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Controls Technician

Greeley, CO USA
Requisition ID:  13105
No of Openings:  2
Posted Date:  Jul 7, 2022
Job Function:  Engineering

Within our state-of-the-art Greeley, CO manufacturing facility, we are seeking highly qualified PLC Controls Technician on our plant maintenance team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of engineering, reliability, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.  


  • Troubleshoot and repair control issues; troubleshoot VFDs and motors; tuning PLC PID process loops – 35% 

  • Perform PLC program change requests, modifying existing PLC programs as requested from production – 15% 

  • Perform preventative maintenance to optimize equipment reliability – 10% 

  • Follow-up on completed control work and assisting maintenance as needed – 10% 

  • Train end-users and maintenance personnel on new controls designs – 10% 

  • Assist in commissioning new controls – 10% 

  • Update drawings as required, forwarding all equipment information to the planner/scheduler – 5% 

  • Work in accordance with safe work practices at all times and implement and maintain 5S standards – 5% 

  • The Controls Technician is responsible for assisting the Controls Supervisor in the selection, installation, programming, documentation, training and knowledge of all plant industrial controls.   

  • Responsibilities include:  all computer integration of PLC’s and process controls within the facility; troubleshooting processes and process controls utilizing PLC Ladder Logic; troubleshooting and programming of variable frequency drives; and maintaining 5S standards.   

  • The Controls Technician is the plant liaison for new system start-up and commissioning by all outside controls contractors and system integrators to ensure proper transfer of documented PLC programs changes and adequate training on the installation/changes that are completed.   

  • Responsibilities also include follow-up on control work that has been completed by Maintenance Technicians; and assisting in troubleshooting of control instrumentation equipment problems.  

  • Will you turn your passion into impact? At Leprino we are dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're up for it. 

  • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical aptitude is the norm, not the exception. Take ownership of your career – it’s yours to grow if you’re willing to put the work in. 


You Have (Minimum Qualifications): 

  • Two (2) years of previous experience with process controls. 

  • Associates or Two-year electrical/electronic technical degree OR two years of experience in industrial control system development and troubleshooting 

  • Basic knowledge of process equipment and operations 


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): 

  • Associates Degree in Controls Systems or Electrical Engineering 

  • Dairy/food manufacturing experience and knowledge of government and industrial regulations (PSM, OSHA, and USDA) 

  • Four (4) years of experience in troubleshooting and commissioning all types of process instrumentation, and advanced ability to troubleshoot system problems. 


Must be able to lift 40lbs to 60” 

This role requires daily stair climbs.  


Offering you in return: 

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another. 


  • At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $34 and $39 per hour. 


Our Story:  

Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? 


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Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley