• Systems & Controls Technician

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at https://fuillc.com/ to learn more!


    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at https://fuillc.com/performance-pet-products/.


    Performance Pet Products is seeking to grow the maintenance team and is now accepting applications for the brand new role ofSystems & Controls Technician! We offer a competitive starting wage along with regular increases, weekly bonuses, and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Areas of Accountability


    All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


    Systems & Controls Technicians are responsible for performing general maintenance and repairs on automation systems 


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Design, develop, and implement automation systems to improve efficiency and productivity


    Replace system equipment such as HMI, System Logic, motor drives, and Safety Logic as needed


    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify improvement opportunities


    Manage system software, controls, drives, and module projects from conception to completion


    Perform routine maintenance and preventative testing on automation systems and motor controls


    Read, troubleshoot, and repair equipment wiring according to OEM schematics


    Provide backup support to Plant Maintenance Technicians, as needed


    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.




    Degree in SCADA, electronics and controls, or related field, preferred


    Experience in automation technology and project management in a manufacturing environment; Studio 5000 preferred


    Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail


    Knowledge of safety procedures including but not limited to: lockout tagout, confined space entry, line opening, fall protection, and hot work


    Accurately read and understand signs, labels, warnings, directions, operator manuals, service manuals, and wiring schematics associated with the maintenance and/or operation of instruments and equipment


    Effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers and follow written and/or verbal instructions


    Tolerance of varying environmental conditions heat, cold, and/or wet and slippery conditions


    Occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. from floor to waist level


    Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees


    Ability to stand for long periods of time up to 10-12 hours a day


    Ability to distinguish colors (i.e., wire codes)


    Ability to work additional hours on short notice to fill in for an absent co-worker, accommodate a heavier than normal workload, or to assist with special projects

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