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Date: Nov 9, 2017

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

E. & J. Gallo Winery was founded by two entrepreneurs—Ernest and Julio Gallo with a vision to democratize wine in the United States becoming the largest winery in the world.   This spirit continues today, where Gallo offers opportunities where we value innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking.  

As an Automation Technician 2, you will be responsible for maintaining, installing and troubleshooting all plant instrumentation and other control systems. You will help to develop and understand of all plant processes and the equipment used to control those processes. Additionally you will help to support the maintenance of plant equipment to ensure a minimum of downtime.

What You Will Do


  • Generate programming changes for PLCs
  • Create simple programs for programmable logic controllers; installs and troubleshoots programmable logic controllers. 
  • Navigate the programs to troubleshoot process upsets


  • Lead machinery trouble-shooting; documents repairs made
  • Replace or repairs defective parts
  • Provide preventative maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting services for barrel processing equipment, bottling line equipment, and filtration equipment
  • Provide preventative maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting services for de-stemmers, presses, and crush pits
  • Disassemble malfunctioning equipment; examines and tests mechanisms on large and small pieces of machinery

What You Need

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution plus 2 years of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment
  • Required to fluently read, write, and comprehend the English language. 
  • Ability to work 24-hour on call shifts
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders and comfort working at heights

What Will Set You Apart

  • College level courses in electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience completing the required paperwork associated with instrumentation
  • Knowledge of motion control and servo drive technology (software and hardware)
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, MicroLogix, SLC500, PLC5, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and FlexLogix

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

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Requisition ID: 34501 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Merced

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