POSITION SUMMARY: Jump start your automation career with the world’s largest food company! This entry level position is a great opportunity to get started in the rapidly growing field of industrial automation. You will gain experience in a highly automated food manufacturing facility working with the latest technologies: PLCs (Allen Bradley/Siemens), HMI/SCADA (Wonderware), VFDs, servos, industrial Ethernet, and more! In addition to the valuable and rewarding day to day work experience, you will be eligible to receive Nestle’s fantastic benefits package, and take advantage of company paid training which can lead to advancement opportunities with a track record of proven performance.
SHIFT: 2nd shift M-F 3pm -11:30pm
Provide technical support and troubleshooting of existing electrical and automation systems to minimize unplanned downtime, quality defects, and waste
Complete incident investigations for downtime and quality deviations to determine root cause and implement corrective and preventive actions
Actively engage in Nestle Continuous Excellence and TPM initiatives
Provide coaching/training to mechanics and operators on the shop floor
Ensure existing electrical and automation systems are properly maintained through regular inspections, testing, and preventive maintenance activities
Analyze the current electrical/automation install base for the availability of spare parts and product lifecycle status; propose changes required for continued support/part availability
Project Management & Execution:
Conduct estimation, and execution of small to medium scale electrical/automation projects for the factory
Develop and implement project descriptions, plans, timelines, resources requirements, costs and other associated project details
Interface with vendors, develop bid specifications, participate in design reviews, and factory acceptance testing
Oversee installations and verify compliance with NFPA, OSHA and Nestle standards.
Safety and Environmental:
Follow all plant safety rules
Report incidents and unsafe conditions immediately
Maintain compliance with all safety and environmental regulations, policies, and objectives
Follow Nestle GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices)
Report food safety and quality issues immediately
Maintain compliance with all food safety and quality regulations, policies, and objectives
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
One of the following is required as a minimum:
Associate’s Degree that relates to controls, automation, power, and/or electro-mechanical fields
3+ years of related experience will be considered in lieu of an Associate’s Degree
Preferred: Troubleshooting industrial process control systems (PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, low voltage power/control wiring, instrumentation, networks, etc.). PLC/HMI program modification for process improvements or adding/removing devices. Small to medium sized project management.
Above average communication and project management skills (written and oral)
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required; AutoCAD experience is preferred
Working knowledge of industrial electricity, 480 VAC (3 Phase), control systems, and MCCs
Ability to interpret wiring diagrams
Competency with the following:
Allen Bradley PLCs (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC 5, SLC 500)
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