Food Manufacturing Automation Controls Technician
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Shearers Foods

1,001-5,000 employees

Manufactures sweet and salty snack foods sustainably
Company Overview
Shearer's Foods is a prominent snack manufacturer, recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability, having received the food industry's highest award in this area. The company fosters a culture of mutual respect and community involvement, emphasizing the importance of teamwork and hard work. With its continuous growth and industry leadership, Shearer's offers ample opportunities for career advancement, making it an ideal workplace for those passionate about contributing to the creation of America's favorite snacks.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage


Total Funding





Massillon, Ohio

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Massillon, OH, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
  • Full familiarity with computer programs such as Auto-Cad, Microsoft Office, etc
  • Full familiarity with Rockwell PLC software and can design, write and troubleshoot same. o RSLogix 500 o RSlogix 5000 o Studio 5000 o Connected Components Workbench (CCW) o FactoryTalk View Studio
  • Full familiarity with Rockwell hardware and can design, write and troubleshoot same. o SLC 500 o MicroLogix o CompactLogix o ControlLogix o Panelview o Powerflex
  • Familiarity with high-speed manufacturing and packaging processes, operations and associated machinery
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical prints
  • ABB & Fanuc Robot programming (and others)
  • Execute tasks in a safe manner. Embrace and help to develop a people safety first culture
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting functions by using the PLC and HMI code to diagnose issues that are causing downtime
  • Ownership of regular program backups and ensure that all program changes adhere to Shearer's safety and quality standards
  • Ensure that all machines have up-to-date electrical prints and are stored in an organized manner
  • Develop and train maintenance personnel on control systems and functions
  • Continue to find ways to improve cycle times; reduce scrap and upgrade components for cost/performance improvement being sure to communicate these changes to the wider controls team and the Proactive Maintenance central function
  • Provide recommendations for equipment upgrades to avoid obsolescence issues
  • Assist the corporate controls team in creating electrical and controls standards and implement them in each facility
  • Continually improve knowledge base regarding advances in parts, equipment and processes to keep abreast of changes and innovations in equipment selection
  • Develop and execute PM's on controls equipment and control cabinets
  • Assist in the development of base line safe work performance expectations and work practices. Identify and correct any unsafe condition and identify and unsafe action observed
  • Participates in root cause analysis activities
  • Ability to make changes to existing PLC and HMI programs to improve the process
  • Perform the above duties in a food safe manner adhering to all GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices