Electrical Software Engineer 2


Wisconsin, US

Req ID:  8049
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Krones designs, develops, manufactures, and installs both machines and complete packaging lines.  We have become one of the leading system suppliers for breweries and beverage producers as well as for the food, chemical and cosmetics industries.  Our 16,000 employees worldwide strive for innovation and detail and ensure that each customer receives the best quality in product and service.

We are currently looking for candidates who want to make a difference and who wish to be part of our dynamic organization in the US.

Krones, Inc. seeks an Electrical Engineer 2 to utilize specialized knowledge of packaging machinery including conveyors, labelers, and inspection equipment to understand the electrical design, PLC and HMI programming as well as start-up and troubleshooting of the new machines.  The position is part of the KRONES.digital Community, working as part of a KRONES CDA development team and support our teams with onsite rollout of newest features and bring the Feedback form our customer / service technicians directly to the developers. This position is the first contact in the event of problems and errors to clarify the cause / collect information and solve the issues either on their own or work directly with the developers of the KRONES.digital Community to resolve the issue. A main focus is to find solutions for software problems on machines, that can include problems at the customer's site.  This position is based out of Milwaukee, WI.



• Coordinate pilot customer projects

• Install and roll out new developments at pilot customer sites

• Test, troubleshoot and gather customer feedback on new developments

• In the event of software problems, finding the cause and a fix the problem together with the development teams

• Prioritize and manage software bugs in Azure DevOps

• Train new Features to customers and KRONES

• Structure and prepare analytics data (dumps, logs, etc.)

• Share information and knowledge with colleagues (Training)

• Provide engineering level support for automation issues in region (max 20%)


Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering or a related field, and 10-20 years of experience as a Controls Engineer or Field Service electrician in the packaging industry.  In addition, the following specific skills are required:

  • Good knowledge of programming languages (C#, WPF, .net)
  • Knowledge of web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javescript/TypeScript, Python)
  • Knowledge of bus technology, communication technology, OPC UA is desirable
  • Knowledge of the network technology/network structure
  • Experience in continuous integration/continuous delivery/continuous deployment with Microsoft Azure DevOps and Jira
  • High analytical skills
  • Results oriented
  • Self-motivated and self-managed
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time (domestic and foreign)


Experience with one or more of the following automation technologies:

  • Siemens TIA
  • B&R Automation
  • cHMI
  • Network Configuration

Krones , Inc. offers an outstanding opportunity to be involved with and challenged by leading-edge technologies, further career opportunities to learn and develop skills, a flexible work schedule and a competitive salary and benefits program. Our benefits program includes a generous health/dental/vision package, and 401(k) program in addition to other benefits. Please submit your resume.

A world leader in the processing and packaging industries, KRONES works with some of the largest beverage, food, and consumer packaging brands in the world. With projects ranging from planning and installing fully integrated processing, packaging, and bottling systems to replacing or upgrading individual machines, your work will make a difference by helping deliver vital products to the world.

As a Krones employee, you’ll experience the positive impact of Krones culture from day one. Whether you work on the production floor, in the office, or out in-the-field, Krones strives to create an inclusive environment where all team members feel supported and valued.