Unilever Controls Technician in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Controls Technician

Job Summary:

The Controls/Instrumentation Technician is responsible for the maintenance of the control systems in support of plant production, processing, quality, utilities, GMPs, and safety goals. Oversee development and implementation of calibration procedures for all production and process instrumentation. Implement changes to the instrumentation and control systems in the plant in support of approved projects. Responsibilities also include providing technical guidance to maintenance and operations personnel for systems troubleshooting, systems failure recovery, and system changes. Manage system integration of controls including programmable logic controllers and HMI operation.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical Skills and Focused Technician; knowledge and application of technical skills and expertise to ensure the provision of effective engineering support within team, focused on delivering performance targets. Directly contributes to improved safety, quality, sustainability and cost.

  • Fully Operational on Mechanisms, Motion.

  • Electrical Skills and Diagnostic Technician; Remove and replace major electrical components (such as motors, switch/control gear) and troubleshoot electrical circuits safely. Able to isolate machinery and re-install electrical supplies for machinery components.

  • Establish power distribution systems and electrical control circuits.

  • Install electrical drive systems and Control Loops.

  • Instrumentation and Control Skills:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Internal Architecture of Programme Logic Control (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS); their Applications and Knowledge of the Number Systems they use.

  • Amend control and software documentation.

  • Manage PLC and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Networks (e.g. Programme modifications, Force Devices and fault-finding).

  • Safety - Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team.

  • Work Place Hazards – Full knowledge of the workplace and hazards within it. Utilise appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment relevant to the task.

  • Environment - Reduce costs due to waste and minimise impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials.

  • Quality - Ensure that all aspects of Quality within the area of responsibility are in accordance with local Quality procedures to protect and promote the brand and product.

  • Leadership - Promote the development of a highly effective team through strong communication, leading by example whilst keeping focused on goals and targets. Great teams and great leaders will achieve superior performance.

  • Continuous Improvement - Use performance measures to identify and prioritise losses in production area. Apply rigorous Cost Deployment and the Zero loss concept to eliminate losses.

  • WCM - Knowledge and understanding of the key principles of WCM and the impact this has on the Key Performance Indicators in the production area (PQSCDMI); must understand the critical inter-relation between WCM and TPM. Proficient in all 7 WCM tools.

  • Problem Solving - Has the ability to identify, prioritise and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.

  • Decision Making - Makes and implements technical decisions, which can impact the plan for the week.

  • Project Management – Achieve the desired outcomes of the project in line with agreed plans using appropriate project management tools and techniques to ensure the efficient use of technical, financial and human resources.

  • Business Awareness - Understanding of the need to meet changing demands and the role of marketing and product innovation in growing the business and increasing the company's share.

Key Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED.

Two year electro/mechanical degree preferred.

Arkansas Electrical license preferred

2 years of years of electrical experience is preferred, minimum acceptable is a technical or mechanical aptitude and previous experience in the packaging industry or from previous electrical background working on equipment.

Work Keys Skill-Successful completion of Arkansas Career Readiness Certification with a score of 5 or greater.

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory. In order to be considered, please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Unilever takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening, physical results and background investigation.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Arkansas-Jonesboro-Jonesboro - Alberto Culver

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night Job

Unposting Date: Jul-16-2017

Req ID: 1700089A