Plant - Automation Engineer

    Niagara Bottling
    Ontario, CA 91761
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $11.00 - $17.78

    Job Description

    At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

    Consider applying here, if you want to:
    • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
    • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
    • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.
    We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

    Plant - Automation Engineer

    The Automation Engineer role will partner with various departments gathering technical proposals, design and development of complex MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) projects primarily, but not limited to, support of manufacturing processes. You will act as the technical lead, and have hands on involvement in these engagements, contributing to software architecture design, development of software applications, and integration into enterprise systems.

    Essential Functions
    • Innovate, modify and deploy PLC and HMI software to support operational changes and improvements on the plant floor to drive Safety, Quality, Productivity, Line efficiency, and Predictive Maintenance/Cost.
    • Organize all of plant's automation documentation, such as - PLC programs, machine manuals, schematics, HMI files, etc. into a companywide Automation Vault. May use automation software that backs up programs into the Vault automatically.
    • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to plant leadership
    • Partner with vendors and internal stakeholders on projects related to automated solutions to improve plant operation, increase safety, reduce cost and increase efficiency.
    • Specify hardware requirements and assist in the software development of systems dedicated to capturing process information related to OEE, FPY, Scrap, Rework, productivity, downtime analysis, and predictive maintenance.
    • Learn and work with internal MES system to include LMS controlled changeovers
    • Learn the function of all line equipment and how they operate and communicate to be better equipped for fast troubleshooting
    • Recognize potential problems with existing equipment and develop solutions with the ability to adapt to various engineering designs, applications, and process criteria.
    • Assist in safety improvements throughout the plant.
    • Actively participate in a fast-paced, team environment; ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained.
    • Maintain technical skills and knowledge and continuously updating them.
    • Proactively report on project progress against schedule.
    • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.
    • Minimum Qualifications:
      • 2 Years - Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
      • 2 Years - Experience in Position
      • 0 Years - Experience managing people/projects

        *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
    • Preferred Qualifications:
      • 4 Years - Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
      • 4 Years - Experience working in Position
      • 0 Years - Experience managing people/projects

        *experience may include a combination of work experience and education

    This position embodies the values of Niagara's LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:
    • Lead Like an Owner
      • Makes safety the number one priority
      • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
      • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
      • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
      • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
      • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
    • InnovACT
      • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
      • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
      • Increases performance through greater efficiency
    • Find a Way
      • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
      • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
      • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
    • Empowered to be Great
      • Consistently looks for ways to improve one's self through growth and development opportunities
      • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
      • Communicates effectively to manage expectations
    • Minimum Required:
      • Bachelor's Degree with a certificate in PLC Programming and Electrical Maintenance or other related fields or equivalent experience
    • Preferred:
      • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience
    • Required: PLC Programming and Electrical Maintenance
    Foreign Language
    • Required: None Required
    • Preferred: None Required
    Any employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

    Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

    Posting ID: 554940828Posted: 2020-05-21