Kellogg Electrical/PLC Programming Technician in CARY, North Carolina

Grow with us as an Electrical/PLC Programming Technician in one of our state-of-the-art facilities! Working as a fundamental member of the manufacturing organization, you will be a key partner to Operations, Quality Food Safety and Environmental Health and Safety personnel. We are looking for a passionate team player who loves solving problems and is eager to help shape a strong future for our company and their career.


In your role as an Electrical/PLC Technician at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Complying with employee safety policies, GMP, OSHA Safety and Health rules as well as food safety policies and procedures

  • Installs and maintains all electrical and electronic plant and production equipment. This equipment includes motors, electrical/electronic controls and systems, PLCs, AC/DC drives, computerized controls, and other related equipment

  • Minimizes downtime by fast and accurate troubleshooting of PLC programs and electrical/electronic circuits and equipment

  • Performs preventive/predictive maintenance on plant and production electrical and electronic equipment

  • Performs general mechanical troubleshooting, maintenance and installations as needed

  • Manages database of all machinery software programs and manages the licensing of all automation software

  • Assists in the management of all plant CAD drawings which includes the building layout as well as machinery electrical parts

  • Assist in the duties of controlling daily variances by determining “Source of Loss” and implementation automated controls to prevent future lost

  • Serve as an electrical/electronic controls consultant with the installation of new equipment and existing equipment

  • Plans assigned work and is responsible for his/her safety and the safety of others in the area

  • Adheres to all quality & food safety programs as specified by Kellogg Company policy and/or regulatory agencies

  • Performs additional duties as assigned


As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Manufacturing, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • And two year Associate Degree in electrical/electrical technology and 2 years applicable experience or 4 years electrical experience in a heavy industrial environment or a Journeyman status from a recognized state department of labor or US Department of Labor program

  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the principles of electricity and electronics

  • Advance Allen Bradley, PLC and HMI programming skills

  • Experience troubleshooting PLC programs and hardware

  • May be required to work all shifts (on occasion)

  • Required to work overtime and weekends as needed

  • Must have experience with RS Logix (5, 500, and 5000) software and HMI control

  • Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code

  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical and electronic/mechanical drawings, prints, schematics, and computer programs

  • Must be able to operate and interpret all types of electrical test equipment

  • Must be able to trouble shoot and repair all types of electrical/electronic circuits and equipment

  • Must have demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic and computerized equipment including PLCs, AC/DC drives, motor control systems, and related equipment and systems

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic and computerized equipment including PLC’s, AC/DC drives, motor control systems, and related equipment and systems.

  • Desired qualifications to include welding, machining, pipe fitting, processing/packing machinery repair, conveying equipment and belting, sheet metal work, and the ability to work efficiently and cohesively in a fast paced, goal orientated environment.

  • Must follow all Safety and Food Safety guidelines.

  • This position requires regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with Company policies. Additionally, the ability to interact well with other employees and work overtime, as necessary, is required.

  • Sitting, standing, walking, lifting and / or repetitive tasks throughout the day. Employee will be required to occasionally lift up to 50lbs


  • Associate’s Degree in a technical field or closely related discipline

  • 4 years apprenticeship or 8000 hours of practical experience and training in this area

  • General mechanic experience with related technical degree

  • Previous welding experience

Title: Electrical/PLC Programming Technician

Location: USA-NC-Cary

Requisition ID: MAN002432

Job Function: Manufacturing and Distribution

Job Type: Hourly Paid

Closing Date: Oct 28, 2016, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No