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PLC Technician

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US, 92880

Company: Glanbia

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Supervisor’s Title:          Maintenance Manager

Department:                     Operations

Exempt Status:                 E1-E3 Depending on Experience


Job Summary


The electrician/PLC technician is responsible for the maintenance (both preventative and emergent) and troubleshooting of electrical systems within the plant. The candidate will test/troubleshoot Power Distribution systems (wiring, VFDs, etc), PLC Processors, instrumentation, etc.


Essential Functions

  • Be a member of the plant electrical organization and remain involved in electrical projects at the Glanbia-Corona plant.
  • Test and troubleshoot power distribution systems, program VFD’s, PLC processors, instrumentation, etc. Setup and program drives, transmitters, etc.
  • Assist with instrument calibrations
  • Calibrate PIDs, I/P’s, etc. Set
  • Responsible to work with electrical contractors as needed and validate work
  • Provide equipment electrical functionality to maintenance and operations employees as needed
  • Review and understand program logic; perform small modifications as needed.
  • Responsible for work order execution and completion of electrical-related tasks as assigned
  • Participate on the electrical preventative maintenance plan as assigned
  • Responsible for creating, modifying, editing, and deleting work orders in the SAP system as needed
  • Coordinate with vendors about new equipment and oversee the installation processes to make sure everything meets Glanbia’s standards and specifications
  • Communicate with corporate engineering and production and maintenance to resolve engineering and production or maintenance issues in the plants.
  • Provide on call facility support and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide timely planning of general work orders.
  • Optimize planned maintenance routes (PM’s) and work with the Maintenance Manager.
  • Optimize predictive maintenance practices (infrared, vibration and lubrication)
  • Provide timely planning of Safety, USDA, Quality and General work orders.
  • Provide a yearly equipment condition analysis.
  • Own electrical components in the plant (VFD’s, instrumentation, wiring, motors, panels, PLC’s, etc.)
  • Facilitate “break down analysis” for each equipment failure based on a priority impacting the production schedule; troubleshoot electrical issues in the field.
  • Maintain equipment history and equipment documents in a useable library.



Additional Functions

  • Promote safety
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Requires a Journey man or associates degree or five to seven years related experience
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code, Ladder Logic, ISA Symbols, technical drawings, HMI, PLC components, AutoCAD, Wonderware, AB, Ethernet, and Device Net.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiply projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,)



Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.



Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, extreme heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas under high voltage or low voltage conditions with arc flash potential
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, vibrations, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.






Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

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Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles