United States, St. Louis, MO, Laundry & Home Care

PLC/Controls Specialist


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

$3,000 sign on bonus offered. (Restrictions apply)


  • Executes the operational plan of an engineering task based on engineering designs and work specifications
  • Works closely with external contractors and ensures the quality of delivered services and products
  • Sets up or adjusts complex equipment according to manufacturing specifications Identifies and implements opportunities of process optimization
  • Must have a minimum of five years satisfactory experience in industrial-type electrical maintenance work or equivalent amount of technical schooling and experience.
  • Must submit transcripts to H.R.
  • This position will be expected to lead, mentor/develop and maximize the effectiveness of the maintenance crew by utilizing advanced electrical and automation skills/experience as well as highly effective machine and process troubleshooting capability to improve plant performance
  • Extensive and deep knowledge of electrical systems, drives, instrumentation, process controls, industrial networking and communication protocols, various HMI’s, PLC’s, servo systems, safety systems and other industrial automation components and systems
  • Special emphasis on Allen Bradley PLC knowledge, troubleshooting and programming capability
  • Effective analytical troubleshooting capability with sophisticated electrical control systems on various packaging equipment and processing systems.
  • Must be a self-starter with extensive examples of self-initiated significant technical and control improvement projects
  • Resourceful and effective in a multi-tasking fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage electrical/controls/instrumentation projects from concept through installation/commissioning.
  • Pro-actively identify plant operational issues / opportunities / bottlenecks and work to continuously improve plant results
  • Apply advanced automation software programming skills to improve plant operations
  • Maintain exceptional communication and rapport with operators, maintenance personnel and management to ensure no improvement opportunities or operational needs are overlooked
  • Lead the effort to develop technical skills within the maintenance department, by developing technical documentation, in-house work-aids, as well as hardware trainers and prototypes where appropriate.
  • Lead the effort to maximize the productivity and learning opportunity afforded when OEM’s are on-site
  • Ensure knowledge is captured and then disseminated to the electrical maintenance group


  • Must have a minimum of five years satisfactory experience in industrial-type electrical maintenance work or equivalent amount of technical schooling and experience
  • Must submit transcripts to H.R.
  • Must achieve acceptable scores on Validated Assessments and assessment administered by local technical school.
  • Must be able to pass the fork truck and elevator-platform lifts certification test.
  • Must have basic capabilities in the use of test equipment.
  • Must be capable of reading and interpret electrical schematics
  • Must have experience with 120V, 240V, and 440V power distribution systems.
  • Must have programming and troubleshooting knowledge of Allen Bradley programmable controllers.
  • Must have programming knowledge of Wonderware systems
  • Must have working knowledge of equipment up to 480 volts 3 phase.
  • Must have experience with 4-20 ma instrument circuits.
  • Must be able to bend and hang conduit satisfactorily.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and other PPE as required.
  • Must have correctable vision

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore ,Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: req25626
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
Health, Disability & Life Insurance
Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
Vacation / Paid Time Off 401k Matching
401k Matching Flexible Work Policy
Flexible Work Policy Performance Bonus Incentives
Performance Bonus Incentives Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits
Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid
Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid International Career Opportunities
International Career Opportunities Employee Recognition Programs
Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.