Dean Foods

  • Automation & Controls Tech

    Job Locations US-TN-Athens
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Installation, Maintenance & Repair
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
  • Job Description & Requirements

    The Automation and Controls Technician  is responsible for installing and repairing electrical systems, apparatus and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications.

    • Troubleshoot / enhance PLC code and HMI screens created by others.
    • Troubleshoot, calibrate, and replace process instrumentation (chart recorders, mass flow, mag flow, vortex flow, temperature, and pressure sensors).
    • Troubleshoot / repair 0-10V & 4-20mA loop control circuits.
    • Troubleshoot / repair 24V – 480V AC/DC motor and/or control circuits.
    • Troubleshoot / repair motor starter and VFD controlled motors ranging from ½ HP to 500 HP.
    • Troubleshoot / repair industrial communication networks including: Remote I/O, DeviceNet, and Ethernet I/P networks
    • Apply engineering principals to analyze and solve difficult production and processing problems.
    • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
    • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices. 
    • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
    • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc. 
    • Responsible for food safety, pre*requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.  Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • 2 years related experience required.
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems and the Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Strong knowledge of computer networks.
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects
    • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Experience with the following Rockwell Software products is highly desirable: RS Logix 5, RS Logix 500, RS Logix 5000, RS Linx Classic, RS Linx Enterprise, and Factory Talk View SE
    • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
    • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.
    • Attain and maintain required certifications
    • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, crawl, reach, bend, climb and occasionally sit throughout the entire shift. 
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and assist others when lifting is necessary.
    • Must be able to work in a wet/humid environment with moderate noise.
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
    • Effectively work in a team environment.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to urgent repairs.
    • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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