Instrumentation and Controls Specialist
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Under the direction and supervision of the Technical and/or Maintenance Manager, this position will provide plant instrumentation and controls support in the design, assembly, integration, testing, troubleshooting and commissioning of PLC-based control systems and instrumentation. This individual will be engaged in the area of automation throughout the plant and will be responsible for leading troubleshooting activities and assisting with improvement/capital work related to automation and instrumentation.
- Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within area of responsibility. Support all plant safety policies and procedures.
- Assist with the design and modification of new and existing process control and instrumentation systems.
- Act as a technical resource for capital projects relating to automation and controls infrastructure, etc.
- Under the direction of the Sr. Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, continually improve packaging and processing equipment controls logic for better efficiency and reduced waste.
- Assist plant Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics and Line Mechanics in all instrumentation and control-based troubleshooting, improvement initiatives, preventative maintenance and testing and other plant maintenance activities.
- Understand processing automation for troubleshooting and improving cycle time throughput.
- Assist in instrument calibration activities throughout the facility.
- The individual may be required to provide electrical support and should be skilled in doing so safely.
- During certain periods the position may require a flexible work schedule, to be planned in advance, to support specific plant needs requiring instrumentation and controls support during non-standard work hours.
- Support continuous improvement initiatives utilizing lean manufacturing tools and techniques.
- Promote fair and consistent adherence to all local and corporate policies and procedures.
- Ensures all quality and food safety practices are followed at all times.
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization
- Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.
- Excellent organizational/time management skills.
- Experience in the design, assembly, integration, testing, troubleshooting and commissioning of PLC-based control systems, with the desire and ability to advance this skillset.
- Proven knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and Underwriter Laboratories (UL) standards, Allen Bradley Controls, AC and motor controls, and process sensors of all types
- Capability to calibrate and test instrumentation and controls, verify instrumentation accuracy and effectiveness and perform routine maintenance on the plant-wide controls system.
- Ability to interpret, red-line and prepare detailed control and instrumentation schematics, ladder logic diagrams, wiring schematics and PID’s/PFD’s.
- Ability to prioritize and direct work assignments in a fast-paced, dynamic, production driven work environment.
- Solid critical thinking skills and ability to create new, innovative ways to handle situations with a strong bias towards Continuous Improvement fundamentals.
- Understanding of lean manufacturing principles including 5S, TPM, RCA, etc. Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, MS Project, CMMS and SAP).
- Working knowledge of SAP Maintenance Module and AutoCAD a plus.
- Ability to methodically collect and analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.
- Strong knowledge of production operation, including equipment, materials, workflow, etc.
- 3-5 years of controls/instrumentation/electrical experience in a high volume, multiple SKU, fast-paced manufacturing environment.
- CPG and/or experience in an FDA-regulated manufacturing environment preferred.
- Must be shift flexible to work various hours and shifts as needed, especially during large projects, installations, etc.
- Formal training in control systems and instrumentation, or equivalent work experience, required.
Education: minimum requirement
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Technical degree/accreditation preferred.
- Basic Arithmetic skills in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals without a calculator, practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, logarithms, practical algebra, geometric constructions, and essentials of trigonometry.
- Must be able to follow instructions and exercise good judgment.
- Strong knowledge of electrical power and control, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanic principals.
- Ability to read electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics.
- Knowledge to troubleshoot causes of operating errors and decide the best course of action to fix.
- Must be proficient using all electrical measuring instruments.
- Ability to install equipment, machine controls, conduit and wiring.
- Ability to repair machines or systems using the required tools
- Must have working knowledge of Lockout/Tag our procedures, NEC rules and regulations.
- Must have ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks efficiently.
- Must have good teamwork and communication skills and ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must have computer skills necessary to interface with machinery programs.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to read, understand, and fabricate from basic sketches/drawings and be able to read electrical and mechanical drawings.
- Must be able to work with machine operators, mechanics, contractors and/or vendors.
- Must be a team player and work well with others.
Specialized equipment used:
Hand tools, Voltmeter, power tools, measurement instruments & gauges, computer
Fork truck, etc.
Job will require to work from lifts, ladders, scaffolds and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical/mechanical equipment, controls and wiring work.
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