Controls Technical Specialist II at US Nestle in Flagstaff, Arizona

Posted in General Business 16 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Controls Technical Specialist II

Job Description
Resting at 7,000 feet and surrounded by the San Francisco Peaks, the scenic city of Flagstaff remains an important distribution site for large manufacturers, like Nestlé Purina. Just a stone's throw from downtown, where the city's culture comes to life, our Nestlé Purina Family in Flagstaff experiences the best of both worlds: the city and the mountains. Annually, we mass manufacture 270,000 tons of dry pet food from our Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Alpo® and Pro Plan® brands - and we're doing it all underneath 70,000 square feet of solar panels to draw nearly 12 million kilowatt hours of clean emission-free solar electricity.

At Nestlé Purina PetCare, we're a "safety first" culture, driven by a zero accident, zero defect, zero waste mentality. As a Controls Technical Specialist you will oversee PLC upgrades and wiring modifications on equipment, and work directly with our maintenance team to troubleshoot and support production line modifications. You'll be responsible for development and execution of electrical and controls scope on capital projects, including software and hardware design. In addition, you will be providing process automation software and hardware support to the factory, including trouble shooting. You'll also help with the training of our maintenance staff.


  • Configure, program and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
  • Implement control systems software upgrade
  • Provides instrumentation, PLC and HMI/SCADA software and hardware support to plant maintenance staff
  • Provides advanced electrical and controls support, including PLC and HMI/SCADA software and hardware updates and troubleshooting
  • Provides after-hours on call support on rotating monthly schedule, generally one week per month


  • Associate's Degree in a technical discipline
  • 1+ years of applicable experience in PLC and HMI software development and troubleshooting.


  • High School Diploma/ GED
  • 3+ years of applicable experience in PLC and HMI software development and troubleshooting.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.

Job: Controls Technical Specialist II

Primary Location: Flagstaff, AZ US

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Career Area: Professional

Nestle Purina PetCare Company