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Electrical Instrumental Lead-

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 5/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-16087

Job Description Summary

This position supports the automation systems in one of Coca-Cola's most automated plants. It is part of the Freestyle team; Coca-Cola's newest beverage fountain technology. It crosses the line between industrial automation & controls and IT administration. However, it is primarily an industrial automation and controls support position. This position is responsible to maintain automation, controls and supervisory systems and make necessary upgrades to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Freestyle and Syrup Plant operations. This position ensures servers, data collecting and data reporting systems are optimized and accurate. This is a challenging position that supports new manufacturing technologies and data flows for business intelligence systems. This is a great opportunity for a controls professional who wants to learn and grow with Coca-Cola's newest technology.

Function Specific Activities:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Reports to the Senior Automation Engineer and works as part of the Automation Team.
  • Meets weekly with the Automation Team and helps prioritize and assign automation and control tasks from the Automation Team work list.
  • Performs work on system maintenance and process improvement projects while being ready to respond to problems on the production lines.
  • Supports new equipment design and installation. Although this is not a travel position, infrequent domestic and international travel is sometimes required for Factory Acceptance Testing and to attend training.
  • This is a busy, hands-on job that requires experience with industrial control systems and a self-starter, self-directed work ethic to accomplish tasks. The Atlanta Syrup Plant is one of the most automated plants in Coca-Cola. As a result, the Automation & Controls Engineering Technician must work with traditional industrial control systems (electrical, wiring, instrumentation, robots, PLCs, etc.) AND traditional “IT” systems (computers, servers, Ethernet networking, Wi-Fi, databases, Linux systems, web development, etc.).
  • Supports the entire Atlanta Syrup Plant. This includes the Syrup lines, the new Freestyle lines, and the Automated Warehouse with its 120 foot high ASRS.
  • Understand the impact of control systems on quality. Always perform work so as to safeguard product quality.
  • Set up and implement preventive maintenance procedures for automation systems.
  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment. Adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes or requirements. Have flexibility to work different shifts or weekends occasionally, if needed.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.
  • Work closely with Maintenance Technicians and Production Technicians. Provide guidance and training in areas of automation and controls including associated hazards.
  • Able to travel to attend training sessions and conduct FATs when required.
  • Provide technical expertise on project teams.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Configure, program, and troubleshoot PLC systems. 90% is Allen Bradley ControlLogix, some PLC5 and SLC500. Some Siemens S7. Some B&R Automation.
  • Configure, program, and troubleshoot HMI systems. 90% PanelView Plus.
  • Configure, program, and troubleshoot SCADA systems. GE iFix, FTView SE, Historian systems.
  • Setup, load, connect and configure desktop PCs, fat clients and thin clients.
  • Be available to answer phone calls outside of normal work hours and provide remote assistance to plant operations when sometimes needed.
  • Actively participate as a self-directed and committed member of a team and work with other team members to achieve the department and plant goals and objectives.
  • Understand how to select controls and electrical components, specify correct ordering information, and help procure components.
  • Ability to manage automation projects as assigned by the Senior Automation Engineer.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience with industrial control systems.
  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • Proficient programming Control Logix PLCs and Panel View Plus HMIs.
  • Proficient with Allen Bradley PLCs, VFDs, HMIs, and Networks (Device Net, ControlNet, Remote IO, Data Highway Plus, and Ethernet).
  • Understanding of industrial control panel electrical practices and requirements (Arc Flash, electrical safety, power distribution, etc.).
  • Ability to install, configure and calibrate digital sensors (limit switches, photo eyes, prox switches, etc.).
  • Ability to install, configure and calibrate analog sensors (flow, pressure, temp, distance, laser, sonic, radar, etc.).
  • Ability to install, configure and calibrate special/safety sensors (light curtains, area scanners, bar code readers).
  • Able to configure Windows 2000 / XP/7 drivers for specialized cards and various industrial software applications.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to review engineering drawings and P&IDs for both bid review and troubleshooting.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals contacted in the course of work including outside vendors, contractors and suppliers.
  • Computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel; Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate and comprehend specifics regarding equipment problems.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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