Controls Team Leader Italy (BW Flexible Systems)
Padua, Italy
2 gg fa

Division Information BW Flexible Systems is a global manufacturer of packaging systems that fill and bag thousands of food and non-

food products. Our packaging systems are designed and manufactured to maximize the efficiency and lifetime value of our customers’ packaging lines.

Our range of machinery includes form-fill-seal, feeding, bag filling and sealing, pouch-making equipment, flow-wrap, reclosable packaging solutions, palletizing, stretch-

wrapping and more. For more about BW Flexible Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company, go to bwflexiblesystems.

com. Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-

converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-

Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief : to use the power of business to build a better world.

For more, go to and visit our CEO Bob Chapman’s blog at Job Summary Leadership of the control system team located in the BWFS Padova and Vicenza facilities, as part of the engineering team and broader new machinery value stream in Italy.

The control system team consists of software and electrical engineers, and the role requires a heavy or exclusive software engineering background.

Working with the technical leaders and controls teams in our other European and US sites to share controls best practice, continuous improvement initiatives, and facilitate flexing of controls team capacity.

Encourage others to discover, develop and apply their talents enabling them to reach their full potential. Actively engage in our Lean journey by building and acting on continuous improvement and development opportunities.

The position is based in Padova (Mestrino), Italy, but will require a significant amount of time in the Vicenza (Monte di Malo) facility on a regular basis.

Responsibilities Design and maintain control system code for vertical and horizontal form / fill / seal packaging machinery, ensuring all developments are fully documented and in a standard format.

This position will require interaction with our customers and sales executives, other functional engineers, manufacturing personnel and customer service technicians.

This role is a hands-on working software engineer role with added leadership responsibilities across the two BWFS facilities in Italy. Requirements

  • Controls Engineering Degree qualified (or other relevant degree)
  • 10 years of controls engineering experience using Allen Bradley or B&R platforms - showing increasing levels of complexity, sophistication and responsibility
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a design role for capital equipment in the packaging or similar industries (ideally Form, Fill, Seal machinery)
  • Experience and skills in programming motion control, temperature control and high speed process control
  • Experience of leading customer facing projects and leading internal engineering team members
  • Ideally previous experience leading a team of software or controls engineers in multiple locations (including those working remotely)
  • Programming competency on Allen Bradley or B&R platforms is essential
  • Programming competency or familiarity on Ladder Logic or C / C++ is an advantage
  • A disciplined, structured approach to code design including researching and preparing specifications, developing and testing functionality, completing necessary documentation and training other engineers and technicians.
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation / communication skills in Italian and English
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to manage and lead change
  • Adept at setting and juggling goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Travel is a key part of the role and would include international trips up to 20% of time may be out of the office providing on-site support
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Located within 1 hour commute of Padova or be willing to relocate to Padova and Vicenza region
  • Must have excellent verbal and written English skills, and Italian would be advantageous Preferred Experience
  • Prefer experience of the practical operation of packaging machinery and systems in customers’ factories ideally VFFS and HFFS machinery.
  • Prefer a software related degree and training history that aligns with this role being a hands-on software engineer role with leadership responsibilities. . .
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