Automation Control Technician

Job Description

Auto req ID: 205974BR

Job Description

We are PepsiCo Supply Chain. We are the game changers, innovators, collaborators and history makers. The groundbreakers of the Supply Chain & Logistics space.

We are a diverse group, spread across 200 countries and territories, and united by a shared set of values and goals. You know our name through our amazing portfolio, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Gatorade.

We perform with a purpose. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. Together, we raise the bar in lean manufacturing practices. We put forth new standards and stretch to reach beyond the goals we set. We are a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies, improve processes and achieve the highest level of safety… all while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products. At PepsiCo, we are committed to performing well as individuals and in teams, and to strengthen the company as a whole.

Are you hungry to be a part of the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the Possibilities of PepsiCo.

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

  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing equipment issues, assist in repair/maintenance projects as required.
  • All other tasks or duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Strong Communication Skills.
  • High school graduate with two years of technical apprenticeship, Associate Degree or equivalent technical electronics maintenance training
    • Four years experience in maintenance of process control instrumentation or NICET, Level 2 certification or equivalent.
    • In lieu of formal training, six years experience in the maintenance of processing, plant electrical, or instrumentation will be considered.
    • Good understanding of ladder logic as it applies to the various processors in the production floor.
    • Working knowledge and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits and motors up to and including 480 volts.
    • Must understand the theory and operation of Variable Frequency Drives with an emphasis on Allen Bradley Power Flex 4, 40, 70, &700. Strong troubleshooting skills in this area are a must.
    • Basic understanding of Network Topology and strong controls troubleshooting skill over Ethernet IP, Control Net, Device Net and Asi networks.
    • Ability to diagnose and communicate problems, root causes and short/long term solutions.
    • Ability to step outside comfort zone to experience a wide range of troubleshooting opportunities.
  • Proven experience operating DMM, Megger, Clamp Amp meter, HART Communicator, and Multi-process Calibrator.
Experience with plant floor automation and office Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet network wiring and Fiber optic Networks.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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