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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Lindsborg, Kansas

About this job

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo® Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more. To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit .

As an Electrical and Automation Supervisor you will be responsible in leading efforts to maintain and improve the facilities operating systems through the review, testing, repair, and maintenance of the Power Distribution System and networks associated with the operating mechanisms and manufacturing processes. This 2nd shift position is in our Salina West plant, with typical hours between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. These are 12 hour shifts with a shift either starting from Sunday-Tuesday evening (with every other Wednesday) or Thursday-Saturday (with every other Wednesday). 

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured, and highly skilled.
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits.

 Responsibilities:

  • Manages Electrical and Controls technicians. 
  • Responsible for the documentation, implementation, startup, and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming in an industrial automation environment. 
  • This position will direct the planning and scheduling of work for the controls and electrical team to Install, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and tune control devices which automate our industrial manufacturing processes. 
  • Leads development and training efforts of plant operations and maintenance personnel in the design features process operation and interpretation of system information and application of that information regarding control system functionality. 
  • Responsible for the effective utilization of employees’ skills, development, mechanical downtime, equipment effectiveness, housekeeping, safety policy administration, discipline, employee relations, cost control, and problem solving while ensuring budgeted performance is monitored and compliant.
  • Monitors breakdowns, determine needs, assigns resources.
  • Keeps upper management informed of issues that affect the performance of the department.
  • Reviews equipment to ensure all safety devices are properly installed.
  • Adjust daily work schedule as needed to meet production requirements.
  • Ensures all company, state, and federal requirements for food safety are met by maintenance employees.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience within PLCs, controls, or automation, ideally within a manufacturing setting. At least 1 year ideally of leadership of an automation team.
  • Must have knowledge and skills in the technologies of general construction, electrical systems, electronic systems, microprocessors, mechanical systems, (e.g., production/process refrigeration, boilers, HVAC, hydraulics, and pneumatics) and computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Working knowledge of food plant production and processing equipment preferred.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety, EPA regulations, USDA and sanitation standards preferred.
  • Must have previous supervisor experience.
  • Basic PC skills including expertise with MS Office and Outlook. SAP experience beneficial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have basic mathematical and problem-solving skills to generate and maintain departmental reports.
  • May be required to be clean shaven if trained in the use of and required to use a respirator.
  • Must be capable and willing to work any shift and be on 24-hour call for emergency situations as necessary.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.