
  • PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers)
  • HMI’s (Human Machine Interface)



  • Ability to communicate effectively process concepts to internal and external clients.
  • Knowledge of statistics is desirable. Able to calculate power and other electrical calculations for sizing of circuits, breakers, and wire.
  • Must be able to apply general requirements into action as it applies to the plant.  Should be able to work in a team environment to accomplish goals and complete projects.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions. Understand Process control fundamentals and translate those principles into code.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Fundamental understanding of network routers, switches, IP addressing & subnetting
  • Able to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Communications and Industrial Technology. At least three (3) years of industry experience or similar work or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.



We promote a drug free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.