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Pactiv Evergreen Manager Controls & Automation 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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Provide data that describes or measures the position’s scope and impact on the business. Limit the data to those areas, which the position/role influences or impacts in a measurable way, e.g., expense, budget, output measures, quantity, quality, headcount responsibility (direct and/or indirect). This role exists to provide controls engineering support to assigned product lines. The key customers are the Product Manager, manufacturing, purchasing and vendors, Technical Service Team, Field Service, and our end customers. The deliverables from this role are electrical engineering design, programming for logic controllers and visualization interface, and technical support.


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Degreed Engineer Electrical or Mechanical

  • 5-7 years’ professional experience in leadership

  • Experience in management of 8-10 people

  • Experience in managing budget of $250K - $500K.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and produce results

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people

  • Competencies:

  • Action Oriented

  • Organizing & 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. Including International travel.

Desired Experience:

  • 7-10 years’ professional experience related to this position:

  • Allen-Bradley PLC5, SLC500 and/or ControLogix hardware and programming software experience (or other vendors comparable equipment)

  • HMI configuration experience in either Wonderware, Citect, Intellution, etc.

  • Has worked with digital servo drives within last 6-8 years

  • Has worked with proximity and photo-electric switches

  • Has worked with microprocessor based transmitters

  • Has working knowledge with Windows NT, 2000 Pro, or XP Pro

  • Has controls hardware design experience

  • Has project start-up and commissioning experience

  • Has worked with Bosch-Rexroth Diax04 digital servo drives

  • Has worked with Entivity VLC programming software

  • Has in-depth working knowledge of configuring Windows 2000 Pro or XP Pro


Job Locations US-IA-Cedar Rapids

ID 2022-17681

Category Engineering

Position Type Full Time

Pay Type Salaried