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Sr. Maintenance Technician

Company: Niagara Bottling, LLC
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Sr. Maintenance TechnicianSr. Maintenance Technician-PLC ensures equipment uptime through timely, in-depth electrical
    troubleshooting of 480VAC & 24VDC components. The Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC has strong
    working knowledge of all operating systems in the plant including but not limited to Allen Bradley (AB),
    B&R automation, Siemens, and Zenon. Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC acts as a subject matter expert
    on behalf of the plant in frequency drives, human machine interface (HMI), plant operating systems and
    data collection/system backups. Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC performs troubleshooting and repair of
    facilities and auxiliary equipment and general electrical maintenance of the building and grounds. The
    Sr. Maintenance Technician-PLC works directly with Maintenance Technicians, machine Operators,
    Supervisors and Managers to resolve both electrical and mechanical issues. Sr. Maintenance
    Technician-PLC develops and implements best practices aligned with Niagara's maintenance strategies.
    Through the use of preventative and predictive maintenance processes, the Sr. Maintenance Technician-
    PLC champions continuous improvement efforts and assists with training in their focus areas.Essential Functions
    • Adhere to and enforce highest standards in safety and good manufacturing practices plant-wide* Train and lead Operators, Mechanics and Supervisors on technical procedures related to high-speed bottle manufacturing and packaging* Work directly with plant leadership to develop and execute projects involving continuous improvement, upgrades, and the resolution of re-occurring problems* Rapid identification of machine problems to minimize equipment downtime with root cause analysis conducted to prevent re-occurrence* Partner with other Sr. Maintenance Technician to resolve cross-functional problems* Use of available software systems to analyze and identify issues to drive throughput performance* Define requirements and lead overhaul efforts to rebuild equipment to like-new status during planned downtime* Transfer knowledge to Niagara team members to develop operating and troubleshooting procedures in the following areas of bottling production specialization:o Blow molding, inclusive of PET processing, machine set-up, mold changes, and quality inspection systemso Filling/capping, beverage processing methods, cap feeding systems with light closures, vision inspections systems and laser date coders, quality/sanitation standards, and conveying systemso Labeling technology, roll-fed and/or cut and stack, machine set-up, hot melt gluing systems, and conveying systemso Dry-end packaging including case packers, case conveyors, conventional and robotic palletizers, and stretch wrappers. Machine set-up required for all pack size changeso Common OEM's for production equipment: Krones, Sidel, KHS, Sacmi, Tech Long* Transfer knowledge to Niagara team members to develop operating and troubleshootingprocedures in the following areas of injection technology:o Husky injection molding machines consisting of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical systemso Auxiliary systems including resin handling/blending, resin drying, dehumidification, vision inspection, conveying, and cooling systemso Mold systems, internal hot runner and cold half maintenance, identification of component wear and troubleshooting through detailed inspection of produced productso Plastic processing at high speeds while maintaining tight part tolerances and acceptable levels of acetaldehyde (AA)
      • Create SOP's for troubleshooting machines, and upload them to BDA system* Regular and predictable attendance, as well as required on-call availability, are essential functions of the job to ensure equipment and facility up-time* Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.Qualifications
        • Minimum Qualifications:
          • 6 Years - Experience in an electrical maintenance environment
          • 6 Years - Experience in Position
          • 4 Years - Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
            • Effective communication of issues and solutions to cross-functional team members
            • Ability to read and interpret schematics: electrical and instrumentation diagrams
            • Familiarity with all basic hand tools, multi-meter and PLC Hardware (I/O modules, communication modules, CPUs and safety relays)
            • Knowledgeable on RSLogix 5000, SIMATIC Step 7 and Factory Talk Studio
            • Willingness to be a technical leader and trainer within the automation and electrical area of the plant or machine center
            • Skilled in the repair of variable frequency drives, servomotors and controllers, communication systems (asi-bus, can-bus, profi- bus, ethernet), PLC input/output cards, and safety modules
            • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and resolve issues across multiple departments and levels of the organization* Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
              • Preferred Qualifications:
                • 10+ Years- Experience in an electrical maintenance environment
                • 10+ Years - Experience working in Position
                • 6 Years - Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and education
                  • 4 years of experience in troubleshooting one of the following operating systems: Allen Bradley (AB), B&R or Siemens
                    • 4 years of experience in an electro-mechanical role with Krones, Husky, Sidel, or other packaging or bottling equipment
                      • 1 year of experience leading and developing others on the functionality and repair of electro-mechanical equipment
                        • 2 years of experience creating process improvements or continuous improvement initiatives
                        • Skilled in layout and installation of electrical and communication lines
                        • Skilled working with electrical systems including 480VAC & 24VDC power
                        • Ability to read and interpret schematics: process and instrumentation diagrams
                        • Proficiency in troubleshooting one or more of the following automation systems: Allen
                        • Bradley (AB), B&R, and/or Siemens
                        • Working experience with RSLogix 5000, SIMATIC Step 7, and Factory Talk Studio
                        • Understanding of binary numbers and computer infrastructure
                        • Knowledge of COPA-Data Zenon, SEW Motion Studios, and/or B&R Automation StudiosCompetenciesThis position embodies the values of Niagara's LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:
                          • Lead Like an Owner
                            • Makes safety the number one priority
                            • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
                            • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
                            • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
                            • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
                            • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
                            • InnovACT
                              • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
                              • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
                              • Increases performance through greater efficiency
                              • Find a Way
                                • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
                                • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
                                • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
                                • Empowered to be Great
                                  • Consistently looks for ways to improve one's self through growth and development opportunities
                                  • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
                                  • Communicates effectively to manage expectationsEducation
                                    • Minimum Required:
                                      • High School Diploma or GED
                                        • Preferred:
                                          • Associate's Degree in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, mechatronics, industrial manufacturing, manufacturing automation or other similar manufacturing-related specializationCertification/License:
                                            • Required: N/A
                                            • Preferred: N/AForeign Language
                                              • Required: None Required
                                              • Preferred: None RequiredBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a resume into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's resume will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit resume to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit resume into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

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