About Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a publicly traded organization with a rich history spanning nearly 100 years of service. The Company is a global manufacturer of medicated feed additives, feed ingredients, advanced nutrition solutions, vaccines and specialty chemicals for various industrial markets. Phibro’s revenues are in excess of $820 million, and are supported by over 1500 employees worldwide.


The Junior Control Software Engineer is an integral part of our Manufacturing team based out of our US - Omaha, NE - Nutritionals, US - Quincy, IL - North Plant site.


Position Purpose

Design and develop manufacturing processes and controls

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, program, commissioning and maintenance of process control and automation systems (PLC/DCS) including Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Prepare technical drawings, control system specifications and documentation to ensure that installations and operations conform to standards
  • Assist and develop capital projects/programs by developing budgetary quotes for labor, materials and construction costs for controls, instrumentation, sensors and electrical
  • Participate in pre-design reviews, specification of equipment/instruments and oversee project construction to assure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Assist contractors with job requirements and monitor their work to assure it is in accordance with established methods and procedures
  • Inspect completed installations to observe operations, ensuring conformance to design specifications and operational/safety standards
  • Determine the causes of process variations including, but not limited to, control problems, process disturbances, plant limitations, control loops or instrumentation
  • Provide training and guidance to maintenance and operations personnel for proper operation of equipment
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and control systems


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical/Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree/experience
  • Less than 5 years of work experience in industrial control system design (PLC/DCS/HMI) programming and integration.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present, and influence effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Willingness to participate in team oriented and performance driven work environment
  • Proven ability to execute multiple projects at one time while remaining detail oriented

Technical Competencies

  • Training or experience with programming languages, ladder logic, structured text or sequential function charts
  • Familiarity with object-oriented design
  • Experience with data analysis, database storage and retrieval
  • Ability to understand equipment specifications and capabilities
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals or communications protocols
  • Ability to setup and configure process controls instrumentation
  • Knowledgeable of OSHA safety requirements

Reasoning/Analysis Competencies

  • Collaborative, hands-on approach to problem identification, resolution development and implementation
  • Proven ability to work both autonomously and across multi-functional teams, utilizing data to support actions
  • Demonstrates ability to develop, mentor, and train technical and operational personnel, to improve process controls knowledge and capabilities
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to leverage new technologies for process improvement solutions
  • Ability to generate mathematical and statistical process analysis to support control strategies

Personal Competencies

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, within tight deadlines and organize workloads to meet the department’s needs
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to make formal technical presentations to various management levels
  • Works with high level of integrity and builds trust with others
  • Holds high standards for accountability and performance
  • Achieves results and has a performance driven track record
  • Ability to work extended hours, shift schedules and perform on-call duties when necessary
  • Travel to remote facilities as required


We offer excellent company benefits including group medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401(k) plan. 


Phibro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Business Unit: Animal Health & Mineral Nutrition   
Division: Animal Health & Nutrition 
Department: Manufacturing 
Location: US - Omaha, NE - Nutritionals, US - Quincy, IL - North Plant 
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Standard Work hours) 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs