US Waffle Company Inc.
  • Greenville, SC, USA
  • Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in a team or autonomously to complete work orders and provide electrical/maintenance support on automated production equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and modify PLCs and programming to repair, improve and optimize processes for high speed production equipment and batch processes.
  • Disassemble, repair, and reassemble equipment, using precision measurement tools.
  • Interpret schematics and equipment manuals to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Complete assigned work efficiently and per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
  • Lead process improvement and initiate change.
  • Analyze process data and make decisions on equipment maintenance and improvement activities.
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) to increase equipment reliability and up-time.
  • Calibrate analog and digital instrumentation.
  • Repair, install and program VFD's.
  • Comply with all safety standards and regulations provided by the company and government (e.g. LOTO, Work Permits, etc.)
  • Utilize PLEX to accurately and thoroughly document and track all corrective and preventive maintenance performed throughout the course of the day; including searching and issuing parts, documenting equipment issues and entering inspection/measurement points.
  • Prioritize and self-schedule maintenance work around production activities to achieve both production and maintenance KPI's.
  • Drive U.S. Waffle's goals & objectives through individually led projects and continuous improvement activities.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, replace and install electrical AC/DC controls
  • Power distribution troubleshooting and electrical installations
  • Suggest, design and upgrade existing equipment controls
  • Develop, create and keep current all electrical documentation.
  • Ethernet I/O troubleshooting and setup
  • Work from  drawings, blueprints, worksheets, and other related documents.
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of manufacturing and facility equipment.
  • Performs other responsibilities and duties assigned by manager

Education, Work Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write, and intermediate mathematical skills are required
  • High School Diploma or GED required,
  • 3 year industrial electrical/programming experience and two-year technical degree preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of varying skills and backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, multi crafted worker that is able to work autonomously in a fast paced and often loud production environment.
  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures is required (e.g. lock out / tag out, high voltage electrical).
  • PLC programming required; Multiple platforms such as Allen Bradley PLC5, Control Logix, HMI, and Servo Drive programming and troubleshooting experience required
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, identify root causes (e.g. six sigma analysis) and propose and implement remedies.  
  • Ability to perform calibrations, installation and maintenance of process and analytical instrumentation.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics.
  • Strong computer skills required; Microsoft Office Excel proficiency as well as Computerized Maintenance Management Systems experience preferred.  
  • Experience in computer networking (routers, Ethernet, switches, etc.) preferred.
  • Mechanical troubleshooting experience in high speed packaging and/or highly automated continuous process environment preferred
  • Ability to perform mechanical work, valve replacement, conveyor bearing and chain replacement, motor/gearbox replacement.
  • Ability to work off shifts  and overtime as necessary.  Must be able to work in varying temperatures and climates.

Physical and Safety Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 70 lbs.
  • Complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and all other food safety requirements
  • Complies with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's) requirements
  • Reports any food safety problems or potentially unsafe practices/conditions to lead or supervisor
  • Constant walking and standing on hard concrete service
  • Frequent bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, lifting and climbing
  • Position will require working in very hot conditions
  • Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes if product burns

U.S. Waffle Company is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

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