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Automation, Electrical and Instrumentation Specialist

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Job ID 115841 Date posted 06/09/2021 Location : Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Automation, Electrical and Instrumentation (AEI) Specialist will focus on optimizing our interconnected components of a manufacturing system. We seek a professional who will develop and apply engineering standards and procedures, providing advice on issues within the engineering field. In this role, you will help coordinate plant location, personnel workflow and ergonomics, materials logistics, production process sequence and equipment layouts.

Key Accountabilities

  • Help manufacturing plant and facilities engineers with facility planning and design.
  • Help conduct cost/inventory/production control and human factors studies to develop and implement plans for facility modifications and revise operating methods.
  • Establish methods to maximize use of production facilities and personnel.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Proven experience of industrial electrical systems from 120V DC to 4160V AC
  • Proven experience of process instrumentation ranging from pressure, temperature, level, flow, pH, conductivity, vibration, etc.
  • Proven experience configuring and programming a variety of control systems including Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) systems
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot a range of electrical or instrumentation systems
  • Ability and willingness to work on weekends, overnight, on call if needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of D3
  • Basic knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food Safety, Cargill Safety, and Environmental regulations
  • Understanding & ability to troubleshoot transformer systems including high to low voltage and understand electrical relay systems
  • Understanding of process controls from DCS (RS3, Delta V) to PLC (control logix, micro logix) and associated HMI systems
  • Knowledge of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61131 as well as other proprietary programming languages
  • Ability to read and update electrical schematics skills
  • Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance, planning and scheduling desired
  • Design and implementation knowledge of plant digital bus technology

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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