Controls Technical Specialist
Nestle Purina PetCare
Just 65 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Allentown – or Lehigh Valley – is in close proximity to many of the major Northeastern U.S. cities, which makes it an ideal location for manufacturing and distributing consumer goods. We utilize thermal processing and high-speed canning to produce varieties of our Friskies®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo® brands – brands we have carefully produced, packaged and shipped since 1955. Allentown balances the identity of a busy industrial city, as well as a beautiful rural environment that Nestlé Purina is truly proud to call home.
The Controls Technical Specialist is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, and enhancing the accuracy, reliability, and system control’s data credibility of PLC and PC based automation systems. In the role you will oversee PLC upgrades and wiring modifications on production equipment. You will also work directly with our maintenance team to troubleshoot and support production line modifications.
- Configure, program, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controls (PLC).
- Perform Preventive Maintenance for controls and organize electrical/control parts inventory.
- Provide programming and electrical support on plant capital projects.
- Implement control systems software upgrades.
- Provides instrumentation, PLC and HMI/SCADA software and hardware support to plant maintenance staff.
Basic Qualifications (Minimum):
- Education: Associate’s Degree (or higher) in an engineering or industrial technology related field.
- Experience (Years/Type): 1+ year of applicable experience in PLC and HMI software development and troubleshooting required.
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