1st Shift Controls Technician

10434
Manufacturing, Operations and Engineering
Bloomfield, CT

June 13, 2018

Imagine…working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Responsible for the maintenance, repair of the bakery’s computer driven controls systems and electromechanical equipment. Involved in fabrication, application, installation and/or repair of electromechanical and controls equipment. Interfaces with maintenance staff and operations team in troubleshooting controls problems related to the bakery equipment and the facility infrastructure.

Job Functions:

Write, program, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), prefer experience with Allen-Bradley units. Troubleshoot, install and use field devices including valves, sensors and field instrumentation. Troubleshoot, install and use both DC and AC motors, VFDs and Servo Controlled Systems (Allen Bradley preferred). Diagnose and repair controls problems on the bulk ingredients systems, automated storage and retrieval system with robotics, and robotic packing cells as well as PLC controlled bakery and conveying equipment. Determine cause of electrical malfunction of equipment or systems and complete repairs or replacement of defective electronic components. Test electrical circuits and components to locate shorts, faulty connections, and/or defective parts and replace or repair as needed. Read and interpret electrical and electronic drawings, schematics, blueprints, engineering drawings and sketches to determine problem and make appropriate repairs. Ability to create and modify electrical drawings in AutoCAD is preferred. Interface with equipment operators and maintenance staff to ascertain controls problems with equipment. Repair electronic equipment, such as computers and industrial controllers. Maintain Wonderware Thin Client and PanelView operator interface terminals. Maintain plant floor communication systems (Ethernet, DeviceNet, etc.). Test and calibrate electrical/electronic systems and components (i.e. load cells, flow meters) to ensure that they are operating properly or locate defects. Transfer and store controller code programs from one PLC to another or from PLC to network server. Set up and operate electronic instrumentation and related electro mechanical or electro pneumatic/hydraulic apparatus for operation of mechanical or electrical equipment or drives. Use logged data as part of the preventive maintenance process; report any deviation or defects that need attention. Enter work order/ product materials repair and parts allocation information into the maintenance computer business system (SAP). Fully understand and adhere to the ARC Flash and Electrical Shock Prevention policy. Support and follow the Lock Out / Tag Out program. Adhere to all Safety, GMP and Food Safety Policies and Practices. General understanding and hands on experience with explosion proof and intrinsically safe work environments. Knowledge of applicable NEC and NFPA codes. Other duties as assigned, with or without accommodation.

Job Specifications:

Complete understanding of industrial electrical systems, including DC voltage and AC voltage from 24V to 480V. Background in PLCs, computer systems including servers and electronics. Trained and/or trade experience writing, programming, and troubleshooting PLCs and VFDs (Allen-Bradley preferred). Basic knowledge of plant floor automation networks such as Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet as well as network wiring and Fiber Optic Networks. Familiarity with Wonderware InTouch and/or System Platform. A trade school diploma/certificate or an Associate degree in electronics or electrical technologies is required. Relevant trade experience can be considered in lieu of diploma/certificate/degree. 3-5 years’ experience in complex electronic/ electrical systems in a computer driven manufacturing facility. Candidate must be willing to take courses to keep up with advance technologies.

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