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Electrical and Automation Manager

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Schwan's Company
Physical Address

Salina, KS 67401
Job Description

The foods we make reach
customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer’s homes through our
popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red
Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony’s® pizzas, Pagoda®snacks
and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts,
and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service
industry. To learn more, visit us at

As an Electrical and Automation Manager at the largest pizza
plant in the world and home to Red Baron and Tony’s brad frozen pizzas you will
be responsible for the support and execution of facility automation and control
projects. You will also have responsibility for multiple complex automation
projects spanning the entire implementation process.

Other duties include:

+ Lead efforts to improve the facilities operating
systems through the review, testing, repair, and maintenance of the Power
Distribution System and networks associated with the operating mechanisms and
manufacturing processes.

+ Manages Electrical Controls plant team.

+ Develops the capital plans, budget, and controls
for department spending at budgeted levels.

+ Develops and implements a project plan and
schedule for automation projects or acts as a project team member supporting automation
aspects of project execution.

+ Designs and scales up manufacturing processes,
instruments, and equipment and tests products related to automation in the
manufacturing environment.

+ Provides engineering technical assistance to
product development and manufacturing staff to support control and automation
modifications and/or improvements to help reach attainment goals on new or
existing production lines.

+ Responsible for the documentation, implementation,
startup, and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human
Machine Interface (HMI) programming in an industrial automation environment.

+ Documents all work according to established
procedures and guidelines and prepare various project reports to project
personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status,
progress, issues, solutions timeline, and accountability.

+ This position will direct the planning and
scheduling of work for the controls and electrical team to install,
troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and tune control devices which automate our
industrial manufacturing processes.

+ Leads development and training efforts of plant
operations and maintenance personnel in the design features process operation
and interpretation of system information and application of that information
regarding control system functionality.

+ Responsible for the effective utilization of
employees skills, development, mechanical downtime, equipment effectiveness,
housekeeping, safety, policy administration, discipline, employee relations,
cost control, and problem solving while ensuring budgeted performance is
monitored and compliant.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.
Electrical Engineering preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 5-8 years of experience


+ Working knowledge and experience with the
engineering, programming, and implementation of industrial control systems.

+ Possess technical problem-solving skills and
proven project experience; Understanding of control systems, components, ladder
logic programming, HMI programming, and their applications.

+ A minimum of 2 years of experience with
instrumentation and controls design as well as PLC/HMI required experience
(Rockwell Automation Modicon Siemens GE Fanuc).

+ Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project,
and AutoCAD.

+ Communication and interpersonal skills with the
ability to interact professionally with all levels of co-workers management and
executive staff workers management and executive staff.

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