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Automation and Controls System Technician

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Jefferson City, MO
Date posted:

Automation and Controls System Technician

Location of the job: Jefferson City, MO

Overall Benefits:

  • These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit Sharing, Tuition/Fitness Reimbursement, Paid Leaves, Hourly Bonus payouts, etc.)

  • Benefits are effective the first day of hire (where applicable)

  • Onsite Company store for product purchases

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

  • Safety shoe subsidy, prescription safety glasses discount

Background and Purpose of the Role

Unilever Jefferson City provides a holistic and hygienic choice of personal care brands that benefit the mind, body, and health of consumers while minimizing environmental footprints and promoting the individual growth of our people.Our "mission of wellbeing" is quickly becoming the new status symbol for health and beauty

The Automation and Controls System Technician will drive the factory safety performance of the entire factory (all shifts, all areas) into a proactive culture using WCM operating framework. The right applicant will have an immense passion for our factory, a commitment to innovation and completion of tasks, and a very strong factory floor presence.

What You’ll Do:

    • Implement Projects/ Improvement (electrical project/ PLC programming) to accommodate new product and/ or improve safety, operational quality and productivity.

    • Diagnose/ test PLC and Instrumentation problems, Diagnose/ Test equipment to correct malfunctions and makes improvement to accommodate new product and/ or improve safety, operational quality and productivity.

    • Maintain and configure Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware

    • Understand PLC ladder logic: can implement automation solutions within the PLC code

    • Understand and apply National Electric Code (NEC) requirements

    • Maintain and configure Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), DC drives and servo motors

    • Perform more advanced PLC ladder logic programming such as PID loop control and sequencers

    • Adhere to plant GMP guidelines.

    • All other duties as assigned

    What You’ll Need To Succeed

    • Must have High School Diploma or Equivalent; higher degree in related area is desirable

    • 3-5 years’ experience in a maintenance related position is required

    • Working knowledge of PLCs is a must

    • Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics

    • Ability to lift 50 pounds


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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