Industrial Automation Controls Designer

Job Locations US-KS-Tecumseh
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/15/2021 10:43 AM)
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 Futamura is committed to its employees and their families by offering one of the most competitive benefits packages in the market.  We can likely beat your current company on insurance premium costs, levels of coverage, out of pocket expenses and savings toward retirement.  They’re too good to cover in detail in an ad.  If you are selected for an interview, we can provide you with the details.  Compare our plan to what you are currently paying; we can likely increase your care and save you some money in your paycheck!


Medical Insurance

401K + Company Match

Dental Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

Vision Insurance

Prescription Benefits

Generous Time Off

Company-Paid Disability Insurance

Holiday Pay

Company-Paid Life Insurance


Flexible Spending Account


This position works in our Electrical Maintenance Department. 


We make NatureFlex and Cellophane packaging films.  These are biodegradable and compostable products to help reduce plastic pollution around the world!  Since they are made from renewal wood pulp as a raw material, we essentially make transparent paper.  Join us and we will show you how.


Compostable packaging is a rapidly expanding market.  As a result, Futamura is in the process of a major expansion with plans to increase our production by 50% in 2020.    We are looking for good people with a drive for advancement to come join our team. 

The Futamura Group was established in Japan in 1950 and is now a global operation specializing in high added value packaging products. Our products are shipped around the world and utilized by major brands and specialized markets. 




The Control Designer position is responsible for the design, configuration and integration of complex control systems, with the focus on supporting and improving production equipment and automation. Provides implementation services as part of a project team.

Duties include:

  • Prepare project scopes of work, preliminary design concepts, and cost estimates for projects
  • Participates in gathering field data and preparing project specifications
  • Design, develop, test, and support controls systems which include pneumatics, servos, VFD’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens and pushbuttons.
  • Program PLCs and HMI using SIMATIC Step 7 / TIA Portal / WinCC / Ignition programming software
  • Create documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams and electrical drawings
  • Provide industrial electrical hands-on experience installing and troubleshooting, 480V 3-phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives are observed for all work completed
  • Confirms equipment performance by conducting tests and final commissioning of equipment
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Other duties as assigned.


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively listen to, read, and understand information; accurately retains and retrieves information; relays clear and concise information in both written and oral form.
  • 2 years formal training in the electrical field from a vocational school or greater
  • Minimum 1 year experience in Industrial Automation/Control Systems
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Familiarity with electrical engineering design standards, including NEC, NFPA, and UL standards
  • Fluent in electrical schematics and related machine diagrams
  • Proficient in troubleshooting/specifying/installing electrical machine tool hardware, including: servos, motors, Variable Frequency Drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components
  • Familiarity with panel wiring and electrical assembly of PLCs, PLC components, HMIs etc.
  • Ability to interpret and understand policies, procedures, electrical schematics and relate them to others
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD/AutoCAD Electrical design software
  • Demonstrated focus on safety and quality.


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