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15 Feb, 2020

Specialist, Automation & Planning

  • Big House Group Ltd.
  • Pennsauken, NJ, US, 08110
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Job Summary:


The Automation and Planning Specialist will provide full life-cycle support of automation systems within the operation related to the manufacturing of chocolate products. Development and designing the concept, testing, installation, and monitoring of automation processes. Responsible for planning and managing the PM process to support and maintain plant equipment operations.


Essential Functions:


  • Designing, implementing, testing and servicing of a variety of automated systems
  • Program, configure, test, and commission PC and PLC systems. SLC500 & 5000.
  • Develop and execute complex process control system integration projects and generate schematic diagrams, panel layouts, and bill of material.
  • Create software for OEM partners and integrated software solutions that meet customer requirements.
  • Direct and oversee the maintenance of programs for PLCs and PCs coordinating with Process Engineers, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Information Technology staff, and Production and Maintenance personnel
  • Work on multiple, diverse project simultaneously
  • Perform functional tests of machinery
  • Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving on machinery and control systems
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and provide knowledge and counsel to others
  • Ensure project designs comply with engineering principles and regulatory requirements
  • Utilize CMMS (Maximo) to gather information needed by Administration to determine if goals and objectives are being met (including PM WO Compliance, Safety WO Compliance, Environmental WO Compliance, Non-PM WO Efficiency, PM Accuracy, Entry of New Assets as they introduced into the process, Building PM’s , Building Schedules)
  • Complete material Take-Offs (field measurements and verifications of materials needed to do particular jobs using current Chemtrade piping specifications
  • Procurement of materials from the MTO’s
  • Take orders from maintenance personnel for materials needed to complete jobs
  • Palletizing of all job tasks materials for jobs to be performed (labeled and stored properly
  • Place jobs in scheduling pool for scheduling
  • Coordinate with production/operations for lockout and permitting, shipping if it involves tank cars, railroad, or truck loading, and maintenance
  • Track orders and costs associated with certain jobs.
  • Utilize Microsoft Project to build schedules for both short shutdowns and turnarounds working closely with the leadership within the facility
  • Coordinate with supervisors on job priority establishing priority levels for the jobs that need to be completed and materials that will be needed to finish the jobs
  • Act as back up for Maintenance Supervisor when needed
  • Committed to providing a safe food product
  • Works within all regulatory requirements
  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety requirements
  • Perform all other related duties as required



  • Degreed in Advanced Control Systems field with 5+ years in and industrial environment
  • Strong knowledge of electrical engineering design in the field of industrial automation, troubleshooting and servicing. Extensive awareness of electrical engineering technology trends; and thorough understanding of product and business requirements.
  • Strong working knowledge in CMMS systems Maximo
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Projects 2010 and other computer/software programs
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Creative-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies

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