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Electrical & Automation Engineer

Electrical & Automation Engineer

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engineering, the Electrical & Automation Engineer will provide electrical and automation technical support to the factory daily operation, safety/quality improvements, establish systems for data collection and tracking, and support capital projects from the E&A field.  Responsible for design, selection, costing, installation, testing, commissioning, startup… the hardware and software process control systems including associated instrumentation.  Improve and maintaining all aspects related to Electricity, Automation, Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and the Factory Automation System (FAS) infrastructure, applications, and resources in the factory according to Nestle corporate strategies, standards, specifications and local codes and regulations in the market according and corporate strategies.  Throughout these responsibilities, maintains a focus on continuous improvement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Operations
•    Participate in Daily Operation Reviews to prioritize daily support needs related to E&A
•    Participate in Weekly Operation Reviews to review and prioritize mi- term E&A improvement initiatives 
Project Support:
•    E&A support to projects
•    Conduct estimation, and execution of small to large scale maintenance and investment projects for the factory.  
•    Develop and implement project descriptions, plans, timelines, resources requirements, costs and other associated project details.
•    Interface with vendors, develop bid specifications, and perform design reviews and factory acceptance testing.
Implement modification and improvements associated to power distribution, PLC/HML and MES.
Maintenance of Systems:
•    Provide primary technical support and troubleshooting support to maintain the existing electrical and automation systems
•    Provide corrective measures to existing electrical and automation systems for maximum reliability and up time.
•    Consult with multi-skilled Electrical technicians, (MSE), to implement preventive maintenance
Incident / Breakdown / Process Upset Investigation:
•    Root cause analysis and resolution using Basic Problem-Solving systems
•    Troubleshooting and general assistance to conduct unplanned interventions to support factory uptime.
Inter-departmental Communication:
•    Practice and train others on proactive solution-based maintenance fundamentals to increase performance and reduce technical stoppage.
Change Control and Compliance:
•    Ensure that guidelines and procedures are followed for software changes; clear change definition and appropriate testing procedures are developed and executed.
•    Ensure that process descriptions, electrical diagrams, and other documentation are updated when a change is implemented.
Safety and Environmental:
•    Follow factory safety & environmental objectives & targets 
•    Follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately 
•    Maintain compliance with regulations and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs. 
Quality:
•    Follow Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices, report food safety and quality issues immediately.
•    Maintain compliance with regulations and refer to Nestle Quality Management System on all related procedures and programs. 

Qualifications

SUPERVISION GIVEN:
Does not directly supervise others, however, leading, coaching and mentoring is a primary expectation.  Works closely with Multi-skilled Electrical Technicians, (MSE), providing training coaching and guidance, for the purpose of building the overall capability of the entire E&A group.  Provides guidance and technical direction to Production Supervisors, Process Engineers, Mechanics, Operators, and others.

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
•    Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
Preferred:  
3+ years controls/electrical engineering experience in manufacturing plant environment preferably Food and Dairy industry
Experience with running small to medium sized projects, troubleshooting industrial\process control systems (PLCs, component operator interfaces, and HMIs), and all aspects of electronics/electricity, power\control voltages, instrumentation, electro-pneumatic control devices, and Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives (VFD).  Also, familiarity with Ethernet, DeviceNet, Rockwell Software RSLogix 5\500\5000, ControlLogix PLC processors, and PanelView Plus. Additional experience with Siemens S5 or S7, Safety Circuits and Systems, PLC interfacing with Wonderware Application Server (ArchestrA)\MES, and batch control systems.  Experience with Power Distribution systems (8320V and below).  

SKILLS:
•    Ability to work flexible hours
•    Ability to mentor and lead others to build competencies of the technical team
•    Above average communication and project management skills (written and oral)
•    Problem-solving skills
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project required; SAP and AutoCAD experience is preferred
•    Working knowledge of industrial electricity 480 VAC (3 Phase) control systems, and MCCs
•    Understands principles of QMS, HACCP, and SOPs
•    Competency with the following: 
•    Allen Bradley PLCs:
    Able to go online and decipher logic and how it functions.
    Able to develop programs to add functionality to process\utility equipment
•    Industrial Networks – Ethernet, DeviceNet, Profibus, etc. - design, set up, configuration, and troubleshooting
•    Wonderware Intouch HMI – troubleshooting and modification of screens, etc.
•    Legacy PanelView, PanelView Plus, etc. – Development, configuration, and troubleshooting 

189674

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

 

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engineering, the Electrical & Automation Engineer will provide electrical and automation technical support to the factory daily operation, safety/quality improvements, establish systems for data collection and tracking, and support capital projects from the E&A field.  Responsible for design, selection, costing, installation, testing, commissioning, startup… the hardware and software process control systems including associated instrumentation.  Improve and maintaining all aspects related to Electricity, Automation, Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and the Factory Automation System (FAS) infrastructure, applications, and resources in the factory according to Nestle corporate strategies, standards, specifications and local codes and regulations in the market according and corporate strategies.  Throughout these responsibilities, maintains a focus on continuous improvement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Operations
•    Participate in Daily Operation Reviews to prioritize daily support needs related to E&A
•    Participate in Weekly Operation Reviews to review and prioritize mi- term E&A improvement initiatives 
Project Support:
•    E&A support to projects
•    Conduct estimation, and execution of small to large scale maintenance and investment projects for the factory.  
•    Develop and implement project descriptions, plans, timelines, resources requirements, costs and other associated project details.
•    Interface with vendors, develop bid specifications, and perform design reviews and factory acceptance testing.
Implement modification and improvements associated to power distribution, PLC/HML and MES.
Maintenance of Systems:
•    Provide primary technical support and troubleshooting support to maintain the existing electrical and automation systems
•    Provide corrective measures to existing electrical and automation systems for maximum reliability and up time.
•    Consult with multi-skilled Electrical technicians, (MSE), to implement preventive maintenance
Incident / Breakdown / Process Upset Investigation:
•    Root cause analysis and resolution using Basic Problem-Solving systems
•    Troubleshooting and general assistance to conduct unplanned interventions to support factory uptime.
Inter-departmental Communication:
•    Practice and train others on proactive solution-based maintenance fundamentals to increase performance and reduce technical stoppage.
Change Control and Compliance:
•    Ensure that guidelines and procedures are followed for software changes; clear change definition and appropriate testing procedures are developed and executed.
•    Ensure that process descriptions, electrical diagrams, and other documentation are updated when a change is implemented.
Safety and Environmental:
•    Follow factory safety & environmental objectives & targets 
•    Follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately 
•    Maintain compliance with regulations and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs. 
Quality:
•    Follow Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices, report food safety and quality issues immediately.
•    Maintain compliance with regulations and refer to Nestle Quality Management System on all related procedures and programs. 

Qualifications

SUPERVISION GIVEN:
Does not directly supervise others, however, leading, coaching and mentoring is a primary expectation.  Works closely with Multi-skilled Electrical Technicians, (MSE), providing training coaching and guidance, for the purpose of building the overall capability of the entire E&A group.  Provides guidance and technical direction to Production Supervisors, Process Engineers, Mechanics, Operators, and others.

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
•    Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
Preferred:  
3+ years controls/electrical engineering experience in manufacturing plant environment preferably Food and Dairy industry
Experience with running small to medium sized projects, troubleshooting industrial\process control systems (PLCs, component operator interfaces, and HMIs), and all aspects of electronics/electricity, power\control voltages, instrumentation, electro-pneumatic control devices, and Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives (VFD).  Also, familiarity with Ethernet, DeviceNet, Rockwell Software RSLogix 5\500\5000, ControlLogix PLC processors, and PanelView Plus. Additional experience with Siemens S5 or S7, Safety Circuits and Systems, PLC interfacing with Wonderware Application Server (ArchestrA)\MES, and batch control systems.  Experience with Power Distribution systems (8320V and below).  

SKILLS:
•    Ability to work flexible hours
•    Ability to mentor and lead others to build competencies of the technical team
•    Above average communication and project management skills (written and oral)
•    Problem-solving skills
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project required; SAP and AutoCAD experience is preferred
•    Working knowledge of industrial electricity 480 VAC (3 Phase) control systems, and MCCs
•    Understands principles of QMS, HACCP, and SOPs
•    Competency with the following: 
•    Allen Bradley PLCs:
    Able to go online and decipher logic and how it functions.
    Able to develop programs to add functionality to process\utility equipment
•    Industrial Networks – Ethernet, DeviceNet, Profibus, etc. - design, set up, configuration, and troubleshooting
•    Wonderware Intouch HMI – troubleshooting and modification of screens, etc.
•    Legacy PanelView, PanelView Plus, etc. – Development, configuration, and troubleshooting 

189674

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72904

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72904


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