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Sr. Maintenance Technician - PLC

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Puyallup
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Sr. Maintenance Technician - PLCSr. Maintenance Technician-PLC ensures equipment uptime through timely, in-depth electricaltroubleshooting of 480VAC & 24VDC components. The Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC has strongworking knowledge of all operating systems in the plant including but not limited to Allen Bradley (AB),B&R automation, Siemens, and Zenon. Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC acts as a subject matter experton behalf of the plant in frequency drives, human machine interface (HMI), plant operating systems anddata collection/system backups. Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC performs troubleshooting and repair offacilities and auxiliary equipment and general electrical maintenance of the building and grounds. TheSr. Maintenance Technician-PLC works directly with Maintenance Technicians, machine Operators,Supervisors and Managers to resolve both electrical and mechanical issues. Sr. MaintenanceTechnician-PLC develops and implements best practices aligned with Niagara s maintenance strategies.Through the use of preventative and predictive maintenance processes, the Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC champions continuous improvement efforts and assists with training in their focus areas.Essential FunctionsAdhere to and enforce highest standards in safety and good manufacturing practices plant-wide
Train and lead Operators, Mechanics and Supervisors on technical procedures related to high-speed bottle manufacturing and packaging
Work directly with plant leadership to develop and execute projects involving continuous improvement, upgrades, and the resolution of re-occurring problems
Rapid identification of machine problems to minimize equipment downtime with root cause analysis conducted to prevent re-occurrence
Partner with other Sr. Maintenance Technician to resolve cross-functional problems
Use of available software systems to analyze and identify issues to drive throughput performance
Define requirements and lead overhaul efforts to rebuild equipment to like-new status during planned downtime
Transfer knowledge to Niagara team members to develop operating and troubleshooting procedures in the following areas of bottling production specialization:o Blow molding, inclusive of PET processing, machine set-up, mold changes, and quality inspection systemso Filling/capping, beverage processing methods, cap feeding systems with light closures, vision inspections systems and laser date coders, quality/sanitation standards, and conveying systemso Labeling technology, roll-fed and/or cut and stack, machine set-up, hot melt gluing systems, and conveying systemso Dry-end packaging including case packers, case conveyors, conventional and robotic palletizers, and stretch wrappers. Machine set-up required for all pack size changeso Common OEM s for production equipment: Krones, Sidel, KHS, Sacmi, Tech Long
Transfer knowledge to Niagara team members to develop operating and troubleshootingprocedures in the following areas of injection technology:o Husky injection molding machines consisting of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical systemso Auxiliary systems including resin handling/blending, resin drying, dehumidification, vision inspection, conveying, and cooling systemso Mold systems, internal hot runner and cold half maintenance, identification of component wear and troubleshooting through detailed inspection of produced productso Plastic processing at high speeds while maintaining tight part tolerances and acceptable levels of acetaldehyde (AA)Create SOP s for troubleshooting machines, and upload them to BDA system
Regular and predictable attendance, as well as required on-call availability, are essential functions of the job to ensure equipment and facility up-time
Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in an electrical maintenance environment6 Years
Experience in Position4 Years
Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationEffective communication of issues and solutions to cross-functional team membersAbility to read and interpret schematics: electrical and instrumentation diagramsFamiliarity with all basic hand tools, multi-meter and PLC Hardware (I/O modules, communication modules, CPUs and safety relays)Knowledgeable on RSLogix 5000, SIMATIC Step 7 and Factory Talk StudioWillingness to be a technical leader and trainer within the automation and electrical area of the plant or machine centerSkilled in the repair of variable frequency drives, servomotors and controllers, communication systems (asi-bus, can-bus, profi- bus, ethernet), PLC input/output cards, and safety modulesDemonstrated ability to communicate effectively and resolve issues across multiple departments and levels of the organization
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and OutlookPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in an electrical maintenance environment10+ Years
Experience working in Position6 Years
Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and education4 years of experience in troubleshooting one of the following operating systems: Allen Bradley (AB), B&R or Siemens4 years of experience in an electro-mechanical role with Krones, Husky, Sidel, or other packaging or bottling equipment1 year of experience leading and developing others on the functionality and repair of electro-mechanical equipment2 years of experience creating process improvements or continuous improvement initiativesSkilled in layout and installation of electrical and communication linesSkilled working with electrical systems including 480VAC & 24VDC powerAbility to read and interpret schematics: process and instrumentation diagramsProficiency in troubleshooting one or more of the following automation systems: AllenBradley (AB), B&R, and/or SiemensWorking experience with RSLogix 5000, SIMATIC Step 7, and Factory Talk StudioUnderstanding of binary numbers and computer infrastructureKnowledge of COPA-Data Zenon, SEW Motion Studios, and/or B&R Automation StudiosCompetenciesThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerMakes safety the number one priorityKeeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediatelyEffectively prioritizes tasks based on department goalsShows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directlyPrioritizes resolution of customer issues effectivelyResponds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customersInnovACTMakes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or productsDemonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstancesIncreases performance through greater efficiencyFind a WaySeeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other expertsUnderstands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actionsSeeks solutions rather than placing blameEmpowered to be GreatConsistently looks for ways to improve one s self through growth and development opportunitiesCommunicates clearly and promptly up, down, and acrossCommunicates effectively to manage expectationsEducationMinimum Required:High School Diploma or GEDPreferred:Associate's Degree in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, mechatronics, industrial manufacturing, manufacturing automation or other similar manufacturing-related specializationCertification/License: Required:
N/AForeign Language Required:
None RequiredPreferred:
None RequiredTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Hourly$45.07 - $63.10 / HourlyBenefits employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameTACOMA

Keywords: Niagara Bottling, Seattle , Sr. Maintenance Technician - PLC, Professions , Puyallup, Washington

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