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Plant Controls Specialist III

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Paw Paw, MI - USA
  • Post Date: 3/5/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: June 2 - 2019
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-25105

Position Overview:

The Plant Controls Specialist III oversees Automation department associates, directs a variety of equipment vendors, develops and maintains the CCR Controls and Electrical Specifications. This position provides leadership and training for the Plant Automation and Maintenance associates. This position requires the ability to manage and precisely execute Automation, IT and Instrumentation systems found in the facility.

Function Specific Activities:


  • Provide Supervision and leadership to Automation technicians, Maintenance associates and Instrumentation/controls technicians
  • Ensure associate engagement and development programs are in place
  • Hire/onboard/assess/coach new associates in support of department staffing
  • Ability to create associate developmental plans, Identify departmental needs, Communicate clearly and effectively business needs
  • Enable interdepartmental communications between all maintenance associates and Business Unit Managers
  • Develop plant and assess resources and training in the area of controls and electrical troubleshooting
  • Work with suppliers to ensure the proper interfaces between systems
  • Manage backup and disaster recovery programs
  • Compare, qualify, select and integrate technologies (hardware and software) from various controls / electrical suppliers
  • Identify and prioritize controls / electrical opportunities to maximize operations performance
  • Stay abreast of the emerging technologies, innovate, develop and document electrical and controls
  • Support Management of Change MOC investigations
  • Quickly identify root causes of problems, as mechanical, controls or joint problems and coordinate resources necessary to address them
  • Manage Shop Floor Industrial Networks (DeviceNet, ControlNet, Remote IO, ProfiBUS, ASI and Ethernet)
  • Manage Shop Floor Servers, Routers and Switches
  • Maintain applications using Intellution - Ifix, Zenon and RSView Visualization
  • Maintenance of Electrical power distribution systems, and motor controls
  • Maintenance of Robotic cells (KUKA and Fanuc)
  • Maintain process documentation (P+ID, Ladder, CAD drawings)
  • Familiar with CMMS software (MAXIMO , SAP)
  • Possess 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
  • Various administrative duties (Scheduling, Payroll, Audit support, Failure investigations)


  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in industrial environments and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • Proficiency in PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens and B&R) , VFDs (AB, SQ D), Servo's (AB, Elau, Fuji, Rexroth…), HMIs (AB,Zenon, Ifix) and Networks (DeviceNet, ControlNet, Remote IO, ProfiBUS, ASI and Ethernet)
  • Proficiency in IT device configuration and Maintenance
  • Potential travel less than 20% of the time
  • Microsoft, ISA certifications preferred
  • Familiar with NFPA 70 e, NEC, OSHA programs and industrial safety practices
  • Working Knowledge of Robotics (Kuka, Fanuc)


  • This position reports to the Automation manager
  • This position interacts with all hourly associates, vendors, Plant management, Corporate Engineering

Foundation Skills:

  • Speaking/Presenting - Present complex technical problems in a simple way. Use exception reporting to keep the manager informed
  • Collaborating - Work well in cooperation with others to achieve measurable results in time allocated or less
  • Thinking Analytically - Concentrate on analyzing essential facts and be very methodical in solving problems
  • Computer Skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, etc
  • Thinking Creatively - Be able to develop creative solutions to challenging problems and be receptive to new ideas
  • Prioritizing - Identify the most critical work that needs to be done. Coordinate and organize resources and people in effective ways to accomplish short, medium and long terms goals

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelors Degree or University: Electrical Engineering

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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