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Process Control Support Technician

Job Description

Process Control Support Technician


Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, makers of YellaWood brand pressure treated pine, has an immediate opening for a Process Control Support Technician at its Abbeville, Alabama location. Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. is the industry's leading producer of pressure treated lumber products for D-I-Y retail home centers, pro dealers and other retail building-related segments. No other pressure treated lumber is as recognized as the YellaWood brand.


Duties and Responsibilities


Support the plant production teams by:


o Assisting the production team with trouble shooting and correcting issues with the HMI (Human Machine Interface) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)


o Assisting the production team with trouble shooting and identifying possible mechanical issues with systems run by PLC


Implement HMI and PLC changes required to support modifications to the PLC operated systems


Implement HMI and PLC changes to implement features and continuous improvement in support of plant production


Provide technical support to project managers working on new systems which incorporate HMI and/or PLC


Provide innovative ideas that focus on improving production and reducing costs in the areas of HMI, PLC, and production


Be the subject matter expert for HMI and PLC systems for the company


Requirements


Two or four year degree in Mechatronics, Systems, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or proven experience in an industrial environment installing and maintaining analog sensors, pneumatic actuators and PLCs


In depth experience with object oriented programming


The ability to understand and trouble shoot complex systems


Work well in a team environment


Be available 24/7 for weekly rotating Help Desk duty


Be willing to work long hours


Travel 100+ days per year


Preferred


Experience with PLC programming. Ladder logic, Function Block, Structured Text


Experience with HMI programming. WonderWare knowledge a plus


Experience with analog sensors, 4-20 ma circuits, pneumatic actuators, motor starters and other electrical and electronic equipment used in industrial production


Be adept with hand tools and be able to make simple mechanical repairs


Benefits


Competitive Pay


Family medical, dental and vision insurance


Flexible Spending Account (FSA)


Profit Sharing


Paid Vacation and Holidays


401(k) with GSWP match


Employee Dependent Scholarship


 


GSWP is a drug-free workplace and EOE.





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