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Controls Technician III, 2nd Shift

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Whitestown, IN, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing

Shift: Sunday-Thursday, 3 or 4pm to 11:30pm or 12:30am depending on business needs
Under general supervision of the Assets and Reliability Engineering Manager II, responsible for supporting the effective use and functionality of the automated equipment within a fully automated Distribution Center. This role is responsible for completing all facility and MHE systems within an automated distribution center including the design, operation, assembly, repair, program, and diagnosing of MHE Controls systems. This position will create complete controls systems for small to medium size automated MHE systems including the installation of a single PLC Controller, remote I/O modules, or digital and or analog input/ outputs to control equipment such as a tote cleaner. Additonal duties include creation or design of equipment using high speed counters, encoders, proximity sensors, frequency drives and or servos, etc.. This position may require a lead capacity of other members within the maintenance team. This position is categorized as compliance critical and, as such, requires and is assigned specific responsibility for ensuring continual and proper compliance with all division, corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures effective preventative maintenance plans and schedules for all facility equipment and systems.
  • Diagnoses Materials Handling Equipment and Automated Picking System-related error conditions occurring in the Distribution Center and repairs appropriately.
  • Oversees any maintenance, modifications, and/or system upgrades of Materials Handling Equipment and Automated Picking System controls.
  • Assesses the efficiency of materials handling equipment and automated picking systems and defines necessary modifications.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance tasks to ensure continued productivity with warehouse operations.
  • Maintains CMMS/EAM system on repairs required and performed on equipment in the Distribution Center.
  • Manages the inventory of spare parts.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours, as needed, in order to meet productivity goals.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

What your background should look like

BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Facilities /Plant Management preferred. Requires some technical vocational training, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Normally requires four (4) years related and progressively responsible experience; strong electrical background preferred.

1. Strong technical and operational knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment and systems. Strong aptitude for repair and maintenance activities.

2. Ability to read and interpret CAD layouts, illustrated parts breakdown (IPB) diagrams, and electrical circuitry diagrams and drawings.

3. Ability to diagnose and repair electrical and mechanical issues. Issues may include the testing, replacement or repair electrical systems including three phase or single phase electrical systems up to 600volts, AC or DC motors, power supplies, frequency drives, servo drives, transformers, motor starters, proximity sensors, encoders, photo eyes, programmable logic controllers (PLC), HMI’s, PLC Inputs/Outputs.

4. Controls Tech shall be capable of make custom drawings, schematics, designs, cost estimates, and project management.

5. Controls Tech III level technicians may also have other higher-level administrative responsibilities which do not necessarily require technical knowledge beyond the Controls Tech 2 level, but may be accounted for with other competencies.

6. Ability to test equipment and instrumentation system including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, refrigeration, and water treatment chemicals.

7. Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) preferred. Ability to read electrical schematic, wiring diagrams, and PLC ladder and block logic. Ability to load programs or configure PLC’s, HMI, scanners

8. Ability to program basic changes to PLC controllers including modifying timing, adding alarms and logic for additional inputs or outputs. Ability to properly wire additional devices to PLC’s and other controllers.

9. Ability to design, assembly, program, and diagnosing of MHE controls systems. Demonstrate the technical knowledge and ability to design and assemble complete control systems for small to medium size automated MHE systems including the installation of PLC’s, remote I/O modules, digital and analog input/ outputs, high speed counters, encoders, proximity sensors, frequency drives, and servos.

10. Ability to diagnose, operate repair all facility and MHE system within the distribution center.

11. Working knowledge of computer systems and personal computers. Computer hardware experience including the installation and setup of hard drives, RAM, network cards, monitor cards, and motherboards.

12. Computer software experience including MS office (Excel, Word, IM), MHE software such as RSLogix, Sort Director, GSMi, IPoint, Flex Sort, etc.

13. Technical knowledge and skills include the diagnosing of electrical control issues to a component level. Component level skillset includes the diagnosing of capacitors, inductors, diodes, LED, and transistors. Ability to diagnose pressure transducers, flow meters, photo voltaic sensors, bridge and full wave rectifiers.

14. Ability to troubleshoot communication issues with devices connected to the MHE network or other networks such as PROFIBUS, BACNET, LONWORKS, PROFINET, CAN-BUS, ASI, Etc. Skills to include an understanding of device IP addressing, network switches, etc.

15. Ability to operate and diagnose all chill water plant systems including chillers, cooling towers, boilers, pumps , BAS, HVAC, water treatment

16. Strong analytical skills; ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently. Ability to identify facilities-related maintenance problems and implement standard courses of action to resolve problems within established project timeframes and administrative and technical requirements.

17. Technical knowledge and skills include the demonstrated ability to design, assembly, program, and diagnosing of MHE Controls systems. Will possess the skills and knowledge to create complete controls systems for small to medium size automated MHE systems. Examples would include the installation of a single PLC Controller, remote I/O modules, or digital and or analog input/ outputs to control equipment such as a tote cleaner. The ability to create or design equipment using high speed counters, encoders, proximity sensors, frequency drives and or servos, etc.

18. Ability to diagnose, operate, and repair all facility and MHE systems within the distribution center.

19. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

20. Strong interpersonal skills

21. Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.

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