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Controls Technician – 1st Shift


This is a Contract position in Lovejoy, GA posted January 10, 2021.

Schwan’s Company, a U.S.

affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S.

manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels.

Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs.

Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks.

To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

What you will get from us: Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled Competitive wages and a comprehensive package of benefits Responsibilities: This position under limited supervision is responsible for performing design and maintenance of control networks ladder logic programming and plant software.

In addition maintains calibration of measuring instrumentation electrical and mechanical equipment.

Performs calibration and maintains electronic measuring instrumentation recording and indicating instruments electrical mechanical equipment.

Maintains detailed mapping of Ethernet networks including; IP addresses wiring switches and cable patching Manages revision control PLC Logic including; PLC5 SLC500 and Compact/Contrologix Utilizes Factory Talk View Studio RSLogix500 Studio 500 Professional and Panel View 32 to maintain and optimize controls systems throughout the plant Optimizes plant processes by editing and/or writing ladder logic programming for a variety of systems.

Performs standard to more complex repairs and is responsible to receive adjust and install new plant equipment ensuring the proper electrical performance.

Operate a variety of power hand and shop tools as required Responsible for the diagnosis of electrical mechanical plumbing and similar problems and apply appropriate corrective action.

Reads and interprets schematic drawings and diagrams required to perform maintenance on or install plant equipment.

Performs advanced electrician duties including but not limited to using a voltage meter to check high and low voltage reading on equipment checking for open circuits for line voltage troubleshooting frequency drives for proper operation understanding all aspects of an electrical schematic and troubleshooting/replacing I/O modules in a PLC.

Participates in and successfully completes training directed at increasing job-related trade skills as mandated by management/supervisor.

Performs all duties in accordance with USDA company policy and established procedures and maintains clean work area.

Performs PM’s inspections and verifications on all control components.

Performs frequency drives writes drive logic in PLC code creates HMI applications uploads and downloads PLC Programs and HMI applications programs ladder logic to troubleshoot equipment integrates new processes into equipment sets up network communications and sets up advanced routing of Ethernet protocols.

Education: Associates degree or equivalent experience Years of Related.

Years of Related Experience : 5-7 years of related experience Knowledge/Skills/Abilities : A detailed understanding of Ethernet networks IP addressing wiring and cable patching.

Detailed understanding of PLC’s is required PLC5SLC500 Compact/Contrologix.

Strong ability to utilize Factory Talk View Studio RSLogix500 Studio 500 Professional and Panel View 32.

Ability to read/understand blueprints and schematics.

Must be able to successfully pass skills assessment.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Ability to add subtract multiply divide in all units of measure using whole numbers common fractions and decimals and calculate figures and amounts such as proportions percentages area circumference and volume.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Ability to comply with all general safety policies and procedures in accordance with Company Local State and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.

Ability to obtain a valid forklift license.

Must be able to lift ninety (90) lbs.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.