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Plant Manufacturing Information Technologist (MIT)

Date: Jan 10, 2018

Location: Winchester, KY, US, 40391

Company: Kroger

Company Name: Winchester Farms Dairy
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. 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 Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Midwest


 

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:  KY || Winchester || 675 Rolling Hills Lane || 40391 || Winchester Farms Dairy || None || Information Services and Systems; Management; Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 


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