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Automation Engineer

Company: TreeHouse Foods
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Employee Type:Full timeLocation:NY TonawandaJob Type:Engineering ManufacturingJob Posting Title:Automation EngineerJob Description:Coordinate electrical safety training to maintenance personnel to include arc flash and LOTO verification. Provide electrical and PLC troubleshooting assistance to Maintenance department as needed. Monitors and maintains current PLC programs on server and laptops.Establish Basic electrical and PLC training for designated Maintenance personnel.Initiates projects to upgrade obsolete VFD's and servo drives. Develop projects to implement Ethernet IP where needed.Provide related technical guidance and expertise; assisting and coaching Maintenance, Operations and QA associates on an ongoing basis.Flexibility to work varying hours and weekends as dictated by project scheduling-must be available for off hour's remote assistance to plant personnel on occasion.Work with internal and external resources on installation and debugging of electrical equipment and PLC's. Assist with continuous improvement projects to include electrical safety improvements, cost savings initiatives, focused improvement work streams and autonomous maintenance activities. Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.Coordinate annual thermal scans & circuit breaker testing. Prepare and maintain all specific documentation related to job activities.Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in GMP, 5S, SQF as well as the regulations of governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA and EPA.Effectively communicate with coworkers and outside contractors. Be discreet in the use of company confidential information.Must adhere to all safety, food safety and quality rules and procedures.Perform other duties as required.Engagement in plant Continuous Improvement efforts including participation with Process Improvement Teams.Identify improvement opportunities and 5S initiatives.Contributes to team effort by performing other assigned duties as needed. Maintains cooperative relationship with coworkers and management by communicating necessary information, responding to requests, building report; and participating in problem solving methods.Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Technology preferred or an equivalent 5-10 years of experienceExperience with Allen Bradley PLC's including DeviceNet, Controlnet, Ethernet IP, RSLOGIX, SLC 500, Studio 5000, and SERCOSExperience with 240 V and 480V electrical systems TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1

Keywords: TreeHouse Foods, Tonawanda , Automation Engineer, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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