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Maintenance Specialist - Electrical & Automation

Job Number 17007973 Company Nestle Nutrition Location Fremont, Michigan


Nestle Nutrition R&D Centers, Inc. in Fremont, MI is a Product Development Center for Baby Meals, Drinks and Snack Foods. The opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Specialist - Electrical & Automation to join our team!

Position Summary:

Drive day to day NDC operation through focus on electrical, automation and calibration maintenance and troubleshooting. Must coordinate, configure and maintain calibration software, SOP’s, and documentation/certification with vendors. 

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Execute daily instrumentation and electrical maintenance
  • Configure and maintain calibration software, SOP’s, and documentation/certification
  • Schedule and execute instrument and electrical work needed to support NDC and regulatory requirements
  • Troubleshooting and repair of processes, systems, and equipment as needed, and implementation of preventative actions
  • Execute small E&A projects as required.
  • Troubleshoot E&A failures, including opening PLC program and making temporary program changes to support trial activities
  • Making permanent modifications / improvements to PLC programs to support continued operation of the NDC
  • Support the continuous improvement of the maintenance department for both new and existing technologies/capabilities, with a willingness to drive improvements for preventative maintenance, training coordination, etc.
  • Represent departmental interests while participating on cross-functional teams

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment.


  • Associates degree or equivalent (preferred experience in Controls and Electronics / apprenticeship fulfills requirement)
  • Minimum 3-5 years applicable industry experience
  • Holds a journeyman electrician's license (preferred, or has capability to obtain)
    ·     Excellent organizational and planning skills
    ·     Knowledge of electrical power (up to 480V), process controls, automation and instrumentation
    ·     Proficient in reading and troubleshooting RSLogix 5000 ladder logic programs
  • Ability to backup and restore AB Powerflex drives
  • Ability to replace/troubleshoot:
    • PLC equipment
    • VFDs (Powerflex)
    • PanelViews / HMI and/or FactoryTalk View
  • Must be able to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Ability to lead other technicians and trainees

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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