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10 days ago


Batavia, NY


O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc. is located in Batavia, NY.

Oversee calibration program for facility including trouble shooting, repair and ensuring proper documentation for various manufacturing equipment. Candidate will have experience with temperature, weight, flow, sensing and speed instrumentation. Position is also responsible for minor design, programming, repair, and maintenance of Allen Bradley based programmable logic controller (PLC) systems used within manufacturing facility. May support repairs for other advanced production/manufacturing equipment. Diagnosis of equipment malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs, troubleshoots, repairs the following systems: PLC’s, HMI’s, VFD Drives, Vision Systems, Motor Control Centers, Power Distribution Centers, Motors (DC, AC, Stepper, Servo, etc.), Three Phase/Single Phase - power and control circuits, Control Panel layout and component installation.
  • Carry out the departmental production plans and to jointly establish objectives.
  • First responder to troubleshooting activities, leading, and assigning crew members and utilizing all available resources to correct controls issues and/or equipment/system breakdowns in an expedient manner.
  • Works with Maintenance Mechanics on shift to trouble shoot root cause of problems and puts preventative controls in place to mitigate further issue.
  • Communicate daily activity of work order status with business partners and coordinate shift-to-shift handoff.
  • Document all modifications to equipment, systems, and respective documentation.
  • Report to the Supervisor all operation issues during the shift, or as they become available. Investigate all events and provide full details of facts leading to the event, along with conclusions, and recommendations. Communicate openly to all other O-AT-KA Supervisor/Management staff, sharing problems and solutions.
  • Assist with developing and modifying SOP's for processes within the department.
  • Collaborate with all business partners to maintain an ongoing, uninterrupted operation to produce high quality products, while maintaining the department in an acceptable manner.
  • Proactively evaluate obsolete equipment within the plant making recommendations for repair and/or replacement.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Experience & Education Required:

  • Associates degree with 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge & Skills - Required:

  • Experience in troubleshooting PLC based control systems, Rockwell Software desired.
  • Experience with digital & analog temperature, pressure, flow, speed and weight measurement.
  • Experience with discrete sensors.
  • Experience with process loop calibration and equipment.
  • Experience with industrial control networks and configuration such as Ethernet, Device Net, DH+
  • Experience working with 480v 3 phase power distribution.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley motor controls and VFDs.
  • Experience using electrical test equipment.
  • Proven ability to work well independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Manufacturing experience with PLC’s and automation controls.
  • Working knowledge of electrical schematics, power distribution and controls, motor and motor controls, PLC logic controls, HMI’s, and other industrial controls.



  • Dairy and/or food processing knowledge, especially Mixing & Blending, Retort operations, automatic packaging, mechanics of systems and equipment and sanitation and safety a plus
  • Ability to set IP addresses using BOOTP with working knowledge of various software programs (or ability to learn) to include: RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix5000, Factory Talk to program PCLs, HIMs and Drive.  WonderWare experience a plus.



The Controls Technician is exposed to O-AT-KA customer and product information on a consistent basis.



Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, high speed and processing equipment; is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals; is frequently exposed to moderate to high noise levels in the work environment.  Must be able to see, grasp hold, walk, climb, bend, and stretch, lift up to 40 lbs. Will spend significant time in the production environment where temperatures fluctuate, floors may be wet, and noise is a constant factor.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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About the Company

O-At-Ka Milk Products Cooperative, Inc.

O-AT-KA Milk Products is an innovative contract manufacturer of dairy ingredients and value-added products such as dairy based beverages.  We offer co-packing, R&D and new product development expertise for RTD (ready-to-drink) beverages such as coffee drinks, tea lattes, protein & nutritional drinks.

O-AT-KA’s continuously expanding facility combined with our highly qualified team of experts is dedicated to producing the best tasting, highest quality dairy products available worldwide.

Company Size

500 to 999 employees


Manufacturing - Other