Controls Technician

Job Number: 11138
Location(s): Carlisle, IA

Overview & Responsibilities

A Controls Technician execute controls related work orders generated by operators, mechanics and engineers.  Support the control and automation needs of both corporate and plant sponsored tests and projects.  Work with operations and Systems Engineers to determine electrical and controls related needs.  Work with the Controls Engineers to develop plans and priorities for plant controls projects and problem.  Develop working knowledge, including specification, design, troubleshooting and programming.  The wage rate for this position is $23.61, plus overtime, possible weekends and on-call requirements.

We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Annie’s, Lara Bar, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.

We seek out the best talent, and then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.

Main Responsibilities for Controls Technician:

  • Develop working knowledge, including specification, design, troubleshooting and programming of:
    • AC/DC circuits
    • HVAC controls and instrumentation
    • Controls related networks, servers, InSql, and InCuity.
    • Emergency Stop Systems and Classifications
    • Robotic Systems, Motors and motor control circuits
    • Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems
    • Process PID loops
    • Instrument Calibration and Repair
    • Control systems comprised of transmitters, controllers, valves, etc.
    • Software systems of PLC’s, HMI’s, Prolinx, ProSoft, WMS, Drives (VFD’s and Servos) and Controls Networks
  • Complete necessary training to upgrade skills pertaining to effective maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Schedule repair work, identify and requisition parts, document repair history for equipment including labor, materials and outside maintenance services.
  • Assist with project and equipment installations and start-ups
  • Play an active role in developing and applying controls system design standards.
  • Work with vendors and consultants to troubleshoot and repair electrical and controls related issues.
  • Act as an electrical and controls technical expert in supporting capital projects.
  • Support electrical and controls for entire plant, as well as support for your assigned area.
  • Responsible for proper documentation of work performed
  • Schedule repair work, identify and requisition parts, document repair history including labor, material and outside maintenance
  • Perform training to plant personnel.
  • Maintain all Quality and GMP standards
  • Work effectively in a team environment while following Plant Norms
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) and Foundational Systems activities
  • Follow all Safety procedures and support all Safety initiatives ensuring safety of personnel and safe operation of equipment, including, but not limited to: compliance with NEC and OSHA Codes, confined space entry, lockout/tag out, hot work permits, use of welding curtains, safe handling of chemicals and emergency response procedures.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Controls Technician:

  • Ability to safely lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and stand for 12 consecutive hours
  • Able to work in warm and cold environments and around product dust
  • Ability to climb and work from a ladder
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed team environment with high quality and productivity
  • Mechanical, electrical, math, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Competent with the Maximo maintenance management system:
  • Demonstrate ability to install and set sensors, instrumentation and other electrical and controls related equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic electric theory and perform electrical calculations (ohm’s law)
  • Ability to properly use hand and power tools and PPE
  • Proficient in reading electrical drawings, identify components and wiring.
  • Ability to electrically troubleshoot using electrical instruments and electrical circuit knowledge.
  • Proficient in using a computer and controls related software.
  • Ability to install, wire and maintain relays, photo-eyes, limit switches, proximity switches, solenoid valves, motors, starters, VFD’s, PLC I/O modules, and safety circuits.
  • Ability to install, wire, troubleshoot, analog control devices (level, temperature, flow, pressure, load cells, loop controls, encoders)
  • Ability to install and maintain metal detectors, check weighers, date coders and case coders
  • Proficient on how to connect from PC to controls related equipment and make changes.
  • Basic skills in using in RSLogix 5000, 500, 5, RSlinx, Mass Autosave, RSNetworx, and RSLinx
  • Use the National Electrical Code, NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, supporting codes and GMI Standards to perform work in a quality manner.
  • Set up, troubleshoot, adjust and repair electrical components including preventive, predictive, overhaul and corrective maintenance
  • Demonstrate use of test equipment including multimeter, DVOM, dual trace scope, Gould chart recorder and amp probe
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook E-Mail, windows explorer and internet explorer
  • Must be capable of working flexible hours an help provide 24/7 support of the plant controls and automation systems.
  • Experience in the application of PLC, motion controls, HMI device and information networks, sensors, and other instrumentation to automate manufacturing systems.
  • Possess good oral and written (English) communication skills.
  • Completion of a 2 year electronics’ or electrical engineering program
  • Technical training or 4 years experience in a related field to meet the job requirements listed above

Overview & Responsibilities

A Controls Technician execute controls related work orders generated by operators, mechanics and engineers.  Support the control and automation needs of both corporate and plant sponsored tests and projects.  Work with operations and Systems Engineers to determine electrical and controls related needs.  Work with the Controls Engineers to develop plans and priorities for plant controls projects and problem.  Develop working knowledge, including specification, design, troubleshooting and programming.  The wage rate for this position is $23.61, plus overtime, possible weekends and on-call requirements.

We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Annie’s, Lara Bar, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.

We seek out the best talent, and then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.

Main Responsibilities for Controls Technician:

  • Develop working knowledge, including specification, design, troubleshooting and programming of:
    • AC/DC circuits
    • HVAC controls and instrumentation
    • Controls related networks, servers, InSql, and InCuity.
    • Emergency Stop Systems and Classifications
    • Robotic Systems, Motors and motor control circuits
    • Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems
    • Process PID loops
    • Instrument Calibration and Repair
    • Control systems comprised of transmitters, controllers, valves, etc.
    • Software systems of PLC’s, HMI’s, Prolinx, ProSoft, WMS, Drives (VFD’s and Servos) and Controls Networks
  • Complete necessary training to upgrade skills pertaining to effective maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Schedule repair work, identify and requisition parts, document repair history for equipment including labor, materials and outside maintenance services.
  • Assist with project and equipment installations and start-ups
  • Play an active role in developing and applying controls system design standards.
  • Work with vendors and consultants to troubleshoot and repair electrical and controls related issues.
  • Act as an electrical and controls technical expert in supporting capital projects.
  • Support electrical and controls for entire plant, as well as support for your assigned area.
  • Responsible for proper documentation of work performed
  • Schedule repair work, identify and requisition parts, document repair history including labor, material and outside maintenance
  • Perform training to plant personnel.
  • Maintain all Quality and GMP standards
  • Work effectively in a team environment while following Plant Norms
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) and Foundational Systems activities
  • Follow all Safety procedures and support all Safety initiatives ensuring safety of personnel and safe operation of equipment, including, but not limited to: compliance with NEC and OSHA Codes, confined space entry, lockout/tag out, hot work permits, use of welding curtains, safe handling of chemicals and emergency response procedures.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Controls Technician:

  • Ability to safely lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and stand for 12 consecutive hours
  • Able to work in warm and cold environments and around product dust
  • Ability to climb and work from a ladder
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed team environment with high quality and productivity
  • Mechanical, electrical, math, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Competent with the Maximo maintenance management system:
  • Demonstrate ability to install and set sensors, instrumentation and other electrical and controls related equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic electric theory and perform electrical calculations (ohm’s law)
  • Ability to properly use hand and power tools and PPE
  • Proficient in reading electrical drawings, identify components and wiring.
  • Ability to electrically troubleshoot using electrical instruments and electrical circuit knowledge.
  • Proficient in using a computer and controls related software.
  • Ability to install, wire and maintain relays, photo-eyes, limit switches, proximity switches, solenoid valves, motors, starters, VFD’s, PLC I/O modules, and safety circuits.
  • Ability to install, wire, troubleshoot, analog control devices (level, temperature, flow, pressure, load cells, loop controls, encoders)
  • Ability to install and maintain metal detectors, check weighers, date coders and case coders
  • Proficient on how to connect from PC to controls related equipment and make changes.
  • Basic skills in using in RSLogix 5000, 500, 5, RSlinx, Mass Autosave, RSNetworx, and RSLinx
  • Use the National Electrical Code, NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, supporting codes and GMI Standards to perform work in a quality manner.
  • Set up, troubleshoot, adjust and repair electrical components including preventive, predictive, overhaul and corrective maintenance
  • Demonstrate use of test equipment including multimeter, DVOM, dual trace scope, Gould chart recorder and amp probe
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook E-Mail, windows explorer and internet explorer
  • Must be capable of working flexible hours an help provide 24/7 support of the plant controls and automation systems.
  • Experience in the application of PLC, motion controls, HMI device and information networks, sensors, and other instrumentation to automate manufacturing systems.
  • Possess good oral and written (English) communication skills.
  • Completion of a 2 year electronics’ or electrical engineering program
  • Technical training or 4 years experience in a related field to meet the job requirements listed above

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