Electrical Controls Specialist - Decatur, GA

Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA ( Learn More )

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US-AL-Decatur, GA
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Electrical Controls Specialist - Decatur, GA


Employment Type: Regular

Location: DECATUR,GA

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas'® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann's® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA employs 21,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.


The Controls Technician is responsible for maintaining the electro-mechanical systems in the bakery. This is accomplished through performing preventive maintenance work orders, planned maintenance work orders and emergency repairs of bakery equipment. The Controls Technician maintains and trouble shoots controls software, controls hardware (such as PLC's, instrumentation, variable frequency drives, etc. The Controls Technician participates in LEAN events to improve the efficiency of the bakery. This position will work a variable schedule that will include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Position duties:

  • Trouble shoot and maintain integrity of all electro-mechanical and PLC related controls equipment throughout the bakery
  • Maintain all bakery controls systems
  • Perform PM on assigned equipment
  • Write and or modify PLC Allen Bradley programs
  • Develop and or modify Panelview and Panelview plus programs on new or existing equipment
  • Recommend upgrades to systems technology
  • Upgrade systems and controls as needed
  • Keep all Plc and Panel view programs up to date and properly stored in computer systems
  • Documentation of work performed
  • Associate training on systems as needed
  • Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • 3-5 years PLC ladder logic programming with Allen- Bradley PLC 5, SLC 500 and ControlLogix
  • Efficient knowledge of Data Highway and Ethernet technology
  • Operator Interface programming
  • Strong electrical skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong understanding of process controls
  • Good Mechanical skill
  • Good communication skills
  • Must have ability to routinely and frequently stoop, bend, reach, climb ladder/scaffolds, lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to work in tight, cramped spaces.
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.

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