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Automation Technician I at Agropur, Inc in Jerome, Idaho

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Job Description:

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Job Type:Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!

The Automation Technician I uses knowledge of electronics, mechanics and computers to troubleshoot and repair instrumentation and computer-controlled systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor Automated Systems using a computer.
  • Troubleshoot the automation system using various PLC programs.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot HMI Systems, making adjustments or modifications as needed.
  • Perform checks and calibration of plant floor equipment.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance work.
  • Perform Completion of Documentation for scheduled maintenance work.
  • Perform work orders assigned by the Planners.
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance of electrical circuits.
  • Install new electrical circuits.
  • Help plant production personnel troubleshoot production problems.
  • Maintain the Controls system.
  • Oversee the everyday automation activities of the manufacturing plant.
  • Install and test systems.
  • Make program changes as needed to help the production areas run more efficiently.
  • Resolve and repair all system faults and anomalies.
  • Calibrate instruments throughout the plant.
  • Understand and comply with all Quality Assurance policies, and immediately report any potential food safety issues to management.
  • Maintain, inspect and modify automation equipment, technologies and processes.
  • Provide technical assistance for automation problems to operators and managers.
  • Make adjustments or modifications to existing PLC Programs.
  • Help plant production personnel troubleshoot production problems.
  • Conduct work in a safe manner and abide by all company safety policies.
  • Bend and install electrical conduit following all appropriate local and national codes.
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuits, motors and equipment controls.
  • Perform all functions that consist of Maximo (Computerized Maintenance Program).
  • Perform basic mechanical duties in the plant as needed.
  • Help troubleshoot and maintain the plant.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • This position uses electrical measuring equipment i.e. Fluke Multimeter, Process Meter, & Hart Calibration Equipment.
  • Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Safety Protocol
    • Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
    • Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
    • Support safety policies and programs.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


Education Required:
  • Associate's or Technical Degree in Electrical Technology or related field required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Experience Required:
  • Minimum one (1) year of related experience required.
  • Experience with reading mechanical drawings and electrical schematics including knowledge of redlining schematics for updates required.
  • Experience with wiring electrical control panels or equipment remote actuators and inputs and outputs as well plumbing equipment, pneumatic or/and hydraulic lines required.
  • Experience planning, selecting, testing, installing and maintaining equipment and other types of systems required.

Certification/Licensure Required:
  • None

Skills Required:
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with executives, managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Ability to apply logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Result driven, bottom-line orientated, strives to exceed goals, and motivates self and others to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, establish priorities, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment.
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Accurately scopes out length and difficult of tasks and projects, sets objectives and goals, breaks down work into the process steps, develops schedules and assignments, anticipates and adjusts for problems or roadblocks, measures performance against goals, evaluates results.
  • Intermediate math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparative analysis, measurements, statistical analysis).
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook and field-specific software.
  • Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.

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