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Electrical (PLC) Controls Specialist

Posted Date:  Apr 2, 2024
Requisition Number:  121400

Job Location: Bluffton, IN   




Responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to process and program planning and implementation, integrated facilities operations, property planning, environmental health & safety, energy management and conservation, building systems and software, and interaction with owners, vendors, and contractors for all sites.




  • Designing processes and equipment related to the manufacturing of products or services that are cost effective and within a given budget
  • Implementing process designs, creating prototypes, testing making necessary modifications where required and commissioning the process
  • Assessing safety and sanitation requirements for new and existing equipment and ensuring that these are integrated into the process
  • Integrating new technology and best practices into existing process
  • Contributing to the overall safety of the employees and facility
  • Working closely with other engineers and technicians on development and research projects as well as Capital Projects


Physical Demands and Work Environment:


  • Lift and/ or move up to 10 pounds
  • Frequently lift and/ or move up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:


  • Solid foundation in engineering concepts
  • Familiarity with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a keen attention to detail
  • General knowledge of Industrial Electricity (digital and analog I/O, 480/240/110/24)
  • Project management, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Experience with Fanuc robots


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing and production
  • 5+ years’ experience with Allen Bradley PLC controls (programming, troubleshooting, configuration)


Preferred Experience:


  • Capital project management
  • Knowledge and experience in the snack food industry
  • Experience in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiar with SQF Level 3 and HACCP requirements
  • Familiarity with engineering software programs
  • Experience with HMIs
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot I/O components, VFDs, motor starters, PLCs, etc.
  • Ignition/Python/SQL Experience (knowledge of stored procedures, database maintenance)
  • Knowledge of OPC/UA, MQTT
  • Knowledge of plant data historians
  • Basic knowledge of virtualization




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