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Motrex LLC Process Controls Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa


Do you thrive on being the go-to person to solve your employer’s greatest technical challenges? Are you a self-motivated, independent, individual who is eager to take on new challenges and make a difference? Stryten Energy is hiring a Process Controls Engineer for our growing corporate automation engineering team. We are looking for someone who capitalizes on a hands-on approach, and has a continuous learning attitude to drive our increasing automation needs in the Manchester, Iowa facility. The role is highly visible and impacts our manufacturing efficiency, rate, operator safety, uptime, among other critical manufacturing targets. You will help Stryten as we drive to the next level of manufacturing automation. We are searching for engineers that thrive on this kind of responsibility and take pride knowing the impact they’ll have in this role.

Reporting through the automation engineering team, while your primary focus will be on our Manchester site, you will be part of a team that spans the entire organization. This team is known for its creative problem solving and troubleshooting, its novel approaches to traditional process’, and its collaboration with the various teams within Stryten.

With 8 manufacturing facilities in the US, there are always opportunities to move up or around within the company. Stryten has an engineering career progression ladder that allows engineers to progress in the organization in either an individual contributor or managerial role.

Read below for the formal description. Apply to learn more about our new projects for the upcoming year where you’ll play a key role in our manufacturing plants and other key initiatives.

Apply online or text strytenjobs to 97211 to begin your pre-screening process!


  • The Automation Engineer will be the go-to person for new process improvement recommendations and designs and critical troubleshooting events, and new process improvement recommendations and designs

  • Take ownership of all the automation aspects of our equipment

  • Gather data on manufacturing processes, analyzing them for optimal improvement opportunities.

  • Develop upgrade plans for manufacturing equipment and roll them out on all like equipment.

  • Create PID loops for critical process controls to improve process capabilities

  • Build SCADA and MES solutions to improve our manufacturing efficiency and help drive strategic process improvements

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the processes at our facilities

  • Grow knowledge of the facility team and gain their trust

  • Take a hands-on approach to improvements

  • Improve uptime on manufacturing equipment

  • Increase production speed at the current quality requirements and uptime

  • Isolate critical data outputs of the process and define indicators of key process performance

  • Foster strong relationships with members of the operations team and vendors

  • Work at all levels across the organization

  • Grow expertise in Automation, MES, Industry 4.0 and IIoT


  • BS or greater in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering or STEM related field.

  • 3-5 years of hands on experience in process or manufacturing engineering, with a track record of driving operational excellence

  • Proven record of successfully operating independently with little or no direct supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze processes looking for improvements in efficiency as well as product quality, layout of equipment, workflow and safety.

  • Experience developing training and technical documents to present and/or instruct others on new process changes or machine modifications.

  • Proven experience with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, AutomationDirect, Mitsubishi, Omron, Aromat, or Toshiba but Allen Bradley is preferred

  • Experience with all Rockwell software packages including but not limited to RS Logix 5, 500 and 5000, Factory Talk view designer, RS Networks, Panelbuilder, kepserver and related communications packages.

  • Familiar with motion controls systems, servos and modern sensor types and uses.

  • Experience in HMI and/or Operator Interface programming and configuration of any of the following software packages Ignition, Wonderware, Intellution, Factory Talk View, GE Cimplicity, Ci-Tech, Iconics, Siemens, or US Data is a requirement for this role, and Ignition is preferred

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and database softwares

  • Familiar with industrial networking technologies including Ethernet/IP, Controlnet and Devicenet

  • Familiar with all aspects of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic machine systems (power sources, energy control, motion devices)

  • Proficient with CAD drawing packages and able to and/or update drawing packages as needed

  • Six sigma certification is a strong plus

About the work environment:

  • You will work in both office and manufacturing environments. Battery manufacturing employs chemicals, heat and heavy equipment, and as such you will at times be exposed to lead, fumes, noise, dirt, hazards, and chemicals, and in all cases will be provided with appropriate PPE.

  • You must be able to see, hear and speak; able to sit, stand for at least two hours at a time, sit, bend, crawl, squat, kneel and climb able to use both arms and hands to use a computer and peripherals and lift 40 pounds from floor level, able to work below ground level in confined spaces and on stationary or mobile elevated platforms, able to wear respirator and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as required, able to climb stairs.

  • Limited travel may be required for this position.

EEO Statement

Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Energy helps solve the world’s most pressing energy challenges with a broad range of energy storage solutions across the Essential Power, Motive Power, Transportation, Military and Government sectors. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized companies to meet the growing demand for reliable and sustainable energy storage capacity. Stryten powers everything from submarines to subcompacts, microgrids, warehouses, distribution centers, cars, trains and trucks. Our stored energy technologies include advanced lead, lithium and vanadium redox flow batteries, intelligent chargers and energy performance management software that keep people on the move and supply chains running. An industry leader backed by more than a century of expertise, Stryten has The Energy to Challenge the status quo and deliver top-performing energy solutions for today and tomorrow. Learn more

Job Locations IA-Manchester | IA-Waterloo | IA-Dubuque | IA-Cedar Rapids

Requisition ID 2023-4037

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 913 South 10th Street

Postal Code 52057