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Sr. Automation Technician

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Longmont
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Manufacturing Technicians with automated food manufacturing experience needed in the Denver, CO area.

** Fortune 500 food manufacturer with great company culture, OT compensation, excellent benefits, a new facility that will expand again soon, no travel!**


  • Responsible for the manufacture of consumer foods that comply with all food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements
  • Performs the necessary activities to operate, maintain, and clean production equipment
  • Understands, follows and improves documented operational, maintenance, and sanitation standards in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment
  • Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation equipment and software.
  • Utilizes drawings, prints, and instruction manuals to determine proper steps to be taken for equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs
  • Coaches other team members on electrical, instrumentation, and controls skills, machine functionality, defect identification and resolution, and equipment repair.
  • Active participation in training and qualification programs for designated line/area; participates in assessments and ensures effective training and maintains consistent qualification standards.
  • Uses continuous improvement tools, including breakdown elimination to eliminate losses and drive issues to root cause. Documents, communicates, and implements corrective and preventative actions.
  • Serves as an owner of one or more technical, safety, or quality systems. Responsible for building technician skills and providing ongoing coaching.
  • Creates documentation as needed (SOPs, Job Aids, PM Improvements, etc.).

    • Associates or technical degree or training preferred and High School Diploma or equivalent is required
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with electrical systems, PLC, motor and motion controls, SCADA systems, device and information networks, sensors, instrumentation equipment for manufacturing is required
    • Previous mechanical/maintenance experience preferred
    • Previous food manufacturing experience preferred
    • Proficiency in operation and troubleshooting of the following:

      • Power Distribution
      • Allen-Bradley Studio5000 or Logix5000 platform hardware and software
      • Drives and Motion Control
      • FactoryTalk ME & SE
      • Ethernet/IP Control Network
      • Food Manufacturing and Utility Instrumentation


        • Willing to work rotating shifts on a 2-2-3 schedule and overtime as needed (OT is 1.5x pay)
        • Able to read, understand, and follow documents such as safety policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and general instructions.
        • Working knowledge of general electrical safety.
        • Working knowledge of electrical schematics, power distribution and controls, motor and motor controls, PLC logic controls, HMIs, and other industrial controls.
        • Good communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedback.
        • Able to provide leadership and prioritization in the designated equipment areas.
        • Able to work both independently and on a team.
        • Able to make data-driven decisions and engage others as appropriate.
        • Basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Office Suite.
        • Physical requirements of the job include the ability to:

          • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
          • Stand, sit, walk, enter confined spaces, push, pull, kneel, squat, and climb
          • Perform repetitive actions, reach, and feel
          • Employee is required to have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. The applicant must pass a standard eye exam

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Longmont , Sr. Automation Technician, Professions , Longmont, Colorado

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