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Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Intern

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Intern

San Diego, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Craft Beer is not just a job. It's who we are.

    Looking for a family of fun, craft beer lovin' folks who know how to have a good time? Yeah, that's us.

    Award-winning beer? We got that.

    Incredible food and a commitment to impeccable service? We practically wrote the book on it.

    All we're missing is you.

    Karl Strauss Brewing Company in San Diego's original craft brewery, pioneering the San Diego beer scene since 1989. Flash-forward 29 years and Karl Strauss is currently the 41st largest craft brewery in the US and operates 10 brewery restaurants across Southern California. We are a rapidly growing company, and we are lookin' for some beer-loving rock stars who want to help us make people happy one Karl Strauss beer at a time.

    Position Summary

    The Engineering Intern (Instrumentation and Controls) will assist the Director of Engineering to provide engineering support to Brewery Operations, Maintenance and Capital Projects. The primary focus of this internship will the Instrumentation and Controls systems within the brewery.

    Essential Functions & Duties

    Gain understanding of instrumentation and control systems supporting the brewery operation (Compressors, Chillers, Boilers) from the Controls standpoint.

    Prepare as-built Instrumentation schematics and drawings of existing control systems (AB and Siemens)

    Determine accuracy of current systems and recommend necessary improvements.

    Assist, as Controls Engineer, with the programming of the Seimens PLC and HMI Cellar System that controls the cooling of brewery tanks with Glycol Chillers.

    Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Experience with creating P&ID drawings (CAD based – AutoCAD)

    Electrical Engineering education background preferred

    Experienced with programming AB or Siemens PLCs.

    Able to effectively communicate with brewery operations personnel and mechanical contractors – both written and verbal

    Must be able to execute several projects concurrently in fast paced and lean brewery environment

    Must be able to work out in plant, roll up sleeves and get hands dirty as necessary

    Must be able to work with minimal direct supervision – self-starter and resourcefulness required

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