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Night Shift Controls Technician at Mars, Incorporated

Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Flowery Branch, Georgia

Job Description:

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.




Under guidance of the Shift Packaging Group Team Leader(s), this position will perform

Electrical, Control, and Mechanical work as required.

The role of a Control Technician is to safely troubleshoot electrical and electronic equipment in a fast paced production environment. This must be done in a timely manner with little to no general direction. 

This position will be responsible to understand and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs as needed and directed.

The Basic understanding of Data Networking Principles is required as to maintain and troubleshoot the system.

Experience in variable frequency drives, servo drives, AC/DC motors, proximity switches, photo eyes, level controls, weight controls / load cells, calibrations and vision systems are also required. 

Strong candidate will have experience with Siemens Step 7 software, Siemens S7 and 505 PLC’s, Siemens HMI’s, Siemens Si-Motion Controllers, and SCADA Software. 
















































ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

(1) Describe the principal duties which must be completed or else this job is not being performed.  A duty is defined as a group of tasks that constitutes one of the distinct and major activities involved in the work performed. 





% of time



Duty



1.



35



Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and electronic equipment such as motors, motor control circuits, lighting circuits, power distribution systems up to 600 VAC, Programmable Logic Controllers and AC/DC drives, and servo controlled drives as required.



2.



5



Responsible for the installation and set-up of new equipment including electrical conduit, wiring, etc.



3.



10



Provide Electrical Training to Mechanical Group as instructed.



4.



15



Read and understand wiring diagrams and schematics.



5.



15



Use electrical test equipment such as multi-meters, o-scopes, etc. used in the troubleshooting and monitoring of electrical and electronic equipment.



6.



5



Maintain and troubleshoot Data Collection System as required



7.



15



Support Mechanical related issues as required.
































JOB QUALIFICATIONS

To competently perform at a proficient level and be fully qualified, a person would be expected to have:






Education (Minimum Needed):        



High School diploma and a Certificate in Industrial Maintenance or related field.   






Experience (Minimum Needed):      



Proven industrial experience to perform essential functions.






Specialized Knowledge Needed to Perform Job:




  • Knowledge of HMI, XYcom, and Siemens touch screens.

  • Knowledge of SCADA systems.

  • Design and write PLC programs for Allen Bradley, Siemens S7 and 505.

  • Understand electrical schematics.

  • Working understanding of Servo and VFD configuration and control






Special Skills:



SQL fundamentals, Visual Basic, Iconics skills are all desirable






Other:




  • Demonstrate behaviors and competencies to Deliver Consistent Results and Create Collaborative Relationships.













PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS:






Minimal lifting carrying of equipment and parts (50-100lbs).

Minimal pushing (200lbs)

frequent handling/gripping tools and equipment

frequent bending/kneeling/crouching/twisting

frequent standing           



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.