Process Automation Specialist

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Behr Paint Company

<p><strong><em>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company and maker of the BEHR&reg;, KILZ&reg;, WHIZZ&reg; and E&amp;J&reg; brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value.&nbsp;Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.</em></strong></p>

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Full time

Overview: Troubleshoot and lend technical support for automated manufacturing processes and equipment, supporting all facilities. Deploy, monitor, and maintain automation hardware, operating systems, and application software. Ensure operational stability, efficiency, and security of automation systems and infrastructure. Conduct necessary technology research and provide recommendations. Installs and configures new hardware and software. Provides user training and support as necessary.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Resolve related problems, exercising good technical judgment in planning and organizing hands-on efforts.</li> <li>Troubleshoot and lend technical support for automated manufacturing processes and equipment, supporting manufacturing plants.</li> <li>Specify and procure replacement parts and maintenance contracts.</li> <li>Assess available options for technology and equipment throughout various areas of manufacturing operations.</li> <li>Plan facility improvements for effective equipment utilization and product processing.</li> <li>Support lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and participate in continuous improvement projects.</li> <li>Assist in the procurement; integrate new equipment and modification of automation software and equipment for material handling, production processing, and packaging equipment.</li> <li>Promote cohesion between groups within the department and across sites.</li> <li>Supporting System Administrators and customers; Participate in project teams as required Create and maintain hardware documentation for all automation equipment.</li> <li>Monitors and maintains current back-up of all critical data.</li> <li>Evaluate and test new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and established guidelines.</li> <li>Develop new programs, modify or edit existing programs for control processors and HMI's.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> <li>Maintain and control current backup programs for all control processors and HMI's for your facilities.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience required</li> <li>Minimum 5-8 years programming and troubleshooting experience with PLC automation and related controls</li> </ul> <br /><strong>KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Supervisory skills to lead technical/maintenance people</li> <li>Must have process/production experience in a batch chemical production environment</li> <li>Excellent communication, interpersonal, project management, and technical skills</li> <li>Extensive knowledge of PLC systems and Systems Control Technologies, including in-depth knowledge of RSLinx, RSView, DeviceNet, Ethernet, and other network-based I/O systems</li> <li>Proficient in programming and modification of new and existing PLC's and HMI's</li> <li>Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, including staff, vendors, and management</li> <li>Ability to direct supervisors and staff to employ corrective procedures</li> <li>Ability to prioritize and interpret work requests and work orders</li> <li>Ability to organize, plan and schedule preventative and ongoing maintenance work to avoid disruption of production operations</li> <li>Ability to develop training material and provide training to management, maintenance technicians, and users</li> <li>Minimum intermediate computer skills required (Microsoft Office Suite)</li> </ul> <br /><strong>SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Ability to travel out of state (10%)</li> <li>Ability to work flexible schedules when required, which may include weekends and holidays.</li> </ul>