TREE TOP: PLC Technician - Prosser, WA

Employer: Tree Top

Job Description:
Salary Range $34.58 - $35.62 depending on qualifications; $1,500.00 sign-on bonus; $500 paid after 30 days worked; Another $500 paid after 90 days worked; the remaining $500 will be paid after 6 months.
Competitive benefits package available after 60 days of employment.

For a full list of benefits please visit our Career page at

To maintain plant facility and equipment by using resources and tools available.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned. All of the following are to be performed while adhering to Tree Top operational policies, safety rules, procedures and good manufacturing practices.
It is the responsibility of every employee at Tree Top Inc. to report food safety and food quality problems or risks to personnel with the authority to initiate action against these said possible risks.

This is a representative sample--not to imply a complete listing of all responsibilities and tasks.
Maintain Equipment and Parts:
Monitor equipment and machinery to identify systems that may be about to fail.
Repair and calibrate instrumentation
Trouble shoot equipment using PLC logic
Repair/replace electrical components as needed to restore functionality
Perform special projects as required.
Write/modify PLC programs as needed.
Add new inputs/outputs as needed.
Fabricate enclosures for electrical equipment as required.
Identify needed repairs.
Utilize all maintenance tools, equipment and materials appropriately.
Ensure that repairs are cost effective.
Make repairs in a timely manner.
Follow GMP's when making repairs.
Perform Preventative Maintenance:
Identify possible trouble areas.
Adjust/clean equipment and machinery as required.
Identify causes of premature breakdowns.
Complete Paperwork:
Operate Equipment as Needed :
Operate equipment to check for needed repairs or check for repairs made.
Drive forklifts and trucks as needed, following all safety rules.
Maintain GMP's:
Perform both on-going and week-ending sanitation duties as required.
Use proper cleaning/sanitizing chemical-handling procedures and equipment.
Maintain a clean work area; keep floors swept, brooms, squeegees, etc. in proper place.
Maintain personal cleanliness, wash hands frequently, wear hairnet, wear sanitary gloves.
Follow proper procedures, practices and training.
Be familiar with all process flow diagrams.
Know all critical control points in all processes.
Train co-workers as needed:
Exchange information and procedures on reading and interpreting equipment manuals.
Train co-workers in correct trouble shooting procedures.
Instruct operators in correct operation, using theory and GMP practices.
Conducts oneself in a professional manner, working safely, taking precautions in preventing product and/or equipment damages and losses, cooperating with co-workers and maintaining good housekeeping practices at all times.
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

High school diploma preferred; General Education Degree (GED) required. One to three-months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read, write, and communicate in English, and interpret documents such as specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

Ability to calculate figures and add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to use a computer and Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to obtain forklift certification.

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.
The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to read specifications and warning labels and to sort products, distance vision to operate lift trucks, color vision to sort product color coding, peripheral vision to operate forklift and operate line, depth perception to go up or down stairs and ladders, and the ability to adjust focus to sort product, to read labels, and specifications.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Tree Top is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If you require an accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Human Resources at: [email protected] or 509-697-7251.

Job profiles are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks, skills, efforts, working conditions or similar behaviors, attributes or requirements associated with a job. A job profile is not a comprehensive job description. It is intended for the sole purpose of acquainting a person who is unfamiliar with such position with a brief overview of the position's general direction and scope. This position profile is company confidential, is intended for internal use only and may not be copied or reproduced by anyone for any purpose without written permission from the Vice President of Human Resources
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Posted on March 09, 2023

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