Electrical Controls Engineer

Green Thumb Industries

Toledo, OH, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role

The Electrical Controls Engineer will work under the direction of the General Manager in the interim, and the Site Maintenance Manager when hired, to execute the industrial control and programming strategy for GTI’s cultivation and production facilities.  This role will oversee site-level industrial controls, networking, and security related to cultivation environments and process automation.  The Electrical Controls Engineer shall aid in the development of the industrial communication infrastructure and act to plan, deploy, and troubleshoot new functionality for site-level projects.  This role will be responsible for overseeing direction of external vendors in keeping with GTI’s goals and standards.  The right candidate for us has a strong electrical engineering background, experience in industrial networking, and is comfortable working cross-functionally with both external vendors and internal stakeholders. If you are a problem-solving, agile team player with no ego, and like to get stuff done, we want to connect!


Act as the site-level focal point/interface between the operational technology (OT), IT, and security infrastructures.

Ensure that all new site-level controls, networking, and security projects are planned and integrated in keeping with the GTI enterprise-level OT and IT direction

Work with integrators, contractors, and site personnel to bring new functionality online and to troubleshoot issues as they arise

Work with site reliability and facilities personnel to develop and execute preventative maintenance plans as relates to OT/IT/security hardware

Maintain up to date as-built records and drawings for OT, IT, and security deployments

Support maintenance, electrical, HVAC, and PLC projects in a fast-paced environment.

Support engineering, maintenance, and operations within the entire facility

Identify and solve current controls system problems by using plant, company, and external resources

Actively participate in continuous Improvement of the sites performance by supporting site's programs and Initiatives

Instruct and manage supplier and equipment buyoffs

Conduct risk assessments and system development

Generate, develop electrical drawings. Buyoff on electrical drawings from contractors

Create new controls processes for operations while facilitating training of new technology Implementations

Manage projects following GTI project management standards to achieve best results, timing, and budget

Support controls engineering of capital projects, including cost, schedule, and resources as well as participate on multi-functional teams in project execution

Support operations by providing new Ideas to optimize current systems and come up with project Ideas to solve production problems

Work In a fast-paced environment while handling multiple site projects



Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution

2+ years in Operational Technology, with experience troubleshooting and resolving electrical and control systems issues

Proficiency reading and understanding engineering drawings including electrical diagrams and P&IDs

Industrial networking/IT experience, including experience in the administration of Microsoft collaboration software and infrastructure (Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Active Directory)

CPG/Manufacturing experience is preferred

Strong verbal / written communication, presentation skills

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

Ability to manage large-scale projects from conception to implementation

Ability to work effectively with little supervision; highly independent / flexible setting priorities

Ability to manage multiple priorities and shift focus between tasks / projects

Ability to collaboratively lead / influence stakeholders across organizational functions

Demonstrated working knowledge of standard Industry PLC and SCADA/HMI systems

Rockwell, Wonderware, Niagara, or similar engineering tools and platforms are preferred

Knowledge of Industrial control networking and security measures

Experience in leading the controls engineering portion of multiple projects

Experience with GMPs (good manufacturing procedures)

Additional Requirements

Must pass any and all required background checks

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Must possess valid driver’s license

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry

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