Controls Technician

Goodyear, AZ
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

Job details

 

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose:

Under limited supervision, the Controls Technician continuously evaluates the existing process control systems for reliability of control and effectiveness.  In fulfilling this role, the Controls Technician works closely with team department members providing technical automation expertise and implementing solutions to improve processes, increase equipment reliability, reduce cost factors and minimize unplanned downtime.   

responsibilities:

  • Develop, troubleshoot, improve and maintain automation documentation (schematics, functional descriptions, PLC programs, SCADAs, etc.)
  • Responsible for integration of PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, Servo Drives, and process controls.
  • Responsible for the standardization of control systems, control logic designs, documentation of operation procedures and as-built drawings and logic.
  • Plant liaison for new system start up and commissioning by all outside controls contractors and system integrators to ensure proper transfer of documented PLC program changes and adequate training on the installation/changes that have been completed.
  • Provides tactical automation troubleshooting skills daily
  • Responsible for training end users on the operations of newly installed or modified process control systems.
  • Manage automation improvement projects including vision systems
  • Mentor/train Instrumentation & Controls Technicians
  • Other duties/tasks may be assigned

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Expert utilizing RsLogix 5000, Factorytalk SE including advanced instructions (message routing, add on instructions, etc)
  • Ability to update electrical prints
  • Aseptic/Dairy experience preferred
  • Strong Consumer Package Goods background
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • Knowledge of USDA, State, Federal regulations for a dairy manufacturing facility
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgements on sensitive, confidential issues
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Ability to analyze and assess training and development needs
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in quality assurance, maintenance, and ERP applications
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time, lift a minimum of 40 lbs. on an occasional basis, and able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 75 feet
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work all shifts including off shifts

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

 

position location: Goodyear, AZ

reports to: Maintenance Manager          

travel requirements: limited

exempt/nonexempt: Nonexempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

 

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]