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PLC Technician - Electrical

Company: Champion Petfoods
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Champion Petfoods is expanding! We are excited to announce that we are looking for an Electrical/PLC Technician to join our rapidly growing company. With thirty years of growth in the global pet food sector, our ORIJEN and ACANA brands define our vision of being The Global Leader in Advancing Premium Food for Pets. If you are passionate about personal and professional growth and see yourself as a key player contributing to our continued success by working in our award-winning company - we would love to hear from you.

Summary

The Electrical / PLC Technician has primary responsibility for the troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of all PLC's and electrical equipment in the Auburn, KY manufacturing facility. Electrical / PLC Technicians perform work of high skill in the inspection, calibration, repair, installation and removal of all electronic and electrical kitchen equipment and systems. This position is required to work in collaboration and co-operation with the Maintenance Manager to ensure that relevant work schedules/orders are created and completed on time, and within budget. Supports company initiatives to achieve goals and objectives set by our BAFRINO mandate and the Champion Petfoods vision "to be trusted by pet lovers worldwide".

This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor, and is based out of our facility in Auburn, KY.

Responsibilities

  • Perform regularly scheduled checks of PLC's and electrical systems to ensure proper functioning and system operations.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and diagnose problems with limited supervision
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all electrical inventories, including placing orders for parts and/or equipment
  • Maintain an accurate and complete log of PLC and electrical repair and maintenance work activities
  • Liaise with co-workers and with staff of other departments in order to co-ordinate work activities within and between departments
  • Consult with Maintenance Manager to resolve work/staff issues and/or complaints
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and compliance of corporate policies, practices and procedures regarding health, safety, and environmental.
  • Perform other work assignments, as requested or required
    Requirements
    • High School Diploma or a GED equivalent qualification.
    • Electrician/PLC certification, license, degree, or equivalent.
    • 5+ years of work experience as an Electrical / PLC Technician. Proven ability to develop sound understanding of the safe handling and use of electrical repair tools and equipment, as well as ability to troubleshoot and repair PLC/Electrical systems.
    • Understand piping and instrument diagrams, signal flow diagrams, wiring diagrams, panel drawings, one-line drawings, loop sheets and wire lists
    • Possess strong analytical, mathematical and scientific aptitude and the patience to pursue complex problems methodically
    • Self-directed, with ability to work successfully both independently and within a team environment
    • Highly flexible, with ability to work well under pressure
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Good organizational abilities, including planning and execution skills, with strong attention to detail in all areas of work
    • Ability to deal with people and/or diverse groups with sensitivity, tact, diplomacy and professionalism
    • Competent in the use of basic computer programs and experienced with programming Allen-Bradley PLC driven machinery
      Compensation/Work Conditions
      • $28.73 - $31.55/hr, plus $0.50/hr shift differential, and $3.00/hr premium
      • 2nd shift: 4pm - 2:30am, available to work other shifts as required
      • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs
      • Travel to off-site locations may be required
      • Proper use of safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
      • Willing to work overtime as required
      • Work activities will include both indoor and outdoor environments
      • Regularly required to work at heights; fall arrest training to be provided by the Company
      • Manufacturing plant working conditions, with exposure to dust, noise, odors and/or fluctuating temperatures
        Champion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Champion Petfoods, Bowling Green , PLC Technician - Electrical, Professions , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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