Controls Technician - Walla Walla, WA

Employer: Key Technology

Job Description:
Key Technology in Walla Walla, WA is a worldwide leader in food processing technology. As a global industrial manufacturing company, our ongoing innovations provide increased control, continuous processing, sorting, automated inspection, specialized conveying, and grading and sizing, in processed fruits and vegetables, nuts, dried fruit, fresh-cut produce and more

Designs custom control panels to support sold orders including component specification, panel layout, schematic creation, CAD, and PLC and HMI programming; while complying with various agency requirements. Supports manufacturing and QC processes as they pertain to control systems. Supports installation and startup of custom control panels at customer location.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Solid knowledge base and experience of control system design, as well as a general understanding of common food processing industry processes. Creates bills of materials, electrical control system designs, CAD, programming PLC and HMI’s, and startup/commissioning.

Responsible for designing/documenting, communicating and commissioning most aspects of custom controls system projects. Design stage process can include: hardware specification, sequence of operation documentation, manufacturing drawing creation, schematic drawing creation, and PLC and HMI programming. Communication stage can include direct customer dialog regarding the sequence of operation, scope definition, installation and operation procedures. Startup/Commissioning can include travel to customer location to oversee installation, provide training on operation and conducting validation steps to ensure functionality meets customer expectations. Approx. 25% travel in North America, some international travel.

Works with vendors of said products to fully understand functionality and capability. Stays abreast of modern technologically and with overall cost in mind innovatively works to ensure projects include the best solution on the market.

Assists in solving problems related to the design, manufacture, function and reliability of equipment. Gathers data from the field, manufacturing floor, quality control and other sources in determining cause of the problem. Understands and designs to various agency standards including NEC and UL. Uses structured problem solving techniques in finding the solutions to problems related to control systems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

2-4 years of combined technical trade school education in IT, controls related technology, and industrial electrical circuits. 2-4 years of “turnkey” controls and electrical systems design experience, including field installation and startup/commissioning. Controls and automation design experience specific to Allen-Bradley/Rockwell and Siemens, Wago, C-more, and other PLC/HMI based systems (hardware and software). 2-4 years exposure within the food processing industry, relating to the above.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental and agency regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

TECHNICAL SKILLS (at least several years’ of combined experience in each of the following areas):
AutoCAD Electrical 2012 or later
Firm understanding and application experience of NFPA 70, NFPA 79 and UL508A
PLC and HMI programming knowledge specific to Allen-Bradley/Rockwell, Siemens, Wago, C-more, Modicon, and other PLC platforms
Solid proven experience with A-B RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000 software; ControLogix, CompactLogix and MicroLogix PLC’s, and A-B PanelView HMI’s
Full capabilities with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth and color perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, arc flash, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but can be extreme at customer locations.

Contact Person: Eliza Harrison
Phone: 15093861608
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: DOE

Posted on December 01, 2021

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