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Automation & Controls Expert (3rd Shift)

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Auburndale, FL - USA
  • Post Date: 12/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: January 2 - 2019
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
  • RELOCATION PROVIDED: No
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Job ID: R-20979

Position Overview:

The primary role of the Automation Expert is to provide high end, complex and effective automation and controls support to plant operations. The ability to perform work safely, meet the needs of Operations, execute the maintenance program and comply with all safety codes is paramount. The Automation Expert must identify, troubleshoot and repair problems in all areas of electrical, Automation, Networks, Process, Instrumentation and Controls systems that occur in the facility. He/she must be able to troubleshoot, pin point problems, and remediate all problems. He/she also performs preventive maintenance and calibration of plant controls systems and instrumentation.

The Automation Expert is recognized as the premier skilled and knowledgeable in all automation and controls systems and is sought out to support troubleshooting, development of process/system improvements, preventive and predictive maintenance development and contractor performance monitoring, when necessary, for new automation or controls systems. He/she is responsible for notifying management if a workplace becomes hazardous.

Function Specific Activities:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Understands how to read and translate the information found within all: PLC code, Schematic wiring, Ladder and P&ID process diagrams.
  • Expert skills with PLC, HMI, VFD's, Servo, Sensors, Instrumentation and industrial control systems, including advanced programming techniques and configurations.
  • Install electrical components and wiring systems. After installing equipment, tests to ensure all devices are working properly and safely.
  • Possess knowledge and apply electrical standards, including National Electrical Code and UL508a.
  • Possess knowledge and apply safe electrical work practices including LOTO and Arc Flash safety - NFPA 70e.
  • Master troubleshooting of Industrial Networks, including Ethernet, DeviceNET, ControlNET, and others.
  • Observes and test the operation of systems and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters, process meters, network analyzers and other testing devices.
  • Provide effective advanced trouble shooting support, following best practices for safety and fault isolation.
  • Communicates effectively and instruct management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators. Demonstrates equipment functions and features to machine operators.
  • Must have working proficiency of data networks, switches, routers and servers.
  • Record parts and materials used, and order or requisition new parts and materials as necessary using CMMS system.
  • Capture description and procedures used for troubleshooting and repairs performed in CMMS.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repairs or modifications with minimal manufactures specifications and documentation.
  • Executes the maintenance work schedule as provided by his/her supervisor. Proper execution of the work schedule will require strategic decisions to ensure the scheduled work will be completed within the period scheduled.
  • This effort requires the Lead to be aware of CIP, sanitation and other periods of downtime.
  • Continuously maintains state of the art proficiency in Automation and controls systems.
  • Examines jobs to be done and determine scope and best way to accomplish the work. Consults with requester, maintenance planner, and/or Supervisor when necessary.
  • Obtains, drawings, instructional manuals and special procedures, as needed, from files or other sources. Makes any additional sketches, diagrams, etc., necessary.
  • Obtains or ensure work order materials are on-hand to support the work order schedule.
  • Ensures the safety needs are given a top priority in operations support and work execution. Some examples are Arc Flash/Shock Hazard safety, confined space entry, LOTO, Line Break Permit, hazardous materials, hand tool safe use, etc.
  • Updates the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) as necessary to maintain accurate plant asset historical records.
  • Gains complete knowledge of plant's processes and packaging systems.
  • Adheres to common Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule and operational support. Ensure the shop is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion
  • Enforces plant polices in the execution of their assigned duties. Report violations of plant polices to the Management.
  • Makes recommendations for system improvement.
  • Possesses an understanding of calibration procedures for process instruments, which measure temperature, pressure, flow, level and composition, along with an understanding of process controls and troubleshooting.
  • Performs other tasks and special assignments as requested by management.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Meet all basic plant employment criteria, to include a good attendance record.
  • Achieve a passing score on the Maintenance automation Technician test.
  • Must supply own tools per the Maintenance required tool list.
  • 10 years of Engineering / Integration / Maintenance background, which includes PLC's, HMI's, Servos, VFD's, electrical, hydraulics, controls, and pneumatics.
  • Working knowledge of hand and power tools.
  • Able to read one-line diagrams, P&ID, blueprints and schematics. 
  • Must be certified on the training plan for this position within 180 days of start date.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, etc. and ability to work in extreme temperatures.
  • Manual and finger dexterity.
  • Ability to visually identify defective parts.
  • Is not color-blind.
  • Ability to hear machine operations sounds to detect defective parts, machine failures, and changes in speed and other routine running conditions.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations.
  • Must be able to work flexible shift schedules up to 12-hour shifts as determined by business need.
  • Must be able to use a computer and associated software programs.
  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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