Controls and Automation Technician - Sumner, WA

Employer: McConkey Company

Job Description:
Join a growing, green manufacturing company in a six-figure industrial controls and electrical opportunity!
Are you interested in an industrial automation and controls position with the following perks?

No traveling
40 hour weeks
Day shift
3 weeks starting PTO
$100k-115k base pay DOE

Then this position may be the one for you!
McConkey Company recycles end-of-life scrap plastic into new products for the gardening and agriculture industries. Founded in 1964, the company processes ten million pounds of material per year through thirteen production lines operating on three shifts at its manufacturing plant located in Sumner, WA.

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Controls and Electrical Technician. The role collaborates with manufacturing colleagues and owns the controls domain in the organization.

Position responsibilities:
Diagnose and repair existing controls systems in the plant
Upgrade, retrofit, and improve existing controls systems
Upgrade, repair, and replace sensor systems, including encoders, seeing-eye systems, proximity switches, capacitive sensors, thermocouples, and others
Design, build and implement automation solutions using pneumatics, robotics, mechatronics, conveyors, and corresponding controls and HMIs
Interface with IT support as needed for network-enabled devices
As electrical lead, cross-train team members to assist in more basic electrical maintenance tasks, and document processes
Manage Ignition based systems
Program and maintain robots
Identify root cause and recommend corrective actions to improve machinery uptime
Act as lead electrical technical advisor on major plant improvements, capital expenditures
Act as lead technical advisor and champion for electrical and automation safety procedures

Job requirements:
Must have good working knowledge of PLC programming and configuration, ladder logic, troubleshooting
Knowledge of sensors, including encoders, seeing-eye sensors, and similar
Experience in troubleshooting both simple electrical problems and complex controls problems
Experience in designing and implementing controls systems
Knowledge of components of controls systems including relays, valving systems
Working knowledge of scripting or programming languages such as Python or C, especially as related to controls or HMI implementations; ability to learn new languages as needed (for example, robot programs)
Experience designing and implementing HMI systems
Knowledge of information technology infrastructure as it relates to plant controls and automation (IP networks, DHCP, ethernet, server configuration, etc)
Experience configuring and operating Linux devices (servers, devices for non-safety-critical HMI systems)
Experience with common industrial algorithms, such as tuning PID loops
Basic knowledge of office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for documenting procedures

Why join the team at McConkey?

Get great benefits while keeping our planet’s environment clean through our mission to eliminate plastic waste. Earn two weeks’ paid vacation accruing in your first year (up to four weeks over time), matching 401K, dental, vision, LTD, and life insurance. McConkey prefers to promote from within, giving you a great opportunity to boost your career. Grow your technical and leadership skillset as a part of our friendly team!

Contact Person: Derek Moeller
Phone: 253 299 7075
Email: d.moeller@mcconkeyco.com
Location: Sumner, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: 100-115k

Posted on September 19, 2022

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