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PLC Technician

Company: Refresco North America
Location: Wharton
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

The PLC Technician is responsible for the beverage manufacturing and packaging equipment requiring a strong mechanical skills base to include: hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, conveyor systems and PLC usage. Essential Functions

  • Participate in and direct troubleshooting activities in the event of equipment failure including participation in failure analysis, problem solving and prevention.
  • Work with production team to make rapid, educated decisions regarding the issue at hand and troubleshoot systems, resolve issues by providing investigation, analysis, test, and follow-up where appropriate.
  • Maintenance, testing and upgrading of all production equipment. Installation and testing of new food manufacturing, packaging and processing equipment. Interface with machine tools and special equipment or test modules, troubleshoot existing equipment for electrical or electronics failures and change or modify machines to improve or update.
  • Preventative maintenance and repair when required in addition to planned mechanical maintenance duties.
  • Participate in a continuous improvement culture while following safe workplace practices.
  • Develop positive and respectful interactions with managers, supervisors, maintenance technicians, and machine operators.
  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor/manager. Requirements Education & Experience:
    • Three (3) plus years experience in industrial manufacturing maintenance required.
    • Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs required.
    • Electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repair skills required.
    • Candidates will be required to take the Ramsey Mechanical (Electrical) Skills Assessment in order to be considered. Position-Specific Skills:
      • Must be able to use RS Logix 5000, RS Logix 500, or RS Logix 5 software for machine troubleshooting.
      • Must be able to go online with Control Logix, Compact Logix, SLC500, or PLC5 using either Ethernet I/P, DH+, or RS232. Must be able to download PLC program if necessary.
      • Must be able to read and understand electrical schematics.
      • Must be able to use a multimeter and work in control panels with up to 480VAC.
      • Understands symbols on P&ID's and tag references on line layout drawing.
      • Should be able to replace and configure AB Powerflex 40, 400, and 525 VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) and Yaskawa V1000 and P1000 VFDs.
      • Should be able to replace Panelview and download application using Panelbuilder 32.
      • Should be able to replace Panelview Plus and download application using RS View Studio Machine Edition.
      • Aptitude for further development of technical skills. Physical Demands:
        • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
        • Use hands to handle, touch and manipulate items.
        • Occasionally stoop, reach, kneel, crouch, twist and walk.
        • Have vision abilities to include proximate vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus as well as be able to effectively see and process computer generated images on a screen or hand-held device.
        • Ability lift up to 50 pounds as necessary. Refresco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Refresco North America, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township , PLC Technician, Professions , Wharton, New Jersey

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