Programmable Logic Controller (PLC Tech) (Cedar Rapids)

4601 C Street SW

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compensation: $36.69 - $38.53

Job Overview:
Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference! Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids is looking for candidates that want to make great soups!

The primary function is to plan and execute work to maintain, troubleshoot, repair and improve (HNA) automation, controls, and technology systems and equipment per KH engineering standards. This position may require a B.S. degree in a related engineering field and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience. Or equivalent demonstrated experience on the job and commitment to a timeline for achieving the required degree. This individual will interact with various groups within the plant as well as outside resources such as consulting engineers, architects, draftspersons, and contractors that cover all disciplines – electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental, and controls.

Responsibilities & Duties:
Must have working knowledge of Rockwell Automation software such as but not limited to, Factory Talk, Panel Builder, Control Logix, RS Logix.
Provide project management assistance for integration on major capital expenditures which ensures projects are on time and within budget and that the installed systems are fully functional, meeting all requirements.
Provide input and feedback regarding capital appropriations and expenditure to meet guidelines.
Provide technical input (e.g. layout drawings and capital estimates) to upper management regarding potential options for capital projects.
To provide support to the Engineering manager on projects including the generation of project documents as well as utilizing commitment control documents, generating, and maintaining timetables and key measurements, and may assist with directing internal and external resources, etc.
Execute strategies for automation, controls, and technology, which will reduce cost and improve quality of Heinz products.
To interact with other maintenance and engineering department personnel as required, creating a cohesive, cross-functional team for the development and delivery of key projects.
Areas of expertise should include electronics, controls, instrumentation, data collections systems.
Adhere to standards and protocol for bid packages to deliver cost effective engineered solutions.
Ensure compliance of all control systems with regulatory agencies including FDA, AIB, OSHA, NEC, USDA, NFPA, BOCA, etc. Ability to understand and ensure that all systems also comply with state and local codes and standards.
May be required to perform other tasks as needed.
Assists with project installations and retains ownership through start-up and project closure.
Provides training and technical services at the plant level.
Prepares updates for presentation to management.
Provide IT support.
Set up computers.
Analyze IT issues and resolve them.
Position requires that the individual not only have a thorough understanding of current, accepted methods and solutions, but they also stay up to date on new technologies, etc. to deliver the most cost-effective solutions to Heinz North America.
Responsible for following all Food Safety Policies and Safety Procedures.
Responsible for Quality Risk Management Process (Q-RMP) responsibilities and activities as defined and signed by System and Operational Standards Accountability List
Employees will follow all safety protocols and perform their job responsibilities in a safe manner. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Expectations are that this person can manage all aspects of assignments from interaction with various groups at the concept stage through final delivery, i.e. Marketing through factory personnel.
This person must possess the technical skills to perform at a high competency level in processing systems, packaging systems, control systems, and facility design to meet product design and performance criteria.
This person must be customer-service minded.
This person must possess IT skills.
This person must have the ability to communicate and coordinate between peers to promote Best Practices for Controls, Automation, and technology across all KH manufacturing locations.
Must be detail-oriented and possess good organizational skills
Must be able to perform well under stress
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to work independently and with others.
Responsible for following all Food Safety Policies and Safety Procedures.
Responsible for Q-RMP standards implementation as defined by the accountability list document
Employees will follow all safety protocols and perform their job responsibilities in a safe manner. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Successful candidates must have the willingness to:
Always perform to the highest level of competence. Cooperate as a team. Be open, especially with information and knowledge. Trust and be trustworthy. Respect others – customers, suppliers, colleagues – and yourself. Be accountable for one’s actions.

Work Schedule:
1st Shift
Benefits & Compensation Overview:
Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc.
(HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
Pay Rate: $ 36.69 - $38.53
Start earning PTO at hire, generous
Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plan- BONUS PLAN
About Us
Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us
We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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