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PLC Technician

Requisition ID 36586
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter #LI-PO1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Key responsibilities

  • Work under limited supervision to lead, maintain, troubleshoot, and modification of Automated Controls and Instrumentation systems to ensure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Be the on-site technical point of contact for all I&C systems and devices
  • Perform work in a safe manner, as well as, keeping equipment clean and in safe working condition
  • Comply with all job specific safety procedures and utilize PPE as required
  • Apply subject matter expertise (SME) in material handling and automation control systems to maximize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and throughput.
  • Assist the Facility Maintenance Manager in developing the Maintenance team through mentoring, coaching, encouragement, and development of formalized training plans
  • Lead advanced troubleshooting of automation control systems, HMIs, VFDs, servo drives, motor control systems, PLCs, and electrical circuitry
  • Actively participate in all phases of automation systems life cycle including design, development, test, installation, startup and support
  • Act as first-level escalation for automation controls support for the site and appropriately escalate issues that negatively affect OEE
  • Perform controls systems assessments to maintain and improve equipment reliability and throughput
  • Safeguard change management related to control systems
  • Capture and trend metrics to resolve problems that create performance deficiencies
  • Proactively communicate the status of technical issues and potential variances to be aligned with leadership, ensuring resulting impacts to systems and OEE is understood
  • Maintains accurate maintenance records related to I&C systems
  • Technical liaison for site with Corporate Support Center
  • Networks with Lead Controls Technicians from other sites
  • NEC, NFPA and Arc Flash codes, IEEE and OSHA

Qualifications and skills

  • Demonstrate minimum 5 years of experience on industrial automation systems
  • Advanced electrical and controls troubleshooting ability of automation control systems: PLC, HMI, SCADA, hardware, software, their related equipment, and field devices
  • Allen Bradley 5, 500, 5000 and RS Logix, Rockwell Studio 5000
  • Ability to set up, configure, and mAintain automated systems (EtherNet, Profibus, Modbus, DeviceNet, and ControlNet)
  • Ability to understand, review, and analyze functional descriptions, instrumentation diagrams, blueprints, interpret PLC ladder logic and P&ID’s
  • Experience with low voltage distribution systems to 600VAC
  • Maintain excellent and positive working relationship with the team, with other departments, as well as with all outside vendors, suppliers, and contractors
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) such as part of SAP
  • Ability to work at high elevations using fall protection

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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