Kraft Heinz Company PLC Programmer in Lowville, New York
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.
We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.
No matter the brand, we're united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious!
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration
We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.
PLC ProgrammerKraft Heinz CompanyLowville, NY
The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking PLC Programmer to work at our processing facility in Lowville, NY. Successful candidates must be willing to contribute improvements suggestions and ideas to help continue the success of our facility. Ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated along with demonstrate adaptability and willingness to work in a team orientated, fast paced work environment. This position requires individuals to perform general production duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards.
Candidates must be available to work all shifts including second, third & weekends and holidays
Prior manufacturing experience is preferred
High School Diploma (or equivalent) with prior related experience as technician in a manufacturing environments required. See *special job knowledge for more information.
Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and business enterprise systems (i.e., SAP)
Advanced understanding of predictive and preventative maintenance processes.
Demonstrated Leadership Skills. Strong written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills
Certification in Lean/Six Sigma methods and processes preferred.
Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) preferred.
Kraft Heinz is an EO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories
Benefits & Compensation Overview:
We offer a variety of benefits depending on how you chose what is best for you, but what is offered are:
Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Short-term disability
(HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
A $.27 shift differential for those who working on second or and $.45 shift differential for those working on third shift.
Monday-Friday, 7 am to 3 pm (1st Shift, variable based on assigned work)
Schedule is based on 7 days per week production; workdays may fluctuate from week to week based on production. Shift is required to flex to provide support on off shifts.
Overtime and weekend work will be required
Plant & Community Overview:
Over 400 employees
1st, 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities
Built in 1971. The facility is over 400,000 square feet. The plant has 18 production lines. Supplied by local farms. Largest employer in Lewis County.
Products: Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Polly-O String Cheese, Kraft String Cheese
Welcome to Lowville:
Job Overview:This position is responsible for Implement PLC projects from design, start up to maintenance including calibration, scaling, digital, analog, level, and temperature control. This is a first shift position; however, work on all shifts is expected, as well as weekends and holidays based on line improvement/implementation startup.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Program PLC with multiple brands with an emphasis on Allen Bradley and Rockwell brands.
Implement PLC projects from design, start up to maintenance including calibration, scaling, digital, analog, level, and temperature control.
Program interfaces, touch screens and displays including RSView 32, HMI, Thin clients, Panel Mates and Panel views. Use standard wiring and labeling practices.
Read and interpret schematics and blueprints.
Working with web-based and converting processes, conveyor-driven systems, pallet-based systems and multiple-station automation.
Set up and test manufacturing equipment under power; test for mechanical difficulties, trace the problems to their sources, and correct the problems.
Perform routine maintenance on manufacturing equipment as scheduled.
Follow proper safety protocol and procedures.
Start up, operate, and shut down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures and OSHA LOTO regulations for equipment under power.
Must complete required documentation and records associated with the PLC and design of the equipment.
Communicate and work together with other departments in order to design the PLC and maintain the equipment necessary to produce quality product efficiently and in accordance with production schedules.
Design and wire control panels, knowledge of standard wiring and labeling practices.
Maintain and troubleshoot all PLC networks and interfaces.
This position will be the main contact person for Rockwell Tech connect and Asset Centre.
Ability to train other Kraft Heinz Electrical Techs and schedule in house training for CLX PLC, CLX Motion, FTView SE, RSL5, RSL500, RSLinx Classic and Enterprise, Hartness Robot and Pallet pattern software and AB CCW software.
Adhere to all site rules, and to adhere to all ways of working, and processes and procedures within that role.
Ensures all products manufactured comply with the Quality Assurance Program and policies reviewed during the on the job training applicable to this specific operation function. Responsible for implementation and ongoing maintenance of QRMP standards as assigned and actively executes performance monitoring audits in a timely manner.
Will follow instructions delivered during the training that explained the fundamentals of the Company Safety Process and will keep himself/herself and others away from harm while performing his/her duties. Will adhere to all LOTO policy and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned
Reach, bend, twist, pull, and stoop; grasp, turn, and manipulate objects; move up and down stairs and/or service ramps; move, lift, or carry objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds; stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Location(s)Lowville Plant
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.