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Automation Tech

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Sep 12, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

As an Automation Technician 2, you will be responsible for maintaining, installing and troubleshooting all plant instrumentation and other control systems. You will apply knowledge and understanding of programming and troubleshooting plant controls processes and the equipment used to control those processes.  You will make recommendations to improve the control of the processes or the processes themselves.  Supports 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 plant equipment
  • Disassemble malfunctioning equipment; examines and tests mechanisms on large and small pieces of machinery

What You Need

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 2 years of experience working with PCL controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment.
  • Required to fluently read, write, and comprehend the English language.
  • Climb stairs and ladders; comfortable working at heights.
  • Skilled in the use of programmable logic controllers (preferably Allen Bradley).
  • Knowledge of variable frequency drives.
  • Skilled in writing routine reports and correspondence.
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.
  • Available for 24-hour on-call shifts, swing and graveyard shifts.

What Will Set You Apart

  • College level courses in electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Experience interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Knowledge of motor control and automated control circuits.
  • Skilled in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access and MS PowerPoint at a basic level.
  • Knowledge of HMI, SCADA and computer network communication systems.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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Requisition ID: 82717




Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto