Controls System Technician

Waverly, NY USA
Requisition ID:  29718
No of Openings: 
Posted Date:  Jun 17, 2024
Job Function:  Information Technology

Within our Waverly, NY manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Controls System Technician on our plant maintenance team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, 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.


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $83,000 and $99,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 5%


  • Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and PM all controls related equipment to maintain facility operation and increase equipment reliability. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: PLC programming, HMI programming, field device troubleshooting, PLC hardware troubleshooting, Wonderware PC and Thin client work station set-up/deployment, and download/upload of PLC & Panel view programs.
  • Integrate PLC’s, HMI’s and process controls within the facility.
  • Develop Wonderware and Panelview plus programs.
  • Lead as vital on controls projects to include minor design, implementation and start-up.
  • Provide controls training to maintenance technicians.
  • 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.
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.

You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • Associates Degree in Controls Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a similar maintenance subject area.
  • Three (3) years of industrial controls experience although applicable education may substitute experience.
  • Familiarity with SAP, Maximo, or other manufacturing computer systems.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Experience reading & understanding Allen Bradley/Wonderware, ladder logic and P&ID loops.
  • Experience in PLC/SLC development and programming.
  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience.


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?

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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: Binghamton