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Electricity & Automation Specialist

Job Number 17002960 Company Nestle USA Location Freehold, New Jersey



In large or complex factories, the Electricity and Automation maintenance activities are removed as primary activities of the Electricity and Automation Engineer, and become the primary responsibilities of the Factory Electricity and Automation Specialist.  This person is responsible for all aspects related to the on shift maintenance of Electricity and Automation according to Nestle corporate and local strategies, standards, specifications and local codes and regulations. 

This will include but not limited to the following:

•Maintain optimum electrical and process control equipment facilities to meet the established objectives of the business

•Ensure reliability of electrical, process control and MES hardware and software operation

•Maintain electrical/process control hardware & software to maintain plant at high level of efficiency, safety, quality, etc.

•Maintain liaisons with other departments, disciplines and facilities to provide necessary support and maintenance for optimal factory operations

•Provide technical direction, training and capability building of Electrical and Control Technicians

•Comply with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Nestle standards


The Factory E&A Specialist maintains the existing electrical infrastructure and automation applications. This means mastering the solution in place to be able to:

•Provide automation, MES and factory support on assigned shift, including development of E&C Technicians’ capabilities

•Ensure alignment of the process with the final customers in production

•Conduct preventive maintenance on power distribution, automation and MES

•Record all electrical power distribution and automation modifications and update the appropriate drawings as per factory specifications

•Ensure process instruments are properly calibrated and functional

•Perform troubleshooting in case of problems and ensure the PLC, HMI and MES applications are properly maintained

•Maintain industrial applications and hardware in the automation layer

•Strictly adhere to PLC and HMI change management policy/procedures

•Maintain the reliability and the performance of the FAS IT infrastructure and peer to peer networks

•Closely coordinate with other functions, such as quality, safety, operations and production, with special emphasis on QMS, HAACP and calibration

•In line with NCE, actively participate in DOR/WOR/MOR, GSTD and DMAIC activities

•Develop themselves as an expert in their area of responsibility for a long-term support of the operation



•Associate’s Degree in engineering/technology or equivalent, preferably electrical and/or automation engineering/technology


•1-2 years' experience

•In-depth knowledge of electricity including low voltage and medium voltage installations

•Good knowledge of electrical safety

•Knowledge of instrumentation and process control systems

•In-depth knowledge of HMIs and PLCs


•Experience in the field of electricity and/or automation in a manufacturing facility

•Good knowledge of local electrical code and standards

•Knowledge on MES (manufacturing execution systems)

•Knowledge on manufacturing IT, industrial networks and applications

•Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety, hygienic engineering and Nestlé Quality System


•Good organizational skills

•Analytical skills in problem solving - ability to think objectively through various options and scenarios

•Strong interpersonal and communication skills

•Strong conflict resolution and transversal leadership skills

•Strong technical skills

•Ability to adapt quickly to changes

•Extensive experience with Rockwell Automation Logix PLCs and Wonderware visualization

•Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety, and equipment

•SAP knowledge desirable



The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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