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Plant Manufacturing Information Technologist (MIT)

Company Name: Anderson Bakery
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

 

Company Overview:

Anderson Bakery, a Kroger Company, is in the city of Anderson in the beautiful area of Upstate South Carolina.  We have been in business since 1954 and are currently producing bread, muffins, and rolls for Kroger grocery stores in the southeast.  Under new leadership, our facility has seen significant improvement in the last year in terms of process reliability, efficiency, and average run time and are continuing to improve our key plant indicators and our plant culture. 

 

Why work at the Anderson Bakery?

To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional, and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, vacation, mental health resources, associate discounts, and opportunities to learn, grow and advance.

 

If you are passionate, driven and want to make positive change, then we want you to come work for us and help us continue to drive the positive impacts our plant has been experiencing over the last year!

Position Summary:

Provide assistance, knowledge and technical support to management and end-users. Work with plant and corporate teams to determine mutual Information Technology (IT) objectives. 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. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow industry and discipline developments relevant to plant operations
  • Serve as a liaison between the plant, technical services and corporate information systems/services
  • Develop an annual budget for plant capital and expense requirements
  • Coordinate installation, maintenance and enhancement of personal computers, thin-clients, servers, and Local Area Network/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN)
  • Document new programs and updates according to Enterprise Computing Standards (ECS) and Standard Network Application Policies and Procedures (SNAPP)
  • Test and document disaster recovery for all plant computer platforms
  • Develop written procedures to ensure associates adhere to enterprise security and Information Technology policies
  • Generate creative design solutions and translate concepts/information into images
  • Provide support for servers, networks, industrial thin client devices, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications
  • Maintain software licenses (e.g., Rockwell, Wonderware) and provide Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) database backups via Asset Centre
  • Provide technical guidance to improve current plant floor applications
  • 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 Food Safety 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science or an associate’s degree with 4 years of technical experience
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) with emphasis in Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and Microsoft SQL 2008 database management or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certifications in Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Ability to complete Asset Centre training and pass an audit of Programmable Logic Controller/Human-Machine Interface (PLC/HMI) databases
  • Ability to complete Rockwell training and certification to support Ethernet/Internet Provider (IP) networks, PLC/HMI communications, software/ firmware version control, software/firmware upgrades and license management
  • Ability to synthesize complex information, identify data relationships/dependencies and design workflows/procedures
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Career Training Program (CTP) graduate in Manufacturing Information Technology
  • Information technology networking experience in a Windows environment
  • Experience with Wonderware SCADA systems
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

 

Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South


 

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

 

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  SC || Anderson || 433 Sayre St || 29621 || Anderson Bakery || None || Corporate Technology Systems || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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