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Automation Controls Engineer

Modesto, California
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world's most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.

SALARY: $89,000 - $132,000

+ $5,000 sign-on bonus

Budweiser. Bud Light. Stella Artois. Michelob ULTRA. That's right, over 100 of America's most loved brands, to be exact. But there's so much more to us than our top-notch portfolio of beers, seltzers, and more. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and we're looking for people like you to join our shared dream and purpose. We dream big to create a future with more cheers. Are you up for the Challenge?


If you are interested in a hands-on, continuous improvement-oriented, fast-paced role in a world-class manufacturing environment then our Automation Controls Engineer role is for you. Attending production meetings, creating and executing action plans to meet critical metrics, troubleshooting equipment concerns on the fly, developing relationships with technicians, influencing change, and growing technology and as a leader are all elements of this great opportunity.


  • Lead efforts to support improvement in safety and quality performance.

  • Support plant operations by maintaining process control systems

  • Provide training and sophisticated troubleshooting to the site.

  • Implement standards at the site that ensure the global consistency of manufacturing systems.

  • Establish and maintain close relationships with Plant operations team, Plant quality team, and the CAPEX Engineering Team

  • Own the implementation of process improvement and/or innovation-based projects.

  • Utilize problem solving/6 Sigma lean manufacturing to achieve both financial/operational performance targets.

  • Support CAPEX Engineers for viability and cost return projects

  • Willingness to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays to support the brewery operations and project execution


  • Experience as Systems Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Manager, Computer Engineer

  • Experience in Industrial Automation using Rockwell / Siemens/ B&R Automation PLCs or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of Industrial Network Communication protocols (Ethernet, DeviceNet)

  • Ability to read electrical and mechanical system drawings.

  • Sophisticated troubleshooting skills with high-speed manufacturing equipment such as AC/DC motors, VFDs, PLCs, servo motors, and PLC I/O modules.

  • Experience with instrumentation

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation; technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to extract, evaluate, and utilize data for process improvement from applicable systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical degree or technical certification equivalent

  • Experience with Siemens, Rockwell Industrial Automation software, or equivalent software.

  • Mechanical troubleshooting experience in high-speed packaging and/or highly automated continuous process environment preferred.

  • Experience in systems configuration and maintenance.

  • Basic knowledge of SAP

  • Experience with coaching and training skilled trades in a unionized environment

Anheuser-Busch has always dreamed big. It's who we are as a company. It's our culture. It's our heritage. But more than ever, it's our future. A future where we're always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life's moments. Even when they're hard. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. Together. To reimagine what a beer company can be. And what Anheuser-Busch can do. Where we provide more opportunity for our people, lift up our neighbors, and make a meaningful difference in the world. This future is our purpose. A future that everyone can celebrate, and everyone can share in. A future with more cheers.


  • Relocation assistance available

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus

  • Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness and Tax-Advantaged Savings and Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance and Disability Income Protection

  • Generous Parental Leave and FMLA policies

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings options with a company matching contribution

  • Chance to work in a fast-paced environment among a company of owners

  • Free Beer!


As the leading global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Anheuser-Busch is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Anheuser-Busch Careers website as a result of your disability. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Job Reference: 674202703-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Anheuser-Busch
  • Location: Modesto, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent