PLC Automation Specialist

Position Locations US-TX-Saginaw
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/29/2024 12:16 PM)
Position ID
# of Openings
USD $20.00/Hr.
USD $45.00/Hr.

CTI Foods Overview

We are a customer focused custom manufacturer of quality food products to exacting standards that delight our customer and their consumers.

The people of CTI Foods are our #1 ingredient that drive us to be the best custom food and culinary solutions team that has seven state-of-the-art food processing facilities and over 1,800 employees from California, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

We are a company that “Thinks Big and Acts Small.” Employees are treated like family. In order to succeed, it takes every person working together, being nimble, and executing at the highest levels. It is our responsibility to provide you every opportunity and resource to achieve that success.

Make an impact from day ONE at CTI Foods!

Job Overview

The PLC Automation Specialist will be responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining industrial automation systems, as well as troubleshooting existing systems and providing technical support. 



  • Install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot, temperature / pressure and flow devices both field indicators and sending devices to PLCs.
  • Monitor / Program PLC logic for process changes and improvements.
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical distribution and protection circuits up to 480VAC.
  • Document all work using CMMS, P&Ids, As Builts, and logic prints.
  • Execute work in a safe and expedient manner.
  • Audit preventive/ predictive maintenance
  • Provide practical solutions to operations/ controls problems.
  • Look for opportunities to help work get done safer, faster and more cost effective.
  • Participate in projects development and project meetings.
  • Assist in the planning and direction of strategic improvements to keep plant process controls up to date using current best practice and latest technologies.
  • Develop and maintain the site calibration system.



  • Formal Degree or certification preferable and equivalent experience accepted. Such experience would be equal to at least 5 years in PLC programming, material specification and cost control experience.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorship.
  • A 2 year engineering or technical degree or appropriate experience, Electrical preferred, Mechanical accepted.
  • Ability to identify and demonstrate technology solutions for operations applications
  • Understanding of Medium and Low Voltage Motor Control Solutions.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in automation.
  • Experience in PLC Ladder, Structured Text and programming.
  • Experience in Motion Control, servodrive.
  • Good knowledge of Allen Bradley RSLogix 500, 5000 and FactoryTalk softwares.
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley equipments: SLC500, CompactLogix, ControlLogix, PanelView, VFD PowerFlex and Servo Drive Kinetix.
  • Knowledge of PLC networks: RIO, Control Net, Device Net, Ethernet IP.
  • Knowledge of Delta motion.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge in electronics and 24 volt DC circuits
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent diagnostic and repair skills for complex problems in automation systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of automation host systems
  • Expert in using test equipment pertaining to job, including oscilloscope, function generators, radio service monitor, etc.
  • Able to perform general PM work: testing end devices, temperature, pressure, and level switches
  • Understanding of pneumatic instrumentation: calibration and maintenance
  • Able to become Electrically qualified per arc flash training.
  • Skillful in reading electronic schematics, identifying components, and understanding their functions
  • Able to calibrate and troubleshoot automation end devices
  • Able to read, program, install and troubleshoot complex PLC programs
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to train technicians in basic controls troubleshooting.


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