Automation Technician - Tillamook, OR

Employer: Tillamook county creamery association (Tillamook Cheese)

Job Description:
Automation Technician

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Do Right By Every Bite.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we invite and rely on diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:

The Automation Technician will utilize automation proficiencies and experience, will program, troubleshoot and repair control systems used for Dairy processing plant equipment, packaging equipment and supporting utility systems. Other responsibilities will include but not be limited to, assisting in maintaining software/hardware revision to accommodate upgrades, recommending and implementing improvements to current machine and equipment controls and assisting in implementing select capital improvements.

Here’s a day in the life:

Performs highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment with a focus on automated control systems. Complies with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas
Maintains and performs troubleshooting of PLC and Process Controls to include associated instrumentation equipment.
Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments. Uses a variety of control system interfaces, electrical test equipment, hand and power tools and material handling equipment in performing duties
Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production, process and utilities control systems during plant operations and performs repairs of production, process and utilities equipment during scheduled shutdown service periods.
Reads and interprets drawings, equipment manuals, and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public
Communicate effectively
Act as a team player and be able to interact with staff at all levels of the company
Work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrate excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently with little supervision
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

High school diploma or GED and 1 to 3 years related experience
Associate degree or trade school certification preferred


Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

Contact Person: Mark Farrier
Phone: 5038124768
Email: mfarrier@tillamook.com
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $39.88 per hour starting to $57.82 per hour maximum DOE

Posted on December 12, 2022

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