PACIFIC COAST PRODUCERS: Controls Tech Apprentice - Salem, OR

Employer: Pacific Coast Producers

Job Description:
Pacific Coast Producers (PCP), a growing agricultural cooperative with food production facilities across the West Coast, is seeking an Apprentice Controls Technician to join its team at its facility in Salem, OR. PCP is dedicated to investing in its people and fostering a culture of service, where each employee can do their best to make affordable, high-quality food for customers across North America.

Our Salem facility produces maraschino cherries and other cherry products in various styles, colors and flavors and employs between 70-100 employees.

Pay Rate: $24.06 per hour. This is an apprentice-level position with a structured path for advancement to a journeyman level role within PCP. This position is also a part of a seniority based collective bargaining unit and require work on various shifts with potential for a great deal of overtime during the processing season.

The Apprentice Controls Technician will perform maintenance, repair, design and/or modification of the plant’s control network and control/electrical systems. Positions will gradually assume responsibility under the maintenance manager for the efficient operation, maintenance, repair, and safety of all plant instruments, controls, PLC/HMI programming; electrical circuits, plant floor networking, and related equipment.

Primary job duties would include:
•Troubleshooting, calibration and installation of our pneumatic and electromechanical components, programmable logic controllers, printers, level and temperature devices, control valves, chart recorders and similar components, and other technology and equipment.
•Assist in complex troubleshooting and control strategy.
•Read blueprints, charts, sketches and operating instructions and proceed accordingly.
•Keep maintenance records. Obtain and maintain an adequate supply of parts.
•Responsible for work and layout, requisitioning necessary equipment.
•Observe, support and enforce all regulatory standards; Company safety and food safety, quality initiatives and standards including housekeeping of personal storage areas and tool box.

•Satisfactorily completed a two-year program relative to this field (instrumentation/controls); or comparable work experience, plus one year of formal training in this area;
•Must possess a fundamental understanding of instruments, controls, PLC/HMI programming, electrical circuits, and related equipment, which may be evaluated by passing assessments.
•PLC and HMI troubleshooting skills; including a minimum of minor logic editing skills.
•Understanding of plant floor hardware and software, as well as networking and domain structure admin.
•Knowledge of SQL server development and administration.
•Process control systems trouble shooting skills.
•AutoCAD experience for creating electrical drawings.
•Ability to work independently, performing related maintenance, repair, planning, and design.
•Proficient at interpreting and developing electrical one line and logic schematics, along with P&ID drawings, and process flow drawings.

About PCP Summary
Pacific Coast Producers, a cooperative owned by more than 165 family farmers who cultivate and transport diverse produce like tomatoes, peaches, pears, grapes, cherries, and others, was founded in 1971. The company operates processing and packaging facilities in California and Oregon and has a workforce of over 3,000 employees. PCP is committed to delivering top-quality products to customers in all channels of trade, such as foodservice distributors and grocery retailers throughout the United States and Canada.

Our facility is located in Salem, OR which is a thriving city in the heart of Willamette Valley, offering a vibrant downtown, strong sense of community, and access to outdoor recreation. As the capital of Oregon, it's only a 45-minute drive from Portland, making it a great location for those seeking urban amenities and a smaller community.

AA/EEO Policy Statement
Pacific Coast Producers is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Contact Person: Maria Lazaro
Phone: 209-367-6230
Email: [email protected]
Application Method: Email [email protected]
Base Pay: $24.06 per hour

Posted on November 06, 2023

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