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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:  Sr. Controls Technician

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 15, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 140360 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States

 

The Sr. Automation & Controls Technician for the Tonganoxie Manufacturing facility is responsible for on-shift support and maintenance of the electrical, controls and plant floor systems for the Hill's Tonganoxie Plant.

 

As part of the start-up, this role will participate in start-up activities, establishing systems, and developing materials for Controls and Automation Area.

 

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

  • Maintain and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including Allen Bradley ControlLogix and GuardLogix, Wonderware based Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) or Panelview.

 

  • Maintain and troubleshoot plant floor electrical, control and pneumatics components including: vision systems, industrial and collaborative robots, valves, motors, loop controllers, solenoids, control system I/O (Flex IO and Point IO), measurement and instrumentation systems (flow meters, load cells, photoelectrics, level probes, metal detectors, container fill detectors, touch screen monitors, computer equipment and peripherals and container vacuum detection).

 

  • Function as a technical resource and shift troubleshooting resource for operations, maintenance and engineering (requires climbing, bending and crawling)

 

  • Conduct training (written material, using digital flows tools and audiovisual content) for controls and electrical related systems for maintenance and operations personnel.

 

  • Provide extensive reporting and communication of problems and steps taken.

 

  • Perform basic network diagnostics (mostly Ethernet and Ethernet/IP).

 

  • Follow backup procedures (controllers, panels, programmable switches, etc.).

 

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

 

  • Be accountable for meeting or exceeding safety standards according to the published Hill's Safety Policy.

 

  • Simple SQL querying for troubleshooting

 

  • Support, troubleshoot and perform improvement configurations to the AGV and AMR fleet.

 

  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications 

 

  • Complete controls related projects as assigned

 

 

 

 

Education/ Experience

 

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent  

 

  • 7 years of plant technical experience or 5 years of experience and a two year technical degree

 

 

 

 

 

Requiered skills and qualifications

 

 

  • Appetite for learning

 

  • Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer - Microsoft Word, Excel, Google tools, email

 

  • Ability to read and use electrical schematics

 

  • Know, understand, and interpret NEC regulatory requirements.

 

  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (3 phase 480 VAC, 120 VAC, 24VAC and VDC control circuits).

 

  • Ability to troubleshoot and program PLC's utilizing ladder logic programming. Familiar with Sequencer programming and AOI blocks.

 

  • Be available to work on different shifts and weekends as needed

 

 

 

 

Advantageous Qualifications

 

  • Experience troubleshooting Wonderware/AVEVA System Platform.

 

  • Experience working with Microsoft SQL databases.

 

  • Ability to program and troubleshoot, Allen Bradley PLC's, Panelview OIT.

 

  • Experience using Industrial Networks (Ethernet, Ethernet / IP, HART).

 

  • Ability to troubleshoot and commission Variable Frequency AC Drives, 3 phase motor starters, solenoids, control values, flowmeters, servo motors and drives, analog sensors (pressure, level, temperature), load cells.

 

  • Familiarity with Cisco architecture and infrastructure (Basic LAN concepts)

 

  • Ability to create or modify CAD drawings
     

 

 

We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Apply with us! Come and join our outstanding team!
 

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 http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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


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