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Automation and Controls Technician

Dallas, Texas
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

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United States - English

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Auto req ID: 154492BR

Job Description

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The Automations Controls Technician is responsible for supporting and troubleshooting automations control related issues in the Naked Juice City of Industry plant. This includes instrumentation, electrical, process controls issues as well as some mechanical. This role services requests and provides support to all production related functions on an assigned shift.

Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure equipment reliability to maximize production line productivity
  • Implement process enhancements to improve package and flavor changeover efficiency
  • Utilize visual factory concepts to maximize asset utilization and plant performance
  • Build maintenance technician capability
  • Track standard manufacturing and warehouse metrics and prioritize plant maintenance opportunities
  • Ensure proper utilization of Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Deploy strategies in reliability fundamentals that develop technician competencies
  • Develop a team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
  • Deliver effective change leadership while driving business changes and minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, training, and communication for front-line hourly personnel
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Regular and predictable attendance at the work site
  • Prioritize work requests
  • This role requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • This role requires lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally
  • This role requires occasional work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow
  • This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
  • This role may require off-shift and weekend work
  • This role may require some travel (less than 5%)
The Automations Controls Technician is responsible for supporting and troubleshooting automations control related issues in the Naked Juice City of Industry plant. This includes instrumentation, electrical, process controls issues as well as some mechanical. This role services requests and provides support to all production related functions on an assigned shift.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Program, service, repair, and maintain instrumentation, electrical and process controls related equipment on 4 production lines
  • Follows departmental troubleshooting and escalation guidelines to avoid extended periods of down time
  • Troubleshoots circuits through various control systems such as Panel View 600 & 1000, FactoryTalk View & Batch, Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1000, 1200, SLC-505, PLC-5, Compactlogix, and Control Logix
  • Reads technical and maintenance manuals as required to address equipment and instrument failures
  • Using P&IDs, Single Line Diagrams, Electrical Schematics, and other drawings and technical information, perform troubleshooting of instrumentation circuits and equipment
  • Perform inspections and preventive maintenance of process control instrumentation
  • Disassembles and repair electronic/instrumentation equipment
  • Performs test and calibrations of process control instruments
  • Operates electronic test equipment, as well as laptop computers for use as troubleshooting tools for Online troubleshooting of PLCs and SCADA systems as well as other related equipment which can be accessed from a laptop computer
  • Aligns and calibrate instrument control loops
  • Installs instrumentation including but not limited to, Circular Chart Recorders, controllers, Flow-Meters, level controls, displays, PLCs, and Ink Jet Coding equipment
  • Communicates with planners when appropriate, orders, returns parts and materials through SAP
  • Maintains logs and records though CMMS
  • Overall goal is to optimize machine operation time by minimizing downtime due to system deficiencies
  • Use knowledge of electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electro-mechanics, PLC based controls, and motor-drive control systems to quickly solve production breakdowns

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project
  • A minimum of 5 years of operations maintenance experience preferred
  • Mechanical experience maintaining equipment
  • Understanding of PLC programing preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring others
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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