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PLC Programmer-Industrial Electrician
Title:PLC Programmer-Industrial Electrician
Giovanni Food Company is seeking a PLC Programmer-Industrial Electrician who will be responsible for p programming PLCs, electrical maintenance repairs and installations, equipment troubleshooting and assisting with repairs.   An employee working in this area is expected to operate as a member of a team, which includes assisting one another as needed.


  • Install programs, or repair automated machinery and equipment such as robots or programmable controllers.
  • Maintain integrity of the PLC automation servers and PLC processors.
  • Troubleshoot and modify ladder logic programs on Allen Bradley processors using RSLogix 500 and 5000 software
  • Develop a strategy for PLC automation support which includes training of operators
  • Responsible for integration of specialized hardware and software into manufacturing systems to enhance automation and control with an emphasis on efficiency.



  • Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining effective electrical preventive maintenance procedures and schedules.
  • Maintain machinery, meeting maintenance requirements for 480-volt, 3 phase systems, and minimizing downtime will be necessary.



  • Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discuss machine operation variations with fellow employees to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Support, troubleshoot, improve, and maintain high-speed production and packaging machinery.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintains alarm systems.
  • Follows all department and plant SOPs and policies.
  • May be responsible for supporting mechanical projects throughout the plant
  • Assist team with general type work as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High School Diploma or GED required.  Must have Journeyman Electrician Certification.
  • Must have a minimum of three years of experience working with, electrical controls systems, PLC’s and HMI programming
  • Previous experience troubleshooting and programming PLC ladder logic
  • Previous electrical experience voltages ranging from 24v to 480v 3 phase
  • Experience troubleshooting AC/DC drives and high-speed computer controlled production machinery
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting engineering blueprints.
  • Experience installing conduit and pulling wire to code.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities include but are not limited to:  
Physical Requirements:

  • Knowledge of control circuitry, PLC’s and Programming also have the ability to analyze and troubleshoot control circuits of complex design.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of a multimeter.
  • Knowledge of current safety policies and machine directives like NFPA, OSHA regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Familiar with standard communication protocols, (Ethernet IP, Sercos, Ethercat, and Powerlink) concepts, practices, and procedures related to the motion automation field.


  • Ability to understand and perform basic math calculations.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, schematics, blueprints, diagrams and equipment specifications is required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of a machine issue.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Effective organization and planning skills.
  • Must be mobile and be able to travel/navigate throughout the facility. Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Must be able to read documents and use equipment.
  • Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with internal and external contacts.
  • Must be able to climb, stoop or kneel to perform routine tasks within the scope of the job.
  • Must be able to grip/grab objects.
  • Must be able to work in environments that may include, but are not restricted to, cold, heat, wet, humid, draft, fumes, or various combinations of same.
Giovanni Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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