Automation Supervisor in Lake Norden SD

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Agropur Inc
Automation Supervisor
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Lake Norden SD
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EE/Instr./Ctrls. Engr., Network Administrator, Programmer
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Job Type: Regular
Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!
Who we are:
We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur&##39;s 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World."

What this role is all about:

We are looking for an Automation Supervisor in Lake Norden, South Dakota.

The Automation Supervisor is responsible for keeping the programming, electrical, network and instrumentation systems in good working order so the plant runs efficiently. The Automation Supervisor ensures standards are current, maintained and adhered to by the Controls team.

  • Provide technical assistance and support to the product line.
  • Provide technical/electrical service, including problem solving and making necessary recommendations to the various systems to improve performance.
  • Help reduce plant downtime and improve profitability by keeping plant running close to 100%.
  • Prepare reports as needed.
  • Oversee PLC programming and implementation.
  • Interpret and apply Field&##39;s Standards.
  • Collaborate with customers and engineering teams.
  • Oversee project planning and execution.
  • Perform troubleshooting as needed.
  • Provide on call support as assigned.

The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Training in Instrumentation Controls required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in Instrumentation Controls required

The Extras (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Process control experience and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in customer relations and food processing preferred

What we offer you:

  • Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:
    • Health, Dental and Vision options
    • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
    • Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunities for discretionary bonus&##39; and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
    • Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement
  • An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Training programs
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Community Involvement

The Location:

  • Our Lake Norden, SD, plant is home to approximately 360 employees and boasts a brand new, state of the art cheese and whey facility. We produce mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, romano, asiago, and Monterey Jack cheeses as well as various whey streams.
  • The Lake Norden, SD, area is known for its beautiful lakes and outdoor activities. There are both small and large towns within the area with great schools and healthcare. You can also visit the Watertown Chamber site for more information on local events.

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