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Hostess Brands, Inc. Controls Supervisor in Indianapolis, Indiana

Hostess Brands LLC is one of the largest packaged food companies focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States. The brand’s history dates back to 1919, when the Hostess CupCake was introduced to the public, followed by Twinkies® in 1930. Today, Hostess produces a variety of new and classic treats including Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies® and CupCakes. Hostess Brands also represents the Dolly Madison, Voortman, Big Texas, and Clover Hill brands.

This position will be responsible for troubleshooting, programming automation and controls systems involving PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and training engineers and production on controls. Must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming. Must be able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up. Assist on new automation projects working with vendors and contractors on installation and training.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate plc programs and troubleshooting.

  • Responsible for troubleshooting, programming automation and controls systems involving PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and training additional engineers on controls.

  • Assist on new automation projects working with vendors and contractors on installation and training.

  • Develop and implement programs to ensure compliance with company safety standards.

  • Knowledgeable of department’s operating budget. Submit recommendations for fixed asset expenditures to the Assistant Chief Engineer

  • Maintain current and complete records of all activities – i.e. PM’s, safety, inventory, asset inventory, etc.

  • Perform other duties relating to the department assisting Engineering supervisors as needed.

  • Perform other duties relating to the department assisting Engineering supervisors as needed.

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, or strong related work experience.

  • Two or more years of related experience as a group leader is preferred

  • Four or more years of maintenance experience in a food-manufacturing environment required

  • Proficient in computer software programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and SAP.

  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.

  • Excellent PLC software development skills.

  • Expert at PLC programming of Siemens, Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Fanuc PLCs.

  • PLC servo motion control integration experience.

  • Excellent PLC UI development skills (following SEMI standards).

  • Ability to startup and debug complex systems.

  • Ability to read electrical schematics.

  • Able to use existing standards, procedures, and practices.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Proficient with Microsoft software – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.

ID: 2020-1209

External Company Name: Hostess Brands, Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.hostessbrands.com/

Street: 2929 N. Shadeland Ave.

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