To control X has several meanings and it usually means to be able to make X do things you want.
It also means to prevent X from doing something bad, unsafe, or out of bounds, usually with the preposition from. For example, you would control your dog from biting others at a park by using a leash.
Control can also be used to describe a process that is designed to do the above. A company may manually inspect manufactured products to ensure they fall within safety criteria, and this process of inspection may have several steps, checkpoints, etc. So the process to do this can be called a control, and processes are things that can be performed or executed. I'm sure a nuclear power plant, for example, has lots of controls that need to be performed/executed on a regular basis.
This may derive from the scientific use of control: "A control is something that is used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of an experiment." (From Google search on "scientific experiment - control").
Of course there is overlap in meaning, e.g. a control can mean a thing like a button or level that starts, stops, or changes a machine function or device in realtime.
This use of control would be expected in contexts describing manufacturing, plant, or factory processes, or possibly if one is talking about designing or developing a set of business processes to get work done.
Using control like this will sound "business-ey" or technical and would be unlikely to come up in conversation that isn't shop talk or business talk. So it won't sound natural unless you work with process development, or factory, plant, or manufacturing equipment