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Controls Specialist

Company: Pacific Coast Producers
Location: Lodi
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Pacific Coast Producers, a leading private label food producer located in Northern California, is seeking an experience and innovative Controls Specialist at its Distribution Center (DC) in Lodi, CA. The DC is a 1.5m sq. ft. packaging, labeling and distribution facility with approximately 400 employees. The DC operation supports both retail and foodservice customers and labels, cases, and ships nationwide approximately fifty (50) million cases every year.
The Controls Specialist reports directly to the Maintenance and Engineering Manager and will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the facility's control systems and infrastructure. The Control Specialist will oversee and perform PLC upgrades and modifications on production equipment and work closely with the maintenance team to support the daily operations of electrical, instrumentation, and controls departments to ensure product quality and production efficiency.

  • Mentor/supervise Electrical and Instrumentation personnel and work one-on-one with individuals-including controls techs, electricians, and instrument techs-to ensure use of proper methods of electrical maintenance and training.
  • Lead and assist Electrical and Instrumentation personnel in complex troubleshooting and control strategy.
  • Be responsible for electrical installations, maintenance and safety including compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Build and activate new automation projects/including mechanical assembly, wiring, pneumatics routing, I/O checkouts, and production qualifications.
  • Create/update/modify electrical pneumatics and fluid schematics
  • Perform preventive maintenance for controls and organize electrical/control parts inventory
  • Be responsible for investigating and incorporating energy conservation and plant operating efficiency opportunities.
  • Interact with production personnel to define and solve manufacturing/design issues and implement cost reduction ideas.
    RequirementsSuccessful candidates must be highly motivated and will have electrical/industrial controls engineering experience, possess mechanical aptitude, and be skilled in three phase electrical distribution and control, have competent knowledge of NFPA 70 and 70E, and thorough knowledge of instrumentation and controls in a manufacturing process environment. Additionally, the following skills and experience are required:
    • Associate or bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field or at least five years of experience in electrical/industrial controls
      • Experience with project management software, industrial instrumentation, and control systems.
      • Experience with food processing systems, operations, and practices; or similar manufacturing environment.
      • Excellent written and oral communications skills and strong interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies.
      • Ability to communicate with vendors and contractors from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
      • Ability to work independently and with a team to bring projects from concept to completion.Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000 per year; candidate will be paid based on their work experience and skills.
        Job Type: Full-time; Exempt
        • Medical, Dental and Vision
        • 401k employer matching up to 4%
        • Life Insurance
        • AD&D Insurance
        • Flexible Spending Account
        • Paid Holiday and Vacation
        • Parental Leave
        • Bereavement Leave
        • Education Assistance
        • Continued Skills Training
          About PCP SummaryPacific Coast Producers is a cooperative owned by over 165 family farmers that grow and deliver produce to our production facilities in California and Oregon for processing and packaging. The 4,000 employees at PCP are dedicated to producing only the finest quality products for distribution to our customers across all channels of trade including grocery retailers, foodservice distributors, and manufactures throughout North America.
          Our company motto since we started in 1971 is, Your Good Name Deserves Another and this continues to be the guiding principle for every employee at PCP. We are committed to searching out and developing the most talented and best-qualified people in the industry who will continue our legacy.
          AA/EEO Policy StatementPacific Coast Producers is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Pacific Coast Producers, Lodi , Controls Specialist, Other , Lodi, California

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