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Controls Technician - Weekend Shift - $5,000 Sign On Bonus!

Company: E. A. Sween Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details


We are always looking for talented, hardworking people to join the E.A. Sween family. We are a family-oriented company that understands the significance of our employees and we are successful because of our incredibly committed team. We are looking for a Controls Technician to join our Weekend Maintenance team at E. A. Sween. The hours for this role are Friday Through Sunday, 5:00am to 6:30pm.

E.A. Sween is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability


1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the various areas of the plant. Including bringing equipment, tools, etc.

2. Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, and organized workspace

3. Demonstrate safe work habits by following all safety rules and general plant rules

4. Wear Personal Protection Equipment: Cut resistant gloves, hard hats while in Production, or safety glasses and specific protective equipment-based task being done

5. Successfully complete the mandatory E.A. Sween Safety quarterly safety training

Automation/Controls Technician

--- Display an advanced ability to manage time and perform self-directed work.
--- Build documentation for in house designs and, or training purposes.
--- Perform all programming of VFDs, PLCs and HMIs.
--- Provide training and assistance to Line Technicians on all automation equipment, control circuits troubleshooting.
--- Provide back up support for all Line Technicians including die changes and change overs as necessary.
--- Ability to work with outside vendors to improve current processes or find future process improvements.
--- Display a basic understanding and aptitude of mechanical processes and procedures while troubleshooting
--- Ability to use basic hand tools on the floor
--- Identify mechanical issues and remedy
--- Ability to perform mechanical repairs efficiently and effectively
--- Display an advanced understanding and aptitude of electrical processes and procedures while troubleshooting equipment
--- Using a meter to perform high level troubleshooting to component level.
--- Replace/Program electrical components and complete complex wiring.
--- Advanced electrical abilities
--- Display basic ability to use shop equipment
--- Mill
--- Lathe
--- Drill Press
--- Band saws
--- Welder
--- Hydraulic presses
--- Help to build the PM procedures for all automation equipment, help to build spare parts inventory for all automation equipment.
--- Follow all aspects of the Maintenance Planning Process
--- Use and help validate PM Job Plans
--- Use Asset Essentials to create a Work Order
--- Follow all aspects of the Parts Process
--- Understand Storeroom Layout
--- Parts Checkout process and expectations
--- Using Asset Essentials (parts lookup, etc.)
--- Use Redzone to communicate with fellow co-workers and cross functional teams
--- Must maintain good attendance, GMP and Safety records

--- Have an understanding of SQF Level 3 (Food Safety & Quality)
--- Have an understanding of regulatory & customer requirements
--- Have an understanding of HACCP plans
--- Understand your responsibility in protecting the safety and quality of our food through proper GMPs
--- Report any questionable product to the QA, Supervisor or QC


--- Assist in providing a friendly, positive work environment. Show respect for all other co-workers. Get along with all co-workers.
--- Ability to accept work instructions & complete requests from co-workers
--- Provide input and feedback on department updates, status, changes, etc.
--- Provide training for Line Technicians as needed.
--- Complete other duties as assigned

Continuous Improvement

--- Understand and follow general principles and goals of EAS Continuous Improvement/LEAN program
--- Lead internal projects designed at reducing manual labor processes
--- Take a lead role in new equipment design/install project
--- Be willing to participate in any company mandated or recommended training to grow skills within given scope of the role
Automation/Controls Technician: Demonstrate the mastery of the following standard work processes

--- Repair and maintain equipment using the industry standards and collaborating with other departments as needed
--- Work with other departments to ensure repairs are completed on timely basis
--- Completely & correctly complete all required documents for Production and the department
--- PMs
--- Other documentation as required

Required Qualifications

--- Have good communication skills
--- Be proficient at Microsoft Word, Google Drive and Outlook
--- Ability to manage time and workload efficiently and independently
--- Highly proficient at electrical troubleshooting and logic processes
--- High level understanding of automation processes and design
--- Maintenance activities are conducted in a food safety certified environment so previous food experience is strongly preferred.
--- Have strong knowledge of automation software ( RSLogix, CCW, Factory Talk ME and others)
--- Five years previous Maintenance Technician, two years Controls/Automation Technician experience or completed Controls/Automation degree and industrial maintenance experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

--- > 20% of shift spent in refrigerated production rooms under 50 -F
--- Ability to respond to off hour calls for support over the phone
--- Some overtime is expected in the role
--- Ability to life > 50Lbs. on occasion









Licenses & Certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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