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Automation Manager

Agropur Cooperative Weyauwega, WI
  • Posted: April 24, 2019
  • Full-Time
Job Type:Regular

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You can join, as well, Agropur's extended family.

We are currently recruiting for an Automation Manager in Weyauwega, WI. Agropur offers competitive wages and benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)!  We are an employee focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team.

To get a glimpse of our daily operations, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hta0RD5hx_U 

Job Summary:

The Automation Manager is responsible for the daily operation of Automated Systems and Electrical Equipment processes within facility.  This position will engage with employees to assist and direct all automated and electrical work methods and procedures.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates workers engaged in the automation of equipment while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods.

  • Drive training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention.

  • Good mechanical skills with the ability to communicate and work with maintenance department so that all equipment is maintained at the highest level to reduce unnecessary downtime.

  • Perform installations and repairs in a manufacturing environment on all electrical related systems, instrumentation, and controls.

  • Work with the plant, corporate and client personnel to resolve day-to-day production tasks/needs as they arise.

  • Utilize electrical and mechanical experience to assist with plant managed projects.

  • Assist Engineering Team with automation and electrical initiatives on Capex projects.

  • Works with an internal maintenance department to perform repair duties outside the scope of electrical.

  • Troubleshoot and repair building and production equipment as assigned in a timely manner.

  • Bring forward and manage automation process improvement initiatives in support of continuous improvement.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Responsible for employee relations including work direction of employees, hiring, training, performance reviews, administering policies and procedures, disciplinary action, and compensation recommendations.

    • Direct implementation of departmental objectives, goals and policies.

    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Safety Protocol

    • Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.

    • Correct or report any observed safety hazards.

    • Support safety policies and programs.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Qualifications:

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering required.

  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a leadership role required.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience with automated electrical systems required.

  • Manufacturing and/or industrial maintenance experience preferred.

  • Strong project management and leadership experience required.

Skills Required:

  • Communicate well both verbally and in writing with executives, managers, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the organization.

  • Good working knowledge of tools, electrical practices, and safety.

  • Intermediate knowledge of building operations, mechanical plant strategies, control diagrams, and electrical diagrams.

  • Advanced knowledge of building operations, mechanical plant strategies, control diagrams, and electrical diagrams.

  • Proficiency with Rockwell Automation's line of Software.

  • Proficiency with Wonderware's line of Software.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Good working knowledge Allen-Bradley, Rosemount, Endress-Hauser, Anderson-Negele, IFM, Honeywell, Hach, Banner, Turck, SMC, hardware, sensors & software.

  • Good working knowledge of Columbia-Okura, Fanuc & ABB robots.

  • Intermediate math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparative analysis, measurements, statistical analysis).

  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook and field-specific software.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Result driven, bottom-line orientated, strives to exceed goals, and motivates self and others to achieve positive outcomes.

  • Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment.

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, establish priorities, ability to multitask, and meet deadlines.

  • Implement processes to organize and complete tasks, organize people and activities to support the process flow, ability to measure process success, insight to see opportunities for synergy and integration, and the aptitude to simplify complex processes.

  • Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.

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Agropur Cooperative

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Weyauwega, WI
USA

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