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Plant Manufacturing Information Technologist (MIT)

Company Name: Riverside Creamery
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



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. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow industry and discipline developments relevant to plant operations.
  • Serve as a liaison between plant, technical services and corporate Information Systems & Services.
  • Develop annual budget for plant capital and expense requirements.
  • Provide local project leadership for all system implementations; 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 & Procedures (SNAPP).
  • Test and document disaster recovery for all plant computer platforms according to established standards.
  • Develop written procedures to ensure associates adhere to enterprise security and Information Technology policies.
  • Generate creative design solutions; translate concepts and information into images.
  • Provide support for servers, networks, industrial thin client devices, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications.
  • Maintain software licenses (Rockwell, Wonderware) and provide Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) database backups via Asset Centre. Provide technical guidance to improve current plant floor applications.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or computer science.
  • 3 years of technical experience.
  • Able to meet deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Strong planning, organizational and prioritizing skills.
  • Able to synthesize complex information, identify data relationships and dependencies, and design workflows and procedures.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skill.
  • 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.
  • Able to successfully complete Asset Centre training and pass audit of Programmable Logic Controller/Human-Machine Interface (PLC/HMI) databases.
  • Able to successfully 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.

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Career Training Program 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 Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: Other
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: West


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 443,000 associates who serve customers in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.  Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  CA || Riverside || 1500 Eastridge Ave. || 92506 || Riverside Creamery || None || Information Services and Systems; Manufacturing; Operations || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || Other 

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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