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Controls Technician

Company: Schwan's
Location: Avondale
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Starting Pay: $31.40 / hour or more depends on experience.

Additional 1.50 shift differential from 6pm - 6am


This is a full-time position within our manufacturing facility with opportunities for advancement!

Who we are!

Schwan's Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron , Tony's , Big Daddy's , Villa Prima and Freschetta pizza; Mrs. Smith's and Edwards desserts; and Pagoda Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan's, visit .

What we want to do for you:

We offer eligible employees competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package designed to assist employees and their families with their financial security, health and well-being.

Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Plans

Two weeks paid vacation + holidays for new hires

401(k) Program with immediate Company Match

What we need from you:

Associates degree or equivalent experience and 5-7 years of related experience

Understanding of Ethernet networks, IP addressing, wiring, and cable patching

Detailed understanding of PLC's is required: PLC5SLC500, Compact/Contrologix.

Strong ability to utilize Factory TalkView Studio, RSLogix500, Studio 500 Professional, and Panel View 32

Ability to read/understand blueprints and schematics

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume

Excellent problem-solving skills

Ability to comply with all general safety policies and procedures in accordance with Company, Local, State, and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations

Ability to obtain a valid forklift license

Must be able to lift ninety (90)


Responsible for performing design and maintenance of control networks, ladder logic programming, and plant software

Maintains calibration of measuring instrumentation, electrical, and mechanical equipment

Performs calibration and maintains electronic measuring, instrumentation recording, and indicating instruments electrical mechanical equipment

Maintains detailed mapping of Ethernet networks including; IP addresses, wiring switches, and cable patching

Manages revision control PLC Logic including; PLC5, SLC500, and Compact/Contrologix. Utilizes Factory Talk View Studio, RSLogix500, Studio 500 Professional, and Panel View 32 to maintain and optimize controls systems throughout the plant

Ensures system integration of Information Technology (IT) systems with Operations Technology (OT) systems function on daily basis

Optimizes plant processes by editing and/or writing ladder logic programming for a variety of systems

Performs standard to more complex repairs and is responsible to receive adjust and install new plant equipment ensuring the proper electrical performance; operate a variety of power hand and shop tools as required

Responsible for the diagnosis of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and similar problems and apply appropriate corrective action

Reads and interprets schematic drawings and diagrams required to perform maintenance on or install plant equipment

Performs advanced electrician duties including but not limited to: using a voltage meter to check high and low voltage reading on equipment, checking for open circuits for line voltage, troubleshooting frequency, drives for proper operation understanding all aspects of an electrical schematic and troubleshooting/replacing I/O modules in a PLC

Participates in and successfully completes training directed at increasing job-related trade skills as mandated by management/supervisor

Performs all duties in accordance with USDA, company policy, and established procedures and maintains clean work area

Performs PM's inspections and verifications on all control components

Performs frequency drives, writes drive logic in PLC code, creates HMI applications, uploads and downloads PLC Programs and HMI applications, programs ladder logic to troubleshoot equipment, integrates new processes into equipment, sets up network communications, and sets up advanced routing of Ethernet protocols

The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required, including but not limited to bump cap, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, hair and beard nets, gloves and safety shoes or rubber boots

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Keywords: Schwan's, Avondale , Controls Technician, Professions , Avondale, Arizona

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