In large or complex factories, the Electricity and Automation maintenance activities are removed as primary activities of the Electricity and Automation Engineer, and become the primary responsibilities of the Factory Electricity and Automation Technician. This person is responsible for all aspects related to the on shift maintenance of Electricity and Automation according to Nestle corporate and local strategies, standards, specifications and local codes and regulations.
This will include but not limited to the following:
Supports the calibration program on all instrumentation.
Supports the building management and security systems.
Supports supervisors in managing training needs: Delivering training on systems as necessary.
Works with others to development and maintain upkeep of preventative and predictive maintenance procedures in the systems and calibration areas.
Assists project engineers and others as assigned to test and evaluate equipment being considered for purchase and/or installed.
Hands-on problem-solving, analysis, troubleshooting, and maintenance that will improve reliability, productivity, and decrease downtime on existing or new equipment.
Location backup to the E&A engineer during vacations and or off shift situations.
Serves on internal committees as necessary.
Will support maintenance function on an as needed basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Support and participates in all audits and compliance projects assigned.
Maintains optimum electrical and process control equipment facilities to meet the established objectives of the business
Ensures reliability of electrical, process control and FAS/MES hardware and software operation
Maintains electrical/process control hardware & software to maintain plant at high level of efficiency, safety, quality, etc.
Maintains liaisons with other departments, disciplines and facilities to provide necessary support and maintenance for optimal factory operations
Provides technical direction, training and capability building of maintenance technicians
Comply with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Nestle standards
The Factory E&A Technician maintains the existing electrical infrastructure and automation applications. This means mastering the solution in place to be able to:
Provides automation, FAS/MES and factory support on assigned shift, including development of maintenance technicians’ capabilities
Ensures alignment of the process with the final customers in production
Conducts preventive maintenance on power distribution, automation and FAS/MES
Records all electrical power distribution and automation modifications and update the appropriate drawings as per factory specifications
Ensures process instruments are properly calibrated and functional
Performs troubleshooting in case of problems and ensure the PLC, HMI and FAS/MES applications are properly maintained
Maintains industrial applications and hardware in the automation layer
Strictly adhere to PLC and HMI change management policy/procedures
Maintains the reliability and the performance of the FAS/MES IT infrastructure and peer to peer networks
Closely coordinate with other functions, such as quality, safety, operations and production, with special emphasis on QMS, HAACP and calibration
In line with NCE, actively participate in DOR/WOR/MOR, GSTD and DMAIC activities
Develops themselves as an expert in their area of responsibility for a long-term support of the operation
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Associate’s Degree in engineering/technology or equivalent, preferably electrical and/or automation engineering/technology
Must be willing to work all 3 hourly shifts, on a rotating basis.
3-5 years’ experience
In-depth knowledge of electricity including low voltage and medium voltage installations
Good knowledge of electrical safety
Knowledge of instrumentation and process control systems
In-depth knowledge of HMIs and PLCs
Experience in the field of electricity and/or automation in a manufacturing facility
Good knowledge of local electrical code and standards
Knowledge on FAS/MES (manufacturing execution systems)
Knowledge on manufacturing IT, industrial networks and applications
Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety, hygienic engineering and Nestlé Quality System
Good organizational skills
Analytical skills in problem solving – ability to think objectively through various options and scenarios
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong conflict resolution and transversal leadership skills
Strong technical skills
Ability to adapt quickly to changes
Extensive experience with Rockwell Automation Logix PLCs and iFix visualization
Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety, and equipment
SAP knowledge desirable
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE LISTS OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR EFFORTS.
THEY ARE INTENDED TO BE ACCURATE SUMMARIES OF WHAT THE POSITION INVOLVES AND WHAT IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM IT.
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.