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Controls System Technician

Company: Cargill
Location: Chapmansboro
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Level: Hourly
Job Type: Hourly Full Time
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill's protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.
Job Type: Full TimeShift Available: 2nd Shift
The AE&I Tech is responsible for the execution of automation solutions in support of projects primarily at the local site and will work as part of a centrally focused team implementing best practice standards and guidelines.


  • Provide troubleshooting expertise in the areas of automation, electrical and instrumentation in support of the plant.
  • Learn CTCM facility functions (both the processes and the service groups).
  • Continuously gain knowledge and experience in automation, electrical and instrumentation.
  • Investigate, design, write and complete projects that will improve productivity or process reliability.
  • Provide programming and configuration expertise to support projects.
  • Management of troubleshooting tools and documentation.
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis efforts and solutions.
    Principal Accountabilities
    This role involves physical activity in a food processing environment, which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis-involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing more than 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. Walking or standing for extended periods of time will be required as well as the occasional use of stairs and/or ladders. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (e.g. heat, cold, dust). This position is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces, moving mechanical parts and fast paced warm/cool environments. Personal protective equipment use is required in all areas of the facility.
    45% Execution of automation solutions used for controlling plant process. Will involve design and configuration of control systems and oversight of electrical and instrumentation functions related to projects. Will be required to obtain knowledge of plant processes.
    25% Design and Implement control strategies based on current best practice standards and approved components.
    20% Work with fix/support team to identify areas in need of improvement and reliability. Provide training for completed projects.
    10% Training and development courses by HR, vendors and outside consultants.
    Required Qualifications

    • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third-party employer.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Knowledge of PLC/HMI/Controls programming languages.
    • Ability to update and troubleshoot a range of electrical or instrumentation systems.
    • Ability to read and analyze electrical schematics.
    • Strong communication and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work well in a team or individual environment and be a self-starter.
      Preferred Qualifications

      • Ability to understand continuous and batch process control strategies.
      • Possess a working understanding of the production process.
      • Ability to configure and program a variety of control systems including PLC and HMI systems.
      • Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance, planning and scheduling.
      • Automation, Electrical, and / or Instrumentation experience with Allen-Bradley and Siemens.
      • Design and implementation knowledge of plant digital business technologies.
        Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.
        US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Regardless of vaccination status you will be required to wear masks and follow Cargill's safety protocols.
        Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

Keywords: Cargill, Clarksville , Controls System Technician, Professions , Chapmansboro, Tennessee

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