Process Automation Specialist, 1st shift

<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: <ul> <li>Troubleshoot and lend technical support for automated manufacturing processes and equipment, supporting all facilities</li> <li>Deploy, monitor, and maintain automation hardware, operating systems and application software</li> <li>Ensure operational stability, efficiency, and security of automation systems and infrastructure</li> <li>Conduct necessary technology research and provide recommendations</li> <li>Installs and configures new hardware and software</li> <li>Provides user training and support as necessary</li> </ul> <br /> <p dir="LTR">Now offering a <strong>$2,000 sign on bonus*</strong> for all new hires in operations!! Apply today to take advantage of this limited bonus!</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR">Along with the sign on bonus, this position also offers:</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Pay premiums in effect through December</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Shift differential for all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th shift positions</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Participation in the quarterly bonus program</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Holiday bonus program</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR">Not only does Behr have great monetary benefits, some of our other benefits are:</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;15 days of vacation (ETO) earned in the first year of employment</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;10 paid company holidays &amp; 1 paid floating holiday</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans available the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Participation in a 401(k) program, with matching company contribution</p> <p dir="LTR">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Facility with a strong safety record and COVID-19 protocols in place</p> <p dir="LTR">&nbsp;Don&rsquo;t miss out on these great benefits! Apply today!</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR">*$1,000 of the sign on bonus is paid out on the first paycheck and the second $1,000 is paid out after 90 days.</p>
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 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 on project teams as required Create and maintain hardware documentation for all automation equipment.</li> <li>Monitors and maintains current backup 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>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 /><br /><strong>KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES RECOMMENDED FOR POSITION:</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>