Pactiv Plant Electrical Engineer - PLC Controls & Power Distribution in Grottoes, Virginia

Plant Electrical Engineer - PLC Controls & Power Distribution

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

Job Description:

  • 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.

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

  • Provides support on PLCs, and AC and DC drives as well as maintaining drawings and documentation of control processes and schematics.

  • Performs the day-to-day hardware and software enhancements for the continuous improvement of overall plant operations.

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

  • Assists maintenance with technical problems with plant systems and equipment.

  • Supports 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.

  • Schedules routine maintenance on the plant electrical distribution equipment and provides on-call support for maintenance.

  • Verifies system performance by testing functioning of installed equipment.

  • Qualifications:*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred, or equivalent knowledge gained through years of experience, with knowledge of power distribution systems and digital controls.

  • Five (5) years of related experience in a fast-paced manufacturing role is required.

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are necessary.

  • Must be able to program solid-state DC and AC drives and Allen Bradley PLCs.

  • Must be very proficient in Wonderware and be able to program PanelView HMIs.

  • Ability to manage licenses for Rockwell Software and Wonderware on multiple computers.

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. Our global force of almost 12,000 team members allows us to supply packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice industries around the world. Over the years, Pactiv has consistently outpaced the competition in safety, innovation and strategic acquisitions. Want to learn more? Visit

Pactiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-TM1 ”IND1P”