US Cold Storage

  • Automation Maintenance Supervisor

    City US-IN-Lebanon
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    The Maintenance Supervisor – Automation is an intermediate level position which focuses on ensuring maintenance practices are implemented, troubleshooting electro-mechanical issues to resolution, and developing continuous improvement optimization within automated distribution center for USCS. This position is primarily involved in Electro Mechanical Controls and Maintenance Execution.


    • Coordinates with automation supervisor to setup, program, modify, and maintain a variety of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA (Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition) systems and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) .
    • Ensure the growth and development of subordinates
    • Responsible for managing, administering feedback and discipline, and providing reviews for subordinates. 
    • Evaluates situations to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency.
    • Perform and monitor troubleshooting of defective equipment and systems to determine root cause analysis to correct problems.
    • Trouble-shoot automated and material handling equipment (i.e., motors, scanners, PLC components, power supplies, VFDs, photoeyes, encoders, etc.) and other electrical control equipment.
    • Use Savanna WCS to read I/O status and PLC fault codes
    • Troubleshoot, replace, and align sensors including photoeyes and proximity switches
    • Identify spare parts needed for field requirements.
    • Utilize the Computerize Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) to manage and improve Preventive Maintenance (PM’s) and spare parts usage.
    • Assist with the development of maintenance SOP’s, maintenance procedures, and safety procedures.
    • Serve as the Distribution network's troubleshooting expert and technical resource during equipment escalations. Coordinate resources to quickly resolve equipment downtime.
    • Provide ongoing support to plants and management.
    • Maintains a high focus on providing excellent customer service to our internal and external customers.
    • Safety in accessing/operating heavy automated machinery as well as rigging, climbing, and working with high voltage and controls circuits.


    • -1+ years of project management experience, preferably within automated material handling and logistics applications.
    • -PLC, VFD, HMI, AGV, VGV, AC Motor Controls, Robotics knowledge, including programming and configuration.
    • -Three or more years engineering experience supporting, commissioning and troubleshooting PLC/PC industrial control systems (Siemens, Allen Bradley)
    • -Ability to schedule own tasks and handle all facets of assigned projects independently and with minimal supervision
    • -Have experience with Allen Bradley /Siemens PLC HW/SW platforms.
    • -Safety orientation with high voltage power supplies
    • -Hands-on experience with industrial networks.
    • -Experience and skill in analyzing control systems and troubleshooting issues.
    • -Root cause analysis / problem-solving skills.
    • -Supervision


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