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Automation Technician in Lancaster, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


PA Lancaster

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Automation Technician

Job Description:

Job Summary:

An Automation Technician supports the maintenance department.  This position is responsible for performing duties to diagnose, repair, and modify process machinery and support equipment requiring broad electrical knowledge and skills.  The Automation Technician is viewed as an active supporter of lean and preventative maintenance systems. 

This position is also responsible for auditing work performed by others.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Maintenance Manager. This position receives general supervision and works according to standards.

Essential Tasks:

Responsibilities may include:

  • Design, upgrade, repair, program, and troubleshoot controls for machinery and equipment used in processing, packaging, storage, or plant utility.
  • Perform various activities relative to the installation, automation, and integration of new or relocated machinery.
  • Advise contractors, management, maintenance personnel, and operators on machine operation and control issues.
  • Installation and maintenance of programming software on department laptop.  Backup and archiving of all automation files.
  • Ability to program and design new equipment.

    Job Qualifications:

    The successful Automation Technician candidate will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of typical industrial control sensors, devices, systems, and networks.
  • Proven proficiency in application, programming, and wiring of PLCs, HMIs, and VFDs, preferably Allen Bradley.
  • Experience and technical expertise in electrical wiring and power distribution.
  • Familiarity with NEC and NFP70E
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Troubleshooting experience with relay logic and three-phase contactors up to 480v.
  • Strong electrical drawing interpretation skills used to trouble-shoot and modify equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to accurately markup revisions to electrical drawings.
  • Comfortable with use of multi-meter and various other test instruments.
  • Have good organizational skills and be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work required shift while also being on-call for breakdown work or phone support during night and weekend hours.
  • Skilled with MS Outlook, MS Excel Worksheet, and MS Word which are company standard platforms.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to hear sound alerts of equipment.
  • Ability to adjust priorities as needed while managing multiple open tasks and projects.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.