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Controls System Technician

Lemoore (West), CA USA
Requisition ID:  7947
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Nov 21, 2021
Job Function:  Facilities

Plant Control Systems Technician

Lemoore, California (Fresno Area)


Within our flagship “Lemoore West” manufacturing facility located in Lemoore, California – Leprino is seeking a Control Systems Technician on our Plant Maintenance team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of equipment reliability, technical improvements, 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.


Status: Salaried (Non-Hourly)

Schedule: 2 on, 2 off, 3 on weekly schedule (flips the following week)

Shift: 6 am – 6 pm starting (flips every 3 months)


  • This role’s primary focus will be on development and improvement of plant controls system reliability and contributing to maintenance control activities, controls/field device upgrades, ISS support, operator training on new controls installs, and capital project support from design through start-up.
  • The Control System Technician will demonstrate ownership of all plant processes/equipment and continuously strive to improve reliability while lowering costs.
  • Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and PM all controls related equipment to maintain facility operation and increase equipment reliability.
  • Responsibilities will include: PLC programming, HMI programming, field device troubleshooting, PLC hardware troubleshooting, Wonderware PC and Thin client work station set-up/deployment, PanelView Plus program development, and download/upload of PLC & Panel view programs.
  • Lead as necessary on controls projects to include minor design, implementation and start-up.
  • Provide controls training to maintenance technicians to achieve advancement through the Pay-For-Skills program.
  • Train end users on the operations of newly installed or modified process or control systems.
  • Scope material needs for assigned work orders and estimate labor and support needed to complete work orders. 


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • 2-year Associates Degree in Controls Engineering, Industrial Technology, OR equivalent experience as a controls technician.
  • Two years of experience in PLC programming (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, etc.) and HMI development (Wonderware preferred but any HMI suite is fine). 
  • Experience troubleshooting mechanical/electrical systems by utilizing drawings, PLC code, operational manuals, and the utilization of various instrumentation such as flow meters, pressure transducers, RTDs, and chart reorders.
  • Must be available to work on call or off-hours during capital project commissioning or testing.


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the above-mentioned subject areas.
  • Food manufacturing experience.
  • Advanced PLC & HMI experience in any type of manufacturing setting.


Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


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 and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


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 almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at https://www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Fresno