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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Controls Technician

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 14, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 118021 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States


Job Summary

The Controls Technician supports and leads trouble-shooting controls issues and problems in the Operations area. The position also works on continuous improvement projects through programming and trouble-shooting activities. Also serves as on call support for technical/ systems problems.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead troubleshooting of production problems on a timely basis until successful resolution including major and minor maintenance of automated and non-automated equipment

  • Lead/Work on Continuous Improvement projects throughout the plant

  • Valid and keep current the plant Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems

  • Provide technical support on capital projects

  • Supports Failure Investigations in respective areas

  • Recommends, decides and implements actions under daily operation pressure to drive production lines performance

  • Provide on-call after hour support for on-shift Technical Resources

  • Work in conjunction with the Network administrator to maintain the Facility Controls Network (hardware and software)

  • Work closely with Maintenance and Operator Technician teams to assure that they are properly trained in the use of the plant control systems. Work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Consultants to solve system related problems

  • Document changes made to software and hardware (electrical and Process & Instrumentation prints)


*This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions*


Education/ Experience

Minimum education and experience requirements:  

  • High School Diploma 

  • 2 year Industrial Technology Certificate or Electrical Electronic Technology degree or equivalent work experience 

  • 2 years’ experience in PLC Field with knowledge of WonderWare Intouch and Archestra (Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, Programmable Logic Controllers)

  • 2 years’ experience in developing and/or changing electrical schematics.

  • Be available to work on different shifts, up to 12 hours/day and 5 to 7 days/week


Preferred education and experience requirements: 

  • BS or equivalent Engineering/Engineering Technology in Controls or Electrical discipline. 

  • Ability to design and apply 3 phase 480 VAC circuit

  • Ability to design and apply 120 VAC and 24 VAC control circuit designs and applications

  • Know, understand and interpret NEC regulatory requirements

  • Experience troubleshooting Micromotion Flow meters, Servo Motors and drives 

  • Ability to troubleshoot and commission Variable Frequency AC Drives, 3 phase motor starters, Solenoids, control values, Servo Motors and drives

  • Microsoft Structured Query Language (MSsql) 

  • Industrial Structured Query Language (SQL) 

  • Allen-Bradley Panelview 



Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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