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Plant Engineer - Manufacturing

Anchor Glass Container

Anchor Glass Container

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Job Title

Plant Engineer - Manufacturing

About Us:

Anchor Glass Container Corporation, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is a leading North American manufacturer of premium glass containers with six, strategically located production facilities throughout the US. Founded in 1983, Anchor serves many of the most iconic and recognizable consumer packaging brands in the beer, beverage, spirits and food industries. Anchor Glass Container Corporation strives to exceed customer expectations through unrelenting attention to detail. What we do goes beyond glass making. We find incredible meaning in all the small things that create enriching experiences for customers and consumers alike. Everything we do – creating, customizing, shipping, collaborating – we do with the customer’s best interests in mind. Each solution is the result of a thousand-and-one details coming together in brilliant succession, thanks to our team of experts that do whatever it takes to make life easier and more enjoyable for our customers. With over 2,000 US-based team members, Anchor Glass has the size and scale to service all of your glass packaging needs, without the complexity and bureaucracy associated with larger suppliers. Excellence is in the details!

Job Summary

This is a very hands-on position that will spend 75% of time on production floor and 25% in office. Designs, develops, and tests electronic systems, components, or circuits for use within equipment or machinery. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments. Applies principles and techniques of electrical engineering to accomplish goals. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Design and layout installation of electrical and electronic equipment associated with a manufacturing production line, including 480 volt 3 phase power distribution, 120 volt 1 phase power, 24 volt DC, PLC and communication networks.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for materials and labor required for installations.
  • Supervise installation of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Utilize schematics, drawings, wiring diagrams and instruction manuals to install and repair electrical and electronic control systems.
  • Utilize VOM, ammeter and oscilloscope and other engineering tools to troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment, controls and automation.
  • Utilize latest software and automation devices and equipment to develop creative solutions to support operational needs.
  • Commission and fine tune control systems, working individually or as a member of a team of other engineers, technicians, and contractors.
  • Examine needs on new equipment, calculate costs and help prepare budgets.


  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and minimum 2-4 years of experience in engineering field or in a related area.
  • Preferred minimum 2 years experience providing technical service and /or engineering support in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and instruction manuals.
  • Demonstrated project management and troubleshooting ability.
  • 30-40% travel required.
  • PC skills including AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Word and Microsoft Project.
  • Experience with electrical/mechanical CAD, Allen Bradley PLCs, Studio 5000, various HMI interfaces (Proface, FTView ME/SE), VFDs including but not limited to PowerFlex 525, Yaskawa V1000, Leroy Somer DigiDrive, and experience with various networking equipment.
  • Ability to perform Root Cause Analysis and develop plans from resulting findings.
  • Installation, programming, troubleshooting automation axis controls.