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Date:  Jun 27, 2022
Job Req ID:  6986
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  NC
City:  Cary

Title:  Plant Systems Engineer


In the role of Plant Systems Engineer, you will have ownership for planning, executing, and providing technical expertise for plant automation control systems, data acquisition systems, electrical systems, and equipment. You will be leading the engineering portion of the Maintenance Department to deliver on action plans and contribute towards the strategic vision. As you strive towards meeting our continuous improvement goals and providing technical expertise, you will be a vital part of our facilities’ success.


Want to be a part of The Cheez-It Institute and help in determining which flavors of Cheez-It are “Ready or Not Ready”?  Join our Cary, NC facility, the home of our Cheez-It since 1921, and recipients of the State of North Carolina Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification.  Come be a part of our knowledgeable workforce which is made of a diverse culture where 48 countries are represented. Ready to hear about our Square Roots?  




  • Support and Motivation – You will report directly to the Engineering Manager, who leads with a strong technical knowledge, support, and a “never fail” attitude. Ready to be inspired and mentored?
  • System Improvement and Innovation – We plan on you driving our future with confidence and an Owner’s Mindset. You will own the performance of the plant’s PLC software systems and network, electrical drawing system, and all power systems work. This could include personnel, hardware, software, plant/system-wide architecture, and surplus assets. One of the most important aspects will be ensuring the successful delivery and use of these technologies.  
  • Project Support & Delivery – You won’t just be keeping pace, you will be setting it. You will be the lead in directing, coordinating, communicating, and interpreting policy for employees to ensure that electrical projects are thoroughly planned, scheduled, scoped, and estimated. You will work with the Processing and Packing departments, as well as develop a relationship with Global Engineering to provide and capture the scope of each project. 
  • Capability Development We grow together every day. You will be coaching, developing, and leading the engineering & maintenance support organization and daily operation leadership. You will be managing training for site resources and ensuring expertise around legal and Kellogg requirements. Plan on helping influence the budgeting process.





  • High School Diploma with substantial working experience in a related technical field
  • Strong working knowledge of Allen Bradley RS controls and software suite.  Including extensive PLC programming, VFD configuration and setup, servo drive and motion control, automation control networks, data acquisition networks, SQL server, and database.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage internal and external relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Strong influential skills when working with technicians, managers, and other resources


Bonus Points: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Technical field with extensive related working experience
  • Extensive project management experience
  • Experience with high voltage equipment
  • Possess and maintain all applicable required licenses
  • Experience with server network maintenance
  • Experience with electrical power distribution
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment drawings and schematics, equipment manuals and bills of materials
  • Ability to create, maintain and modify plant AutoCAD drawings



It’s best to apply today because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity.  To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below: 



The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link. 


If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to 



Kellogg Recruitment 


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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