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PLC Controls Technician - Temple, Texas

Company: Mars
Location: temple
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking a PLC Controls Technician for our Mars Petcare site in Temple, TX. The PLC Controls Technician is responsible for the efficient, safe, and reliable operating condition of the site manufacturing control and electrical systems. The PLC Controls Technician must be multi-skilled to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot site's electrical power systems, instrumentation, motor controls, PLC, HMI, data systems, and factory control infrastructure (servers, PC's, and networks). Additionally, the PLC Controls Technician also directs the modification and installation of control systems and facilitates the transfer of knowledge of control systems and electrical projects. The PLC Controls Technician is responsible to identify, prioritize, plan and execute day-to-day activities with little or no supervision. What would be your key responsibilities? Responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical and control systems equipment down to the component level, including 480V electrical power distribution, instrumentation, motor controls, VFD's, Servo's, I/O devices/modules, PLC's, HMI's, and control networks. Train and assist technicians to troubleshoot, repair, replace and commission all electrical control devices including: AC drives, DC drives, Servo Controllers, contactors, motors, breakers, solenoids power supplies and indicator lights. All PLC/HMI hardware including: processors, discrete and analog I/O cards, power supplies, network adapters, I/O hardware, operator interfaces such as Panel-view, PC based interfaces, and message displays. Identify and recommend changes to improve plant performance utilizing existing or new control systems. Make program modifications in PLC's logic, HMI's programs and servo controller logic to improve equipment performance. Manage and support factory controls infrastructure including PCs, servers, control networks, and network switches, including implementing patches and other vendor updates. Provide support during machine installations and upgrades including: interfacing auxiliary equipment, identifying and correcting errors in programming and wiring and ensuring vendors and contractors are meeting our needs and expectations. Direct the work activities of outside contractors, maintenance technicians, and other associates in the installation of instrumentation, PLC based control systems, and PC based operator interfaces. Make improvements as required to electrical PM's on various manufacturing and packaging equipment, electrical panels, and document activities using CMMS or SAP Plant Maintenance. Effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, and upper management on a daily basis, and be willing to provide support where needed and complete other duties as assigned by Team Leader. What are we looking for? High school diploma or equivalent required. A two-year technical degree or equivalent is required for consideration. A degree in process controls or similar technical fields is preferred, including courses in computer science. Six years of control, electrical, or electronics experience including computer programming, systems analysis and design, electrical or electronics production system troubleshooting, and problem resolution will be considered in lieu of degree requirements. Two years of this exposure must be in an industrial production environment similar to Mars manufacturing facilities. Experience with Allen-Bradley PLC platforms including ControlLogix, SLC-500, and PLC-5 Experience with Wonderware InTouch and Rockwell FT-View HMI software applications. Experience with Rockwell communication software packages (RSLinx) and control networks (Ethernet/IP, ControlNet, and DeviceNet). Experience with Rockwell VFD's and Servo Drives. Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems, virtual machine environments, servers and network administration. What can you expect from Mars? The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career. An industry competitive compensation and benefits package. The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come. #LI-SG1

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