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Pactiv Evergreen Engineer III Controls in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE)is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

130 miles east of Des Moines, and 230 miles west of Chicago, Cedar Rapids is a city in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art includes many works by native Iowan painter Grant Wood. Brucemore is an estate with acres of gardens and an 1880s mansion, which houses local history displays. Nearby, Bever Park has an ice rink, a pool and farm animals. The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library offers exhibits on the history and culture of 19th-century immigrants.

Evergreen Packaging Equipment is located in the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with close proximity to Chicago. Initially begun in 1880 to service the dairy industry, EPE now manufactures gable-top carton filling machines, making Evergreen Packaging a fully vertically integrated carton provider for its customers. EPE has 170 team members and now has 1300 installed machines in over 50 countries.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

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Job Description:

The Engineer III (Controls) candidate will complete all phases of control system design and implementation within an appropriate scope of work, timeframe, and cost structure and will work under the supervision of the Controls Manager. The deliverables from this role include electrical engineering design and documentation, programming for logic controllers and visualization interfaces, and technical support for key customers.

  • For assigned product lines, maintain a fully documented and accurate electrical design and electrical controls programs that comply with established Evergreen and industry standards.

  • Maintain a cost balance for the electrical design that achieves the lowest base cost with the highest manufacturing efficiency and lowest warranty. This balance should also account for the highest operational efficiency and lowest maintenance requirement.

  • Produce electrical design/program changes to support sale orders, product improvements, change requests and non-conformances for assigned product lines.

  • Provide timely, complete, and consistent technical support to internal and external business customers as required in support of assigned product lines.

  • Support the Controls Team to increase output, standardization, and repeatability of designs and programs through developing and continuously improving engineering tools and work processes.

The Controls Engineer will to complete all phases of the assigned accountabilities to a successful conclusion within the projected scope, timeframe, and budget. The assigned projects will be completed with minimal oversight from the Controls Manager. Collaboration with fellow Controls and Mechanical engineers is key.

Assignments will typically be with newer and mid-market level models with occasional sale order specials and product extensions. A solid technical knowledge of electrical system design and programing is key for this position, where the Controls Engineer is able to handle most assignments at a standard level of technology with minimal oversight.

The Controls Engineer in this position will provide a reasonable amount of support and training for lower-level staff and be able to coordinate a portion of their work through others.



The Controls Engineer in this position will be capable of identifying and creating electrical standards, procedures, engineering tools, and process improvement initiatives with direction from the Controls Manager.

  • Degreed Engineer (preferably electrical, will consider mechanical or chemical).

  • 5-10 years of professional experiencein Rockwell Allen-Bradley Controls Platforms.

  • Design experience with Servo System is desired..

  • Proficient with CAD. AutoCad or SolidWorks is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce results.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.

  • Competencies:

  • Action Oriented

  • Organized

  • Priority Setting

  • Problem Solving

  • Drive for Results

  • Time Management

  • Customer Focus

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Functional Technical Skills

  • Learning On The Fly

  • Self Development

  • Ability to travel up to 30% and often with short notice.


Job Locations US-IA-Cedar Rapids

ID 2022-17819

Category Engineering

Position Type Full Time

Pay Type Salaried