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Digital Controls Automation Technician



Full Time

On Site


Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

Digital Controls and Automation Technician

Location of the job: Jefferson City, MO

Shift: Days 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Mon - Fri)

Overall Benefits:

  • These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit Sharing, Tuition/Fitness Reimbursement, Paid Leaves, Hourly Bonus payouts, etc.)

  • Benefits are effective the first day of hire (where applicable)

  • Onsite Company store for product purchases

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

  • Safety shoe subsidy, prescription safety glasses discount

Background and Purpose of the Role

Unilever Jefferson City provides a holistic and hygienic choice of personal care brands that benefit the mind, body, and health of consumers while minimizing environmental footprints and promoting the individual growth of our people.Our "mission of wellbeing" is quickly becoming the new status symbol for health and beauty.

The Digital Controls and Automation System Technician will perform installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronic, control, and power equipment with minimal supervision.

What You’ll Do:

  • Actively support the plant’s Continuous Improvement initiative by completing all scheduled training and assigned responsibilities, including all training related to the 10 pillars of WCM (world class manufacturing) as applicable.

  • Assist with installation of control, information, and inspection systems.

  • Read and understand electrical related documents such as schematics, one-line diagrams, plan drawings, instrument installation and configuration details.

  • Install wiring, cabling, and conduit.

  • Install and maintain electrical equipment.

  • Install, maintain, and configure Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware.

  • Understand basic PLC ladder logic; be able to make simple relay logic PLC program changes.

  • Document electrical, control, and power systems.

  • Demonstrate effective personal computer skills as applicable.

  • Understand and apply National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.

  • Adhere to NFPA-70E Code and appropriate PPE requirements.

  • Apply FM and NFPA requirements of hazardous location installation.

  • Have the ability to use electrical test equipment (i.e. oscilloscope, volt/Ohm meter, logic analyzer, meggers and current probes).

  • Install, maintain, and configure Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) and DC drives.

  • Install, maintain, and configure photo eyes and proximity switches.

  • Install, maintain, and configure pressure, temperature, flow, and weight instrumentation.

  • Install, maintain, and configure servo motors.

  • Perform more advanced PLC ladder logic programming such as PID loop control, add on instructions, and sequencers.

  • Ability to modify and maintain machine vision systems.

  • Communicate clearly (both written and verbally) to production team, support staff and supervisors.

  • Utilize computer systems when appropriate to provide information to others who have interest.

  • Tag Mapping into Azure

  • Understand and follow all plant and department policies and procedures.

  • Work and participate in a team environment.

  • Develop good troubleshooting skills.

  • Continue advancing technical skills.

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to other Electrical Systems Technicians.

  • All other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • High school diploma, or GED equivalent.

  • A graduate of a 2 year post-secondary program in Industrial Electricity, Controls, or Electronics, or, successful completion of a formal apprenticeship program, or, a minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience can be substituted for the post-secondary education.

  • Must be flexible within pattern of shift work to accommodate factory shut down, training courses etc., and emergency cover.

  • Must be able to travel for training.

  • The ability to lift 50 lbs. occasionally.


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