Role: Control Technician
Reporting to the Plant Engineer, the project control technician is a member of the engineering team who is responsible for the controls aspects related to the integration of new equipment or line modifications within the plant environment. She / He is required to do programming, calibrations, tests and installation of such equipment. She / He also supports both the engineering and plant maintenance teams with troubleshooting, maintenance emergencies and repairs of electronics, PLC and robotic equipment in the facility. She / He must have a thorough understanding of PLCs, VFDs, servos, communication systems, sensors and other high tech components and equipment.
- Controls support & technical expertise for new equipment\plant improvement projects:
- Prepare electrical control cabinet specifications for quote
- Review OEM electrical schematics & provide OEM controls coordination
- Prepare P&ID schematics with plant engineer for new equipment\improvement projects.
- Develop Bill of Materials for planned work.
- Complete field controls wiring & oversee and coordinate activities of contracted electricians and controls\programmer contractors.
- Oversee controls testing\startup & commissioning of new equip\line modifications
- Update and maintain plant single line electrical drawing for accurate reference and plant arc flash label validation
- Update electrical cabinet schematics (Autocad) when changes are made
- Troubleshoot faulty equipment, diagnose malfunctions, perform corrective actions to restore working condition
- Maintain and repair PLCs, VFDs, vision system, sensors, communication network, control panels and other control related equipment and components
- Program PLCs, VFDs, servos, HMI as required
- Install, test and calibrate electronics components in systems and control panels
- Assist in major issues as the on-site hands & eyes of a remotely connected OEM
- Develop a deep understanding of the plant’s equipment programs
- Become the industrial control expert and go-to resource in the plant
- Perform all duties with diligence and attention to details in a safe and food safe manner
- Technical degree in industrial controls/PLC or equivalent education/experience
- 5-10 years of relevant experience in industrial manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry
- Practical experience and working knowledge of Rockwell components and software, such as: RS logix 500/5000, Factory talk View Studio, Panel Builder
- Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills
- Must possess a strong curiosity, willing to learn and understand the plant’s ever evolving technology
- Must be able to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holidays
- This position has been identified as a safety sensitive position within Leclerc Foods USA, Inc.