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Lodi, Ca
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General Mills- Lodi, CA Maintenance Department Please submit your resume electronically to: Electrician/Controls Technician Requirements: 1. First class electrician or instrumentation with 2 or more years of experience in practicing advanced methods in the application of PLC, motion controls, SCADA Systems, device and information networks, sensors and other Instrumentation Control devices to automate manufacturing systems. 2. Must participate in all phases of an automation systems life cycle including design, development, test, installation, startup, and support. 3. Understands the benefits of and is committed to the development, application and enforcement of plant and corporate standards as they relate to control and automation systems. 4. Requires Moderate Supervision along with personal experience to plan and accomplish goals. 5. Must serve as a plant resource in control and automation technology and must be willing and able to assist with training others in this technology. 6. Use the National Electrical Code, NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, supporting codes and General Mills standards to perform work. 7. Support Continuous Improvement (CI) activities including, but not limited to Phase Methodologies, Autonomous Maintenance, Specialized Maintenance, Why-Why Analysis, Focus Improvements, 5S and by suggesting line and equipment performance improvement ideas. 8. Follow all Safety procedures and support all Safety initiatives ensuring safety of personnel and safe operation of equipment, including, but not limited to: Compliance with NEC, OSHA and ARC FLASH Safety, confined space entry, lockout/tagout, hot work permits and following emergency response procedures. 9. Manage multiple tasks and priorities, attend required meetings, trainings and communicate effectively with others. Qualifications: 1. Maintains a general level of understanding and application of ControlLogix, RSLogix 5, 500, 5000, RSlinx, Foxboro, Wonderware and Mass Autosave. Must have participated in the development of successful ladder logic solutions and program modifications with these hardware platforms. 2. Must be familiar with the functionality and operation of Wonderware InTouch and IO Servers. Proven experience with applying these packages to achieve simple, custom process visualization in stand-alone applications. Must have basic skills to support Wonderware Software applications in a manufacturing environment. 3. Must be able to identify instrumentation technology (Sensors, transmitters, scanners, VFD's, etc) that match the exact needs of the manufacturing process and controls system to which they are applied. Maintain skills needed to configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot for simple and complex devices. 4. Have strong PC skills. 5. Proven experience with supporting device networks implemented with DH+, RIO, Ethernet, ControlNet, and DeviceNet and other technologies. Maintains strong troubleshooting skills to resolve both hardware and software related problems with these networks. 6. Able to identify the basic hardware components (media, routers, gateways, switches, etc) that compromise the automation information networks within the Lodi facility. Works with more experienced personnel to support these networks. 7. Must understand the function and operation of the UPS Power Backup Systems, supporting all Data Servers and Ethernet network. 8. Must be able to identify the individual hardware components of a typical servo motor based motion control system including motion controllers, servo motor amplifiers, motors, and feedback devices (incremental and absolute encoders, and resolvers). Works with more experienced personnel to develop, configure, tune, and support software applications that implement simple motion control systems. 9. Must possess troubleshooting skills to resolve simple hardware, software, and communications related problems within Foxboro and Wonderware system. Maintains a basic level of understanding and application of the Foxboro and Wonderware Distributed Control System. 10. Demonstrate knowledge of electric theory and operation of electrical and electronic test equipment. 11. Proficient in reading Electrical and Instrumentation schematics, able to cross reference control Devices. Responsibilities: 1. Setup, troubleshoot, adjust and repair electrical components of manufacturing equipment including preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance of equipment, including, but not limited to:  AC/DC circuits.  Software Systems of PLC's, HMI's, Prolinx, ProSoft, WMS, Servo Drives, VFD's and Control networks.  Install and calibrate all Instrumentation devices such as Flow, Temp, Pressure, Level, Speed, Load Cell, Gages, Switches, Metal Detectors, Check Weighers, Indicating Displays, Code Daters and Bar Code Scanners. Use HART Field Communicator as calibration and IR camera as troubleshooting tool.  Robotic systems.  Motors PdMA analysis and Motor Control Centers.  UPS Power Backup Systems.  Process PID Loops.  Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems. Install and maintain modulating Control Valves.  Calibrate weight signal conditioners.  Troubleshoot, install and replace Transducers. 2. Support the control and automation needs of Corporate and Plant sponsored tests and projects. 3. Work with Operations and Systems Engineers to determine electrical and controls related needs. 4. Assist with project and equipment installations and startup. 5. Support electrical and controls for your assigned area and be a resource for entire plant 6. Write Maximo work orders and assist in developing detailed Job Plans for all tasks. 7. Perform other duties as assigned. Previous Applicants need not apply. Please submit your resume electronically to: Employment is dependent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background inquiry and physical exam that includes a screen for the detection of drugs. General Mills is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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