Automation & Controls Specialist
Posted on: May 28, 2023
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151395 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States
Starting Pay Rate: $34/ hour USD
Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States
Join an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new, highly automated facility for Hill's Pet Nutrition! We invite you to apply for our position at our Tonganoxie, Kansas manufacturing facility.
What we offer:
$34 /hr starting rate.
Merit increase every year based on performance
Shift schedules with overtime available
$1 shift differential for off shifts
Great Culture & work environment at a climate controlled facility
Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for employee & eligible dependents - Start on Day 1
Basic Life Insurance for you and eligible dependents at NO Cost
15 Days of Paid Vacation
Paid Parental Leave
Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match
Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year
Employee Assistance Program
Access to discounted Company products
The Automation & Controls Specialist for the Tonganoxie Manufacturing facility is responsible for on-shift support and maintenance of the electrical, controls and plant floor systems for the Hill's Tonganoxie Plant.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including Allen Bradley ControlLogix and GuardLogix, Wonderware based Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) or Panelview.
Maintain and troubleshoot plant floor electrical, control and pneumatics components including: vision systems, industrial and collaborative robots, valves, motors, loop controllers, solenoids, control system I/O (Flex IO and Point IO), measurement and instrumentation systems (flow meters, load cells, photoelectrics, level probes, metal detectors, container fill detectors, touch screen monitors, computer equipment and peripherals and container vacuum detection).
Function as a technical resource and shift troubleshooting resource for operations, maintenance and engineering (requires climbing, bending and crawling)
Conduct training (written material, using digital flows tools and audiovisual content) for controls and electrical related systems for maintenance and operations personnel.
Provide extensive reporting and communication of problems and steps taken.
Perform basic network diagnostics (mostly Ethernet and Ethernet/IP).
Follow backup procedures (controllers, panels, programmable switches, etc.).
Document changes made to software and hardware (electrical and Process & Instrumentation prints).
Be accountable for meeting or exceeding safety standards according to the published Hill's Safety Policy.
Support, troubleshoot and perform improvement configurations to the AGV and AMR fleet.
Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
Complete continuous improvement related projects as assigned
High School Diploma or equivalent
Three (3) years of plant technical experience or Two (2) year technical degree in a related field
Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Appetite for learning
Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer - Microsoft Word, Excel, Google tools, email.
Ability to read and use electrical schematics.
Know, understand, and interpret NEC regulatory requirements.
Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (3 phase 480 VAC, 120 VAC, 24VAC and VDC control circuits).
Ability to troubleshoot and program PLC's utilizing ladder logic programming. Familiar with Sequencer programming and AOI blocks.
Be available to work on different shifts and weekends as needed
Ability to program and troubleshoot, Allen Bradley PLC's, Panelview OIT.
Experience using Industrial Networks (Ethernet, Ethernet / IP, HART).
Ability to troubleshoot and commission Variable Frequency AC Drives, 3 phase motor starters, solenoids, control values, flowmeters, servo motors and drives, analog sensors (pressure, level, temperature), load cells.
Familiarity with Cisco architecture and infrastructure (Basic LAN concepts)
Ability to create or modify CAD drawings
Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)
Expected percentage of travel: Up to 10% the startup year
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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