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Electrical Automation Technician - Dekalb, IL


  • Nestle USA
  • 05/21/20
  • Dekalb, IL
  • 60115
  • 58,858-69,833 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Location: DeKalb, IL
Schedule: 6am-3pm or 2pm-11pm; 40 hours weekly; "on call" weekends as needed

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
401(k) Plan
Adoption Assistance
Auto & Home Insurance
Cell Phone Service Discounts
Dental Insurance
Dependent Scholarships
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Discount Programs
Educational Assistance
Gym Discounts
Health Rewards / Rally
Infant Formula Program
Legal Services
Maternity Support
Medical Insurance
NESPRESSO Discounts
Nestle Nutrition Store Discounts
Parental Support Policy
Pet Insurance
Prescription Coverage
ReadyRefresh-Home Delivery of Nestle Waters products at a Discount
Real Recognition Points
Tobacco Cessation Resources
Vehicle Purchase / Lease Discounts
Vision Insurance
Wellness Coaching

POSITION SUMMARY:
Multiskilled individual with responsibility to maintain and troubleshoot all process control and operational support systems equipment in a proactive manner, troubleshoot and repair breakdowns on all major electrical and computer-based equipment. Support factory electrical & automation engineering functions. Assist with capital and process improvement project teams. Perform all preventive maintenance as scheduled and support system improvements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) PLC Control Systems: Strong understanding of PLC control systems and the circuit logic to equipment components.
o Troubleshoot production PLCs, their control panels and associated hardware
o Troubleshoot production HMI systems
o Systematic change control on PLC programs
o Troubleshoot variable frequency drive motors, servo motors, and robot control systems
o Interpret electrical schematics and complex safety circuit networks

b) Electrical & Automation Equipment Preventive Maintenance
o Instrument Calibration: Perform calibration of instruments and program documentation.
o Perform electrical and automation equipment PM work orders in alignment with factorys maintenance planning and scheduling.
o Perform administrative PM work orders in alignment with factorys Computerized Maintenance Management System (i.e. SAPs Asset Maintenance Management) work practices.
o Maintain factory electrical & application program documentation.

c) Industrial Performance Improvement
o Ensure accurate documentation of all electrical and automation platforms, equipment and unplanned machine stops.
o Analyze performance data to improve electrical and automation equipment unplanned stops.
o Analyze performance data to implement automation improvements which provides positive contribution to all key plant indicators (safety, quality, cost, and service).
o Support other maintenance troubleshooting and line maintenance as needed.
o Participate in capital and process improvement teams

d) Industrial Electrical System: Strong understanding of medium voltage electrical distribution systems, including motor control centers, distribution panels, and circuit protection devices.
o Troubleshoot electrical circuits from motor starter to load, including three phase 480 VAC, 120 VAC, and 24 VDC control and power systems.

e) System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
o Basic troubleshooting of messaging from production floor equipment to-and-from the networked systems (Historian).
o Knowledge of control system networks (Ethernet, ControlNet, and instrument digital bus systems)
o Basic troubleshooting of network switches, internet routing protocols and machine messaging protocols.
o Ensure documentation and backup of MES/control system network data and any system, device, or instrument configuration changes.

f) Other
o Ensure the reliable operation of the Utility Management System
o Ensure the reliable operation of the Energy Management System
o Ensure the reliable operation of product Quality Control systems, including automated Statistical Process Control, Quality Management Systems, and Advanced Process Controls.
o Support electrical and automation training for other technicians and operators
o Support of the automation obsolescence program
Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
High school diploma or GED
Two year Technical Degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE:
3 to 5 years experience in manufacturing maintenance; process industry preferred
Experience with automation systems for building, facility, utility, and process controls preferred
Experience with Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs, including process and machine motion control logic
Experience with HMI systems, preferably Allen-Bradley FactoryTalk View, Wonderwares InTouch and ArchestrA platform

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Strong electrical distribution and circuit analysis skills with medium voltage electrical systems.
Safe use of electrical multimeter to measure AC/DC voltage, continuity, and resistance.
Strong PLC troubleshooting skills; Allen Bradley preferred
Ability to understand, troubleshoot and edit HMI systems preferably AB PanelView, Wonderwares InTouch and ArchestrA platform.
Strong process automation skills.
Machine Safety circuits and performance level identification
Able to work off-shifts, weekends & extended shifts (i.e. 10 hrs., 12 hrs.)
May require internal & external certification

Core Skills
Communication skills-Able to communicate verbally with leaders and co-workers to accomplish tasks in an open and honest manner. Ability to give and receive feedback, ask questions and challenge respectfully. Work in a team environment where a positive attitude, healthy conflict resolution, engagement, and personal accountability is expected.
Critical Thinking Skills-Able to reason, solve problems, analyze graphs, interpret data, troubleshoot equipment and systems. Participate and lead process improvement projects, make decisions based on analysis, able to read instructions and engineering documents, attention to detail, and accurately record information. Locate information in a resourceful manner.
Willingness to support an open positive Nestle culture and follow established values. Integrate into all parts of the operation to support the facility in achieving our goals & objectives. Proactive individual that takes responsibility for their equipment, line, coworkers and the continuous improvement of the operation.
Accountable for personal development and improvement. Train and build competency in others.
Employee must come to work promptly and regularly, work independently with minimal supervision at times under stressful conditions, work within deadlines, be able to work professionally with others at all times and in all situations. Ability to work in a fast paced environment & handle multiple tasks.

Benefit eligibility will vary based on full-time, part-time, and seasonal employee status. The above list is for illustrative purposes only and reflects current benefit offerings. Nestl retains the right to change or discontinue benefits at any time, in its sole discretion.

Job Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation
Primary LocationUS-IL-Aurora-DeKalb
Organization Nestle USA
Schedule Full-time
Unposting Date Ongoing


The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action
employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.


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