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Intiva Health Controls Technician in Tempe, Arizona

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Controls Technician continuously evaluates the existing process control systems for reliability of control and effectiveness. In fulfilling this role, the Controls Technician works closely with team department members providing technical automation expertise and implementing solutions to improve processes, increase equipment reliability, reduce cost factors and minimize unplanned downtime.Responsibilities:

  • Develop, troubleshoot, improve and maintain automation documentation (schematics, functional descriptions, PLC programs, SCADAs, etc.)

  • Responsible for integration of PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, Servo Drives, and process controls.

  • Responsible for the standardization of control systems, control logic designs, documentation of operation procedures and as-built drawings and logic.

  • Plant liaison for new system start up and commissioning by all outside controls contractors and system integrators to ensure proper transfer of documented PLC program changes and adequate training on the installation/changes that have been completed.

  • Provides tactical automation troubleshooting skills daily

  • Responsible for training end users on the operations of newly installed or modified process control systems.

  • Manage automation improvement projects including vision systems

  • Mentor/train Instrumentation & Controls Technicians

  • Other duties/tasks may be assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor?s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years? experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

  • Expert utilizing RsLogix 5000, Factorytalk SE including advanced instructions (message routing, add on instructions, etc)

  • Fluent in Chinese preferred

  • Ability to update electrical prints

  • Aseptic/Dairy experience preferred

  • Strong Consumer Package Goods background

  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities

  • Able to maintain confidentiality of records and information

  • Knowledge of USDA, State, Federal regulations for a dairy manufacturing facility

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgements on sensitive, confidential issues

  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

  • Ability to analyze and assess training and development needs

  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in quality assurance, maintenance, and ERP applications

  • Able to stand for extended periods of time, lift a minimum of 40 lbs. on an occasional basis, and able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 75 feet

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Ability to work all shifts including off shifts

Safety Requirement:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.

  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.

  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.

  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.