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Controls Technician

Company: Boston Beer Company
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


We are The Boston Beer Company. We brew the best beer. We hire the best people.

We are always eager to find competitive, motivated, hardworking people who love beer and want to join our team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes?

We are currently hiring Night ShiftControls Technicians in Breinigsville, PA.

Controls Technicians are responsible for high-level electrical, instrumentation, process, and equipment knowledge for diagnoses, repair, and improvement. Controls Technicians will maintain and calibrate brewery instrumentation, electrical control systems, Relates PLC/HMI/VFD program data, process networks, and equipment parameters in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications. Must be a self-starter willing to accept "operational responsibility" and be willing to work any shift, including weekends.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for diagnostics, repair, maintain and calibrate brewery processes, electrical control systems, and instrumentation. Must be proficient with PLCs and related controls.
  • Work on a team with individuals of high technical skill and work ethic who support department and brewery goals and objectives.
  • Diagnose and repair process control equipment including, automatic control valves, positioners, actuators, and instrument devices. Must be proficient in troubleshooting electrical control panels, equipment, and related systems.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical, instrumental, and process malfunctions - must be fluent in electrical, instrument, and mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Liaison key technical information to customers, including Engineering, Quality, operations, and maintenance. Must be proficient in reporting and maintaining work, control data, and systems.
  • Maintain accurate records and data.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with peers and customers
  • Develop and implement PPM and troubleshooting programs and job aids.

What We're Looking For:

  • High school diploma and applicable technical knowledge required.
  • Minimum of 4+ years' experience and knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices. Allen Bradley experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Systems (CMMS) a plus.
  • Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E preferred
  • Highly skilled technical background to include; process management, engineering: able to update prints and schematics, continuous improvement, Instrumentation: develop, perform, and institute calibrations and repairs, Highly advanced PLC Knowledge: Must have extensive knowledge and practical application, computer, and networking expertise, highly advanced electrical knowledge and training, strong manufacturing integration knowledge and experience. 4+ years' experience, Strong mechanical knowledge.
  • Advanced PLC Knowledge: programming experience: Allen Bradley systems, Modicon systems, Discrete I/O interfacing, troubleshooting, Backplane, Networking, Event Sequencing, Application Development, Program control instructions, Math and Data programming instructions, Analog communications (instrument interfacing), HMI application building, HMI programming and data collection, Analog configuration, and troubleshooting, Network building, communications, and troubleshooting, Produced/ consumed Data & messages and Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair Ethernet/IP
  • Process Control; Instrument tagging, Instrumentation, Electrical, and piping diagrams, Expertise in Final control elements, Level controls: diagnose, calibrate, repair, install, program into the process, Expertise in Automatic controls and hardware, Calibrate install diagnose flow measurements and controls, Calibrate and tune control loop performance, Knowledge of level controls and measurement, Differential pressure controls, and flow measurements, Expertise in process analytical devices and effect on product safety and quality. Develop and calibrate loop controls.
  • Advanced Motor Controls; Reduced Voltage Starting systems, Electronic sensors, Timers and controllers, AC variable Frequency controller, DC SCR speed control drivers, Programming AC and DC Drives with feedback.
  • Advanced Electrical Knowledge; basic through advanced Electrical knowledge, and troubleshooting, Circuits, Inductors/ Capacitance, measurement, fuses, breakers and Motor drives, Motors, generators and transformers, 3 phase Electrical Theory, application, and troubleshooting, DC generation, AC alternators, Synchronous motors, Power Generation and Distribution, Electrical and Electronics control systems
  • Mechanical; Mechanical drives, Gearboxes, Pneumatics, Advanced: controllers, vacuum systems, interfacing, Valve controls and calibrations, Mech-atronics; Robots application experience, interfacing, Automation controls an application
  • Manufacturing/ Integration; 5 years process experience in the manufacturing environment, Programming and Instrumentation knowledge, Project management or project experience, Strong maintenance background, Strong CMMS-based knowledge, Strong teamwork, and interpersonal skill, demonstrated ability to support and enhance others-experience with participative leadership and time management.
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment.
  • Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a "get-it-done, can-do" attitude.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, or MS Access.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented and "Safety First" environment. Safely, efficiently, and effectively.

Some Perks:
Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits, including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there's the free beer too!

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the job application process can contact (see application details) for assistance.

Keywords: Boston Beer Company, Cheyenne , Controls Technician, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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