Sr. Automation Manager

at Schwan's Company in Salina, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit What we are looking for: As a Sr. Automation Manager, you will be responsible for the support and execution of facility automation and control projects within our Distribution Center. You will also have responsibility for multiple complex automation projects spanning the entire implementation process to include MES and SCADA technology. You’ll have the chance to have or do the following: - Management of multiple complex automation projects spanning the entire implementation process. - 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 Automation 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. - Responsible for the documentation, implementation, startup, and technical support of MES & Data Historian programs and functions. - Responsible for the documentation, implementation, startup, and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller(PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming with an emphasis on SCAD (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). - 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. - 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 to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct Preferred Qualifications: Education: Bachelors degree in engineering required, Electrical Engineering preferred. Professional Experience: 5+ years of leadership in a related field of automation or electricity Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: - 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. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all of the duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.
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Job Posting: JC251116624

Posted On: Nov 12, 2023

Updated On: Mar 15, 2024

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