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Programmable Logic Controller Technician

Paterson, WA
A Programmable Logic Controller Technician job in Paterson, WA is available at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE). The Programmable Logic Controller Technician's primary function is to trouble shoot, repair, upgrade, install, and improve the wine making and bottling process. Under minimal supervision this position ensures maximum operating efficiency to controls systems and components. This position performs highly diversified duties including preventive maintenance, inspection of equipment, advanced trouble shooting, calibrations, and continuous improvement related to process controls.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home, including Crestview Winery located in Paterson WA. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world because we value our vineyards and the art of winemaking. This focus has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers extraordinary and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

Programmable Logic Controller Technician job responsibilities include:
  • Must understand and apply safe work practices related to electrical and mechanical work.
  • Trains lesser skilled technicians and guides maintenance team on process controls and calibration best practices
  • Familiarity with AC and DC electrical system to include low voltage DC control circuits.
  • Experience and ability to plan control schemes, controls wiring layouts and installation of electrical equipment and safety systems related to processing controls.
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience with variable frequency drives (VFDs), electrical motors, servos, process controls (PLCs), alarm systems, fire systems, intercoms, and network wiring.
  • Ability to program and troubleshoot Allen Bradley PLC 500, Control Logic, DeviceNet, EthernetIP and other programable logic controllers.
  • Advanced knowledge of Control Logic, RSnetworks, and Factory Talk programming software.
  • Experience with running control wiring that would include conduit, and wire ways.
  • Ability to calculate electrical requirements in compliance with NEC codes.
  • Knowledge in process control instrument calibrations.
  • Mechanical knowledge and ability to install motors, servos, gear boxes, pumps and other mechanical devices needed for processes and process control.
  • Able to perform calculations related to processing and controls needs. Examples include volume, flow rate, temperature change, unit of measure conversions, gear box output speeds, and rate of change.
  • Working knowledge of a work order management system (CMMS) with abilities to write work requests, parts request, follow work order directions, complete work orders, and communicate effectively with a maintenance planner and supervisor electronically. Preferred familiarity with JD Edwards Enterprise One

Position Requirements:
  • High School Diploma/equivalent
  • Five (5) years experience in a winery, food processing facility or similar environment
  • Ability to work extended hours during harvest & Peak periods, rotating shift work, and weekends.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age (alcohol)

Your Compensation:

$36.92 - $48.93/hr. based upon relevant experience.

At Ste. Michelle Wine Estates we believe in paying our employees equal pay for equal work. Individual offers are made dependent upon a candidate's prior experience and education level as it pertains to the role.

Benefits of working with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates:

Our Total Rewards programs are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented, curious people with a passion for innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and growth. We offer leading programs that inspire and reward superior performance and foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy workforce.
  • Health Care Coverage including medical, dental, vision & prescription - eligible on date of hire for full-time employees
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • 401(k) with Employer Match and Supplemental Contribution
  • Employee Wine Discounts

Culture at Ste. Michelle:

We Challenge: We are driven to succeed in everything we do, and we challenge ourselves and our team to perform at the highest level.

We Care: We put people first - our team, our consumers, our customers, our communities.

We Collaborate: We believe there is nothing we can't accomplish - together - and we believe lifting up those around us is essential to achieving both individual and collective success.

Harvest your potential, Uncork the possibilities! If you are interested in our Maintenance Process Controls and Instrumentation job in Paterson, WA please apply now.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's " Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law " poster.