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Lactalis Canada: System Technologist, Process Controls

Lactalis Canada

This is a Full-time position in Belleville, ON posted September 28, 2020.

Job Title: System Technologist, Process Controls Location: Belleville, ONGeneral Accountabilities:The Process Control Specialist serves as a member of the Maintenance Team and is accountable for industrial automation within the plant including all programmable logic controls, servo drives, AC drives, operator interfaces, SCADA and plant management software and all plant process networks along with the Instrumentation Supervisor.Work priorities are based on incoming malfunction reports, capital plan and maintenance department improvement activities.

Depending on the site the position may be is responsible for maintaining the condition based preventive maintenance program, evaluating budgets, planning resources, evaluating & designing technical systems, and performing direct supervision of hourly maintenance personnel & contractors.

The position works closely with Production, Purchasing, Quality, Sanitation and Plant Management to ensure all Process Control is effective and well maintained.

Critical Success Factors:Institute and enforce a rigorous change management protocol for Process Control systems to the established plant policies and procedures.Lead the development of new applications or the development of major changes to existing applications (e.G.

Develop a Condition Based Maintenance system in SAP PM utilizing Instrumentation, Control and Data Management capabilities in the plant).Support process automation software such as Ignition to run accurate production controlDepending on the site may assist the project manager in building automation projects focusing on automation of data processes such as Ignition.

Provide technical on-call support to Plant operation when required.Depending on the site may supervise assigned trades staff including Tradesmen, Technicians, and contractors by providing technical guidance and assistance, assigning work, and identifying and addressing training needs by evaluating technical competencies.Participate in the coordination and scheduling of planned work during Plant shut down that is indirectly or directly related to the Plant control systems.Manage and maintain all licenses such as firmware revisions by ensuring they are current and compatible with the plant’s control systems.Responsible for coordinating the completion of all regulatory inspections for Maintenance including Instrumentation calibration.Responsible for developing & maintaining Plant PLC and SCADA system infrastructure.Provide Process Control specifications for hardware and software equipment following the Lactalis Controls and Automation Standard.Resolve plant technical issues and implement process improvements by performing weak-point analyses on systems and conducting root cause analysis on failures of equipment to ensure the plant control systems maintains integrity.Provide expertise in identifying appropriate actions required to maintain electrical procedures and ensuring adequate training required to meet legislative requirements.Key Attributes of the Ideal Candidate:Electrical (or Automation) Engineering Degree or Engineering Technologist diplomaMinimum of 3 years of experience in an Automation or IT business analyst role in manufacturing environment.Solid knowledge of business processes including Ignition, SAP and CIM (Common Information Module)Strong communication skills, written and verbal with ability to translate IT concepts into business terms.Experience with Oracle EBS, Hyperion and/or SAP ERP preferredUnderstanding of databases and experience in reading/writing SQL, PL/SQL statements.Five (5) years related experience in the Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation fieldsExperience with DCS (distributed control systems) based systemsKnowledge of all Electrical and Instrumentation standards and Electrical Safety code.Understand the Process Control in different areas of the Plant.Proficient in industrial communication network technologies such as Modus TCP/IP, Devicenet, Controlnet, Profibus, HART.Proficient with Krones, Sidel, Siemens, Allen Bradley RSLogix software (all versions)Proficient with Allen Bradley RSView Panel Builder software (all versions)Knowledge of Industrial Automation and Process Control System design utilizing instrumentation, hydraulics and pneumaticsStrong Leadership, Management & Communication skillsClear thinker with the ability to function well when managing multiple priorities (in a production environmentGood understanding of process control requirements for specific site such as cheese, butter, whey and fluid milkAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionGood understanding of process, CIP and packaging control requirements for Dairy productsLactalis is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity.

Lactalis strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society.Lactalis is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the member of the Talent Acquisition team in a timely fashion of any disabilities that requires accommodation measures in order to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.