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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?:  No Travel
Date:  Apr 3, 2021
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 94260 - Richmond, Indiana, United States

In an ever-changing and dynamic world, our Supply Chain and Manufacturing professionals, who are recognized as the best in the business, are essential to quickly delivering our products to consumers worldwide. They are responsible for ensuring we make quality products that consumers love. Using advanced technology and an analytical mindset, they are especially adept at continuously improving manufacturing processes. This team comprises a variety of global roles and focus areas, including operations, engineering, process development and innovation, procurement, network operations, project management, factory performance & reliability, packaging, continuous improvement, and supply chain management.


Join our team at Richmond, IN as a Controls Technician!

This role is responsible for the installation, maintenance, support and improvement of the facilities plant floor control system. This would include but not limited to the following:

  • Plant liaison with outside integrators and contractors to ensure the facilities business needs are met on time and within budget.
  • Training the plant's maintenance resources and operating technician during the startup of new or modified control systems.
  • Act as a resource for the maintenance team when technical issues are beyond their understanding and ability to resolve.
  • Provide innovation and support for continuous improvement projects.



  • Develop and/or support the implementation of PLC programs for projects.
  • Manage I/O checkout for new projects and process improvements
  • Maintain and modify PLC programs to support the day to day operation of the facility.
  • Install and use Wonder-Ware SCADA software to support plant projects.
  • Maintain and upgrade the plant SCADA System.
  • Manage change control and keep validation of plant PLC’s and SCADA system current.
  • Work in conjunction with the Network administrator to maintain the Facility Controls Network (hardware and software).
  • Work on CI projects throughout the entire plant and solve system failures when they occur.
  • Work closely with Maintenance and Operator Technician teams to assure that they are accurately trained in the use of the plant control systems.
  • Work with OEM & Consultants to tackle system related problems
  • Provide on-call support for on-shift Technical Resources.


Required Qualifications:

  • Electrical Maintenance Background
  • PLC Training in GE 9070 Programming Software and Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, PLC 5 and SLC 5/05 software
  • Wonder-Ware InTouch and Archestra
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Read, develop and/or change electrical schematics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent Engineering/Engineering Technology in Controls or Electrical field.
  • MSsql
  • Industrial SQL
  • AB Panelview
  • Sigmatek PLC and Operator interface
  • Siemens Step 7

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: Richmond Indiana

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