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Colgate Controls Technician in Emporia, Kansas

No Relocation Assistance Offered

# 96462 - Emporia, Kansas, United States

Primary support for the development, implementation, and installation of new controls systems, maintaining plant PLC systems, troubleshooting technical issues, repair or replace electronic devices, and trend system operations.

Also primary responsible as a technical resource to troubleshoot issues for operations, maintenance and engineering teams, conducting training for controls and electrical related systems. Training of the facilities maintenance resources and operating technicians during the startup of new or modified control systems and act as a resource for the maintenance team when technical issues are beyond their understanding and ability to resolve. This position will also provide innovation and support for continuous improvement projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle Input/Output checkout for new projects and process improvements

  • Maintain, develop, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including Allen Bradley ControlLogix, SLC500, and CompactLogix.

  • Work on Continuous Improvement projects throughout the entire plant and troubleshoot system failures when they occur

  • Support the implementation of PLC programs for projects.

  • Install and use WonderWare software to support plant projects.

  • Maintain and upgrade the plant System

  • Lead change control and keep validation of plant PLC’s and system current

  • Work closely with Maintenance and Operator Technician teams to assure that they are accurately trained in the use of the plant control systems. Work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Consultants to seek system related problems.

  • Provide on-call support for on-shift Technical Resources.

  • Work in conjunction with the Network administrator to maintain the Facility Controls Network (hardware and software).

Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma

  • 2 year Industrial Technology Certificate or Electrical Electronic Technology degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years in PLC Field with knowledge of WonderWare Intouch or Archestra (PLC GE 9070 Programming Software and Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, PLC 5 and SLC 5/05 software)

  • 2 years experience in developing and/or changing electrical schematics

Preferred qualifications include:

  • BS or equivalent Engineering/Engineering Technology in Controls or Electrical field.

  • MSsql

  • Industrial SQL

  • AB Panelview

  • Sigmatek PLC and Operator interface

  • Siemens Step 7

Encouraged Areas of Skills

  • Vast knowledge of GE 9070 Programming Software, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, PLC 5 and SLC 5/05 software

  • Ability to troubleshoot batching and continuous process control logic (ladder logic).

  • Ability to guide, coach and mentor facility technical resources and point people.

  • Ability to support on-call rotation schedule

  • Ability to adjust schedule to fit project startup and production needs

  • Ability to communicate optimally

Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com , or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.