Controls Programmer

Electrical and Controls • Programming • Cambria, WI • Regular Full-Time

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Didion is seeking a highly detailed and organized Industrial Automation Programmer to support the development of current and new automated manufacturing equipment within our facility.  Programming responsibilities are primarily focused on a Distributed FactoryTalk ViewSE system and the ControlLogix Platform. This position requires the ability to multitask and communicate across different departments in the organization.  This individual must be willing to learn and has room for advancement across several different technologies within the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibility is to support the needs of our growing operations by programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting new and existing systems.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides hands on assistance to plant personnel with troubleshooting, commissioning, and programming of HMI’s, PLC’s, VFD’s, process devices, and other automation equipment.
  • Complete PLC and HMI Programming projects with minimal assistance.
  • Provide assistance in generating documentation required for our plant staff
  • Collaborates with operations, electrical, & mechanical personnel in a team environment to improve and/or optimize plant production performance.

Personal and Work Environment SAFETY is achieved through:

  • Flawless use and safe operation of production machinery, motorized vehicles, heavy duty cleaning equipment and industrial cleaners.
  • Impeccable use, inspection, and care of vehicles, equipment, and machinery to include vans, industrial trucks, production equipment and man lifts.
  • Absolute adherence to all safety procedures, GMP’s, and the use of PPE, such as: hearing protection, lock-out tag-out, harnesses, respiratory masks, etc.

WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY AND BENCH STRENGTH are significantly greater due to:

  • A proactive commitment to learn and supervise a variety of job functions such as milling, sanitation, quality, sealing, bulk load-out, bagging, fork lift operation, and heat treat.
  • Continuous vigilance in identifying needed repairs or additions/improvements to the facilities’ operating systems to increase productivity.
  • Committed and unfailing support for millers, packers and ETOH other team members working to achieve operational excellence.

REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify for this position, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the desired job outcomes.  Applicants will be considered based on the following:

  • Strong working knowledge of Allen-Bradley PLC’s (SLC), PAC’s (ControlLogix), Function Block programming, and PlantPAx type programming
  • Strong working knowledge of FactoryTalk View SE and distributed systems
  • Knowledge in the following Software:  RSLinx, Drive Executive, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, FactoryTalk View ME, BOOTP-DHCP Server, RSNetworx, AssetCentre, Transaction Manager, Energy Metrix, Historian SE, RSView32
  • Basic electrical troubleshooting skills and understanding of electrical systems
  • Knowledge and experience with Industrial networks (Ethernet, ControlNet, and DeviceNet).
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment wiring diagrams, and piping and instrument diagrams.
  • Ability to comply with programming and company standards
  • Developed computer skills needed for calibration programs and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Strong working knowledge of Allen-Bradley VFD’s (PowerFlex)
  • Working knowledge of MCC’s and control cabinets
  • Working knowledge of process device calibration & settings.
  • Experience with various Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills required to liaise with internal project teams.
  • Strong organization skills along with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment with changing priorities and time pressures
  • Provide 24/7 support to plant personnel

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • Must be able to work in environmental factors that include noise, dust, hot weather, and cold weather.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs on a frequent basis and be able to work while standing on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to safely work aloft (heights over 20’) including ladders, man lifts, harnesses, equipment tops and scaffolding on occasion.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces, following all safety procedures, while in performance of job duties on occasion.
  • Must be able to communicate by using and hearing 2-way radio.

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