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Maintenance PLC Technician (Hourly)-$31.00

Department: MFG Maintenance
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: MFG Maintenance Resource Leader/Controls Engineer
Position Supervises: N/A
Pay Level: Hourly
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Anderson Bakery, a proud member of the nation-wide Kroger Family of Companies, is a premiere manufacturer of Fresh Bakery products.  At Anderson Bakery, we uniquely offer the resources and benefits of a Fortune 50 company while maintaining a hometown atmosphere centered around teamwork, support, and development. 


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">What We Offer

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Starting wage of $31.00 per hour with shift differentials of $.10 after 6:00 pm
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">6 paid Holidays and 4 personal days
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and life insurance
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Recipient of Kroger’s Manufacturing Excellence and Safety Award
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Nation-wide discounts for travel, entertainment, cell phones, and much more


Position Summary:

Support programming, troubleshooting, calibration, project implementation and network Integration. Responsible for keeping the automated industrial control systems current. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of industrial control systems and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC’s)
  • Install, diagnose and repair electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical components of industrial machinery and equipment
  • Replace defective components and wiring, and adjust mechanical parts
  • Effectively maintain programming, hardware networking and communication; troubleshoot, determine causes of failure and perform corrective actions; oversee full industrial control system project implementation on both hardware and software problems
  • Support predictive and preventative maintenance program
  • Support internal projects
  • Support plant control system upgrades
  • Ensure compliance with Controls Change Management System
  • Troubleshoot and calibrate the following properly and safely: control panels using relay logic; Cam-driven switch boxes; heat and humidity control systems; process control valves; pneumatic control systems; hydraulic control systems; metal detection systems; ink jet coding systems, electronic scaling systems, electronic meters
  • Interface with and troubleshoot the following motor control equipment properly and safely: motor starters, run relays; Variable Frequency Drives(VFDs); Servo motors and controls
  • Interface with and troubleshoot Allen Bradley and other plant PLC’s including connecting to the PLC, reading ladder logic, programming, diagnosing hardware and software problems
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Sound working knowledge of Electrical Safe Work Practices; AC and DC Electrical Theory; reading/creating electrical prints/control schematics; motor control; personal computer hardware and software; computer networks; Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems; pneumatic and hydraulic valves; photo eyes; proximity sensors; limit switches; breakers; fuses
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints, electrical schematics and parts specifications
  • 3 years PLC and HMI programming experience
  • Experience with full Industrial Control System project implementation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holidays

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • 2 years maintenance mechanic experience
  • Familiarity with other brands of PLC hardware and software



Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.



Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Regions: South



Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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