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Automation Controls Technician

Company: Perdue Farms
Location: Dillon
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.SummaryThe Automation/Controls Technician is responsible for troubleshooting and performing preventative maintenance on various building systems, production equipment, conveyers, automation equipment and robotic equipment. This position is responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting, programming, and modifying controls and automation systems.Principal and Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesProposing, specifying, designing, programming, and implementing electrical controls and automation systems for a manufacturing facility.Review technical specifications and schematics for new equipment to ensure that sound engineering practices are followed, and that Machine Build Standards, NEC, and OSHA requirements are met.Review and modify existing equipment as required to meet safety and ergonomic requirements.Perform system evaluations, electrical design, and automation system programming support for all plant manufacturing operations.Perform root-cause analysis, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain mechanical and electrical equipment such as: blending, conveying, filling, packaging, coding/printing compressed air, vacuum, hydraulic and refrigeration systems.Upgrading of existing equipment and integration of existing equipment with new automation. Alterations to existing manuals and wiring diagrams, implementation of training packages for equipment altered.Competent and capable with high-voltage wiring and multi-craft repair. Troubleshoot electrical wiring, relay logic, control, and safety circuits.Troubleshoot electronic boards, PLC s, touch screens, VFD s, HMI displays, contactors and motors.Minimum EducationEducation and/or a combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Automation, or related discipline and 1-3 years of automation maintenance and/or automation projects in an industrial environment, preferably in a food manufacturing environment.Electrical certification, maintenance manufacturing experience, technical school training or welding experienceUnderstanding PLC
Design, Programming, Installation, Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting.Experience Requirements4 plus years experience.Reading, writing, math and analytical skills required. Valid drivers license (Class C) required.Required skills may also include trouble shooting switches, 3 phase motor and service light fixtures and ballasts.Experience PreferredEnvironmental Factors and Physical RequirementsMust be able to move throughout assigned areas of responsibility carrying required equipment and tools to perform trouble shooting procedures, repairs and preventative maintenance. Must be able to reach vertical heights up to 150' to perform repairs, preventative maintenance and monitor equipment both open and in confined spaces. Must be able to work outside in all seasonal weather, stand for 8 to 14 hours. Exposure to air born dust, chemicals, such as hexane, caustic sode, butanone, ethanol and aluminum chloride. When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces. May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. May need to climb ladders.Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Perdue Farms, Fayetteville , Automation Controls Technician, Professions , Dillon, North Carolina

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