Innovation Foods

Controls Technician

Job Title
Controls Technician
Job ID
Millville,  NJ 08332
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What IF you started your career with a company set on excellence through building relationships and delivering results? Joining Innovation Foods is just that! A career here means you are joining a rapidly growing organization, known for its community outreach, diversity, inclusivity, and premier production facilities.
In addition to being a great place to work, Innovation Foods strives to offer its employees a holistic career experience that incorporates learning and development, wellness, and exceptional benefits.

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive Pay Rates 
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription plans with wellness incentives
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account (on applicable plans) 
  • 401k Plan – with a company match
  • Company-funded Long Term and Short-Term Disability 
  • Company funded Life Insurance Policy 
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days* 
Job Description - Controls Technician
Location: Millville, NJ
Shift: 1st Shift

Reports to: Plant Manager
Job Summary:
The Controls Technician is responsible for the beverage manufacturing and packaging equipment and will serve as a subject matter expert in PLC, hydraulics, electrical, and pneumatics usage. Through the use of preventative maintenance processes, the Controls Technician promotes continuous improvement efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Observes all OSHA and facility safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs required PLC maintenance and service.
  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment using programmable logic controls.
  • Assures PLC preventive maintenance program is conducted on all plant equipment.
  • Participate in and direct troubleshooting activities in the event of equipment failure including participation in failure analysis, problem solving and prevention.
  • Develop positive and respectful interactions with managers, supervisors, maintenance technicians, and machine operators.
  • Complete all required training on time.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Experience working with manufacturing equipment including 3 phase motors, control wiring, 24VDC, 120VAC, 208/220VAC, 480VAC
  • Experience with Controls for Conveyor Systems and Power Transmissions, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Pumps and Valves.
  • Experience with Temperature controls and I/P loops.
  • Familiarity with Lock-Out Tag-Out Authorized, Hot Work, Confined Space and HECP.
  • Must be able to use RS Logix 5000, RS Logix 500, or RS Logix 5 software for machine troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to go online with Control Logix, Compact Logix, SLC500, or PLC5 using either Ethernet I/P, DH+, or RS232. Must be able to download PLC program if necessary.
  • Must be able to replace Panelview Plus and download application using RS View Studio Machine Edition.
  • Must be able to replace and configure AB Powerflex 40, 400, and 525 VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) and AB Kinetix servo systems.
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical schematics.
  • Ability to regularly stand, reach, bend, and move about the facility.
  • Ability to read, speak, and write in English.
  • Required to regularly lift up to 50lbs.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and additional shifts based on business needs.
Desired Qualities: 
  • Collaborator - able to work with other members of the processing team. 
  • Adaptive - adjusts to changing priorities and conditions.
  • Motivated - self-starter with the ability to work in a team and independently to achieve team objectives.
  • Safety conscious - abide by all safety measures put in place at Innovation Foods.
  • Customer focused – understands the need for the highest standard of food quality in production.
Innovation Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.
Pay Range
$30.00   Hourly to $38.00   Hourly

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