STARBUCKS: Automation Specialist (3rd Shift) - Kent, WA

Employer: Starbucks

Job Description:
automation specialist, 3rd shift (Sun-Thu)
Location US-WA-Kent-Kent Roasting Plant
Starbucks - Maintenance/Automation

Pay Range $40.70-$56.50 /hour
Bonus Eligible Yes

Now Brewing – automation specialist! #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrates coffee and its rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing and supporting partners who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

The Starbucks experience starts in our Roasting Plants where we have a dedicated team of professional roasters and supporting process teams including planning, warehouse management, packaging, roasting, maintenance, engineering, and logistics.

As an automation specialist, you will:

Assist Engineering with updates, changes, and testing of new modifications.

Contribute to new equipment implementations and projects.

Perform periodic maintenance of automation control systems and hardware.

Perform troubleshooting of electrical and instrumentation issues for the sites packaging and processing equipment, transfer system, ancillary facility equipment, and building automation systems.

Contribute to continuous improvement projects.

Demonstrate and understand safety as a core value and follows the key essentials to safety as set forth by our safety resolution; reinforces and coaches others to do the same.

Understand and follow established safety guidelines, consistently comply with all safety procedures (e.g., PPE, Lock Out Tag Out).

Support food safety, legality, and quality programs.

Maintain product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, Food Safety Preventative Controls, product specifications, and quality procedures. Monitor and document quality measures using analytical tools.

Perform other duties as needed in support of business objectives and Starbucks Mission & Values.

Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.



We are proud to invest in you and offer these special incentives to eligible partners (employees):


Comprehensive health coverage (Medical, Dental and Vision)

Arizona State University College Achievement Plan: FULL tuition coverage towards bachelor’s degree

Highly competitive 401(k) program with company match at 5%

Stock equity reward program (annual grants)

Health savings, vacation savings & health and wellness programs

Paid vacation (prorated vacation allowance on day one), sick leave and personal days

We’d love to hear from people with:

Relevant experience in similar industry (3 Years)

PLC Programming specific to Rockwell Automation software suite (3 Years)

Electrical troubleshooting (3 Years)

General industrial maintenance and electrical systems (3 Years)

Interpreting mechanical and electrical drawings including original equipment manuals (1 Year)

Knowledge of applicable electrical codes including NEC 70 and NFPA 70E (1 Year)

High school diploma/GED, US military service, trade school, technical college

Proficiency with one or more SCADA/HMI development software suites.

Understanding of the use and interpretation of various test instruments in conjunction with properly interpreting schematics and technical drawings.

Proficiency with industrial automation programming including but not limited to: PLC ladder logic modification, troubleshooting, and one or more Rockwell PLC programming languages.

Knowledgeable with Rockwell Automation products such as PLC’s, VFD’s, Servo’s, and field instrumentation devices.

Proficiency with common process control instruments such as motor drives, valves, relays and measurement transducers for pressure, temperature, and flow as well as other sensor devices required.

Knowledgeable with industrial networking theory and hardware used to connect control system components and instrumentation including a wide variety of fiber, wired and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Control Net, Device Net, Ethernet I/P, ASI, Modbus, etc.).

Familiar with physical and virtual server architecture.

Strong customer service skills.

Ability to work in accordance with safety, quality and sanitation standards, policies, and procedures.

Ability to work variable shifts to support business needs.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.

Ability to work with a diverse team environment.

Attention to detail.

Basic math skills.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at [email protected]

Contact Person: Zack Smith
Phone: 360-954-0278
Email: [email protected]
Location: 18411 77th Pl S • Kent , WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: Pay Range $40.70-$56.50 /hour


Posted on October 04, 2023

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