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Controls Technician

Location: Saint Helena, CA, US, 94574

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Date: Nov 25, 2020

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.

$3,500 sign-on bonus included!

Under minimal supervision, responsible for maintaining, installing and troubleshooting all plant control systems, instrumentation, and electrical equipment to all applicable codes and standards.
Applies knowledge and understanding of programmable logic controllers (PLC); their function, programming, and troubleshooting. Makes recommendations to improve the process controls and/or the processes themselves. Supports the maintenance of all plant equipment to ensure minimal downtime.

What You Will Do:

  • Troubleshoots process controls, process instrumentation and electrical equipment using test instruments including an ammeter, megger, and multimeters.
  • Troubleshoots control loop malfunctions; participates in the maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and control devices.
  • Configures parameters and troubleshoots variable frequency drives (VFD).
  • Isolates and corrects defective valves, broken diaphragms, contaminated systems, improperly working electronic units, and other malfunctions or inefficient processes.
  • Installs and maintains the process control instruments; electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, and digital.
  • Creates basic programs and program logic changes for programmable logic controllers; installs and troubleshoots programmable logic controllers. Navigates the programs to troubleshoot process upsets.
  • Creates projects for stand-alone and networked HMIs; installs and troubleshoots stand-alone and networked HMIs.
  • Recommends hardware/component changes and/or replacement devices for more efficient and accurate process measurement and control.
  • Prepares various reports and maintains historical records of problems and causes for specified preventive maintenance or troubleshooting assignments.

What You Will Need:

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 5 years of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment.
  • Required to climb stairs and ladders; required to conduct work at heights.
  • Knowledgeable of Electrical Safety procedures.
  • Required to work weekends and overtime when necessary.
  • Required to work 24-hour on-call shifts.
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting Allen-Bradley electrical systems and control components as well as systems and components from other manufacturers.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • 2 year technical degree in electrical technology plus 3 years of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment.
  • Skilled in the use of Windows 7 OS; experience imaging/restoring images of hard drive.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Knowledge of motion control and servo drive technology (software and hardware).
  • Understanding of the basic principles of EtherNet networks and addressing.
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, MicroLogix, SLC500, PLC5, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, and FlexLogix.
  • Proficient in the maintenance and troubleshooting of Allen-Bradley HMI hardware and software, PanelView, PanelView+,FactoryTalk Studio ME,PanelBuilder 32.
  • Proficient in the maintenance and troubleshooting of PanelView and PanelView + HMI terminals.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of process control and 4-20 ma current loop architecture.
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley variable frequency drives in standalone and networked configurations.
  • Experience developing FactoryTalkView applications for ME Station (PanelView+).
  • Experience configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting FactoryTalkDirectory (local) and RSLinx Professional.
  • Experience working with RSNetworx, able to configure industrial networks (ControlNet, DeviceNet, and EtherNet),
  • Knowledge of motor control and automated control circuits.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future. 
To view a full job description, please click here.

Requisition ID: 72964 




Equal Opportunity Employer

Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Napa

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