Title:  Automation and Control Champion

Requisition ID:  21817-159

Macon, GA, US, 31206

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Assist electricians with routine maintenance, repair, and calibration of control systems, automation equipment, and instrumentation to ensure their reliability and accuracy. Troubleshoot and diagnose issues in a timely manner, employing analytical skills and technical expertise to minimize downtime and optimize production efficiency.
  • System Optimization: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers and production personnel, to identify opportunities for system improvements and implement modifications to enhance productivity, quality, and safety. Proactively suggest enhancements to control strategies, automation processes, and instrumentation systems to maximize operational effectiveness.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and modifications performed, following established documentation procedures. Generate reports on equipment performance, failures, and improvements, providing valuable insights to inform decision-making processes and support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Execute planned preventive maintenance programs for control systems, automation equipment, and instrumentation. Anticipate potential equipment issues and take proactive measures to prevent breakdowns.
  • Safety and Compliance: Adhere to safety guidelines, company policies, and regulatory requirements related to controls, automation, and instrumentation. Identify and mitigate potential hazards, implement safety measures, and actively participate in safety initiatives and training programs.
  • Training and Knowledge Sharing: Stay updated with the latest technological advancements, industry best practices, and emerging trends in controls, automation, and instrumentation. Share knowledge and expertise with team members, promoting a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Develop and implement PLC programs and control strategies to automate manufacturing processes and improve overall efficiency.
  • Program, configure, and troubleshoot PLC systems, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and other industrial automation devices to ensure proper operation and integration with existing equipment.
  • Conduct routine maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of PLC systems, including identifying and resolving electrical, mechanical, and programming issues.
  • Monitor and analyze production data, system performance, and equipment feedback to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions.
  • Provide training and support to operators and maintenance personnel on PLC programming, troubleshooting techniques, and safe handling of automation equipment.

Physical Demands: 

The following physical demands are examples of duties that may be performed:

  • Climb steps
  • Lift 50 pounds and maintain balance
  • Ability to perform duties in extreme varying temperatures
  • Crawl over, under and into equipment as necessary to perform job duties
  • Work from ladders and lifts

Required Skills

  • Familiar with SAP - PM, work order, and asset creation/management.
  • Strong soft skills regarding training and communication for knowledge transfer.
  • Experience in writing HMI code using Wonderware, FactoryTalk View (RSView), and other industry standard graphical interfaces.
  • Proven experience in PLC programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance within a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proficient in programming languages such as ladder logic, structured text, or function block diagram, with expertise in PLC Allen-Bradley.
  • Strong knowledge of industrial automation systems, including HMIs, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and motor control systems.
  • An understanding of Basic Electronics and Electrical Theory.
  • Solid understanding of control systems, PLC programming, HMI interfaces, SCADA systems, and industrial networking protocols (Modbus, Profibus, ControlNet, and/or Ethernet/IP).
  • Proficiency in reading electrical and instrumentation schematics, diagrams, and technical manuals.
  • Familiarity with automation equipment, such as conveyors, winders, and process control systems.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation principles, including sensors, transmitters, actuators, and control valves.
  • High attention to detail and a commitment to delivering quality work while adhering to safety protocols.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree, Associate degree, or technical certification in a relevant field (e.g., Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Automation Technology, Instrumentation Technology) is preferred.
  • 5 years manufacturing experience in an Automation and Controls role.
  • Proficiency in diagnosing and resolving hardware and software issues.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical thinking abilities.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work well in a team-based environment with limited supervision
  • Ability to problem solve and help with practical solutions
  • Ability to analyze scenarios and provide root cause analysis

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

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