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Rise Baking Company Senior PLC Specialist in Bonner Springs, Kansas

Rise Baking Company was founded by bakery experts passionate about providing our customers with high quality products and providing a positive, collaborative place to work for our people.

We are a company built on elevating expectations. It’s what sets us apart from others in the baking industry. And our people are our finest ingredient.

We believe the quality of our people is just as important as the quality of our products. Our environment encourages creativity, and we value an entrepreneurial and industrious approach to work —a place where honesty, respect, and trust are the essential ingredients for how we do business. We take pride in working with creative individuals with a passion for what they do, and we’re always looking to expand our team.

We offer a wide variety of professional and management opportunities, including sales, product development, account management, general management, finance, engineering, administration, and information systems management. We also employ a diverse workforce of hourly food production, packaging, quality assurance, warehouse, sanitation personnel, leads, and supervisors.

Like our products, our benefits package offers quality that makes a difference.

Coverage options may include:

  • Medical, dental, life, disability, vision, and supplemental insurance

  • Company paid holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) plans

  • Performance bonus potential

  • 401k plan with company match

Expectations Deliciously Exceeded.

Job Purpose

Support the company’s maintenance program by focusing on plant equipment and building maintenance in a manner that meets and complies with all food safety policies and OSHA regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Train Maintenance Technicians to electronically troubleshoot and repair PLC controlled equipment using installed PLC/programming

  • Electronically troubleshoot and repair PLC controlled equipment using installed PLC/programming

  • Train Maintenance Technicians to troubleshoot and repair electrical problems with plant equipment (e.g., wiring, circuits, fuses, switches, electrical installations, transformers, motors, and AC/DC motor drives)

  • Train Maintenance Technicians to troubleshoot and repair mechanical problems with plant equipment (e.g., mechanical drive systems, HVAC, hydraulic and pneumatic systems)

  • Train Maintenance Technicians to fabricate replacement parts or equipment as needed

  • Electronically troubleshoot PLC controlled equipment by means of installed PLC

  • Troubleshoot control circuits

  • Report food safety and quality issues to appropriate personnel

  • Comply with all food safety requirements, training, policies, and procedures

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Competencies

  • 2-year degree in electronics/maintenance mechanics or 7+ years in maintenance mechanic roles, including repair or preventive maintenance in hydraulics, pneumatics, machine shop, electricity, or electronics.

  • PLC installation, programming, troubleshooting, and repair experience essential

  • Advanced stick and tig welding skills; ability to weld to sanitary standards desired

  • Ability to work off shifts and weekends as needed; on-call availability

  • Advanced knowledge of CMMS

  • Working knowledge of lockout/tagout programs

  • Intermediate computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts to identify solutions

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team to complete assigned tasks

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disabilities.