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Pactiv Electrical /Controls Engineer in Moorhead, Minnesota

Electrical/Controls Engineer

This position is responsible for supporting production and maintenance in six Molded Fiber facilities in North America by assisting with troubleshooting, providing technical support and proposing engineering changes to improve efficiency and decrease costs. To finish assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications and within schedule and budget limitations, coordinating activities of engineering team, contractors and vendors.

The position can be located in Macon, GA, Moorhead, MN, Plattsburg, NY or Red Bluff CA.

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assumes responsibility for capital projects from proposal, through design and implementation.

  • Develops specifications for equipment as well as performance requirements; sets schedule of procedures and maintenance tasks as required to maintain equipment in prescribed condition.

  • Advises internal customers of delays, changes and/or problems.

  • Assist with maintaining up to date library of PLC programs.

  • Providing support on PLCs, DC drives as well as maintaining drawings and documentation of control processes and schematics. Perform the day to day hardware and software enhancements for the continuous improvement of overall plant operations.

  • Work with maintenance personnel in the development of electrical and control designs.

  • Assist maintenance with technical problems with plant systems and equipment. Support maintenance with spare parts recommendations, train maintenance personnel, and keep electrical system documentation up to date in both the maintenance library and at machine locations.

  • Communicates effectively with employees, supervisors and managers in troubleshooting equipment to ensure minimal equipment downtime and peak equipment efficiency.

  • Up to 75% travel. Employee will be able to maintain a home office or work from one of six Molded Fiber facilities located throughout North America. Passport and international travel required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering (or equivalent knowledge gained through years of experience) with knowledge of power distribution systems and digital controls.

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in a fast-paced manufacturing role is required.

  • This position requires strong analytical skills and attention to detail are a must.

  • Candidates must be able to program solid state DC drives and PLCs. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter with minimal input beyond original direction.

  • A “Team Member” mentality and willingness to work with others to accomplish a common goal is a must.

  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs, drives, servos and various forms of instrumentation is also required.

At Pactiv, continuous innovation and development has secured our place as one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of foodservice and food packaging products. Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Want to learn more? Visit

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