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Controls Technician in Machesney Park, IL at thfoods

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

shift:3rd Shift

TH FOODS INC. is a rapidly growing manufacturer of crackers & snack products in the natural and health snack category, under the Crunchmaster and Harvest Stone brands. We are seeking a Controls Technician for our Machesney Park facility TH Foods offers a competitive compensation package including: - $32.00 per hour starting wage rate - Great Benefits including:

Excellent affordable Health Insurance

Excellent Dental insurance

Excellent Vision Care

Long and Short Term Disability coverage

Paid Vacations and Holidays

401K with a company match

Employee assistance program

Generous Bonus based on company performance.

- Applicants must be able to pass company-paid, drug screen and background check.  Please visit our recruiting website to apply or attach resume at:

Position Summary:   Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electronic automated manufacturing assembly line systems, including electro-mechanical control systems, robotic systems, programmable logic controls, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and belt and chain drive conveyor systems. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment on a specified schedule. Records, repair and preventative maintenance data into a computerized maintenance management system for future troubleshooting use.

 

Essential Duties and Requirements:                                                                                                          

  • Obtains and executes work orders from maintenance planner.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections, calibration, and routine diagnostic checks of automated systems.
  • Programs, debugs, and troubleshoots PLC ladder logic.
  • Monitors automated equipment throughout production run to ensure operation is within specified process parameters.
  • Performs root cause analysis of failed components to reduce MTBF and MTTR.
  • Identifies, plans, and completes process improvement projects.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs production and packaging equipment.
  • Reads schematics, electrical drawings or engineering instructions to assist installation, troubleshooting, and repair of process equipment.
  • Repairs or replaces electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and steam components as necessary.
  • Communicates and works cooperatively with co-workers and operators to ensure that machinery issues are identified and corrected in a timely manner.                             
  • Works safely and performs daily safety checks on all equipment.
  • Works on assigned machinery rebuild projects as necessary.                          
  • Enters maintenance, preventative maintenance records, and part usage in a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements to include Electrical Safety, machine Guarding and lockout tag out procedures.
  • Follows and enforces proper GMP practices.
  • Responsible for recognizing and reporting food safety and employee safety issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 2 or 4 year degree from Technical school preferred
  • Strong knowledge of PLC’s and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Preferred experience with Allen Bradley
  • Strong knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical systems
  • Strong ability with computer systems such as MS Office and CMMS Systems
  • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance programs and systems 

Climate:

Works individually and in teams with little supervision.   Accuracy and attention to detail are critical as mistakes can cause significant lost productivity, loss of raw materials, downtime or food safety or employee safety issues. The close proximity to processing equipment produces a loud work environment. Individuals must communicate effectively with all operators, coworkers, and supervisors to obtain critical information and work within established procedures and guidelines for safe and efficient operations. Individuals are exposed to heavy machinery, heat, humidity and strenuous work. The work is fast-paced and involves climbing, lifting and reaching. This position requires weekend work with a flex schedule and work in excess of eight hours per day as business priorities dictate.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job may direct co-worker’s daily activities but has no direct responsibility

Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Prior manufacturing maintenance experience is a plus preferably in a food or pharmaceutical industry.

Language Skills 

Ability to read, verify and confirm all work orders, technical manuals, blueprints and instructions in a timely manner.

 

Must be able to perform basic math calculations and measurements.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to follow technical manuals. Ability to recognize problems and determine a course of action such as making authorized corrections or knowing when to seek assistance from a supervisor of equipment.

Physical Ability

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms. Employee is frequently required to crawl under tight spaces to reach problem area.

Work Environment 

The area is somewhat dusty.

The work area is oily. 

The work area has higher heat and humidity than normal due to oven and dryer repairs.

The floor area can be slippery at times.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Ability

Ability to follow technical manuals. Ability to recognize problems and determine a course of action such as making authorized corrections or knowing when to seek assistance from a supervisor of equipment.

 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to read, verify and confirm all work orders, technical manuals, blueprints and instructions in a timely manner.

 

Education and/or Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job may direct co-worker’s daily activities but has no direct responsibility.