PLC Programmer/ Instrumentation Technician

MDI Dairy - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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The PLC Programmer, reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for planning, troubleshooting, maintaining,implementing, and assisting in the coordination of all installation involving maintenance of PLC equipment, and to complete the PLC programming. Lead the maintenance and calibration of plant instrumentation

This role includes active participation in Continuous Improvement programs aimed at reliability performance improvement for the plant.


  • Programming and modification of PLC throughout the plant.
  • Trouble shooting plant malfunctions pertaining to automation.
  • Oversees plant computer-based control systems: Distributed Control Systems(DCSs), Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA), andHuman Machine Interfaces(HMIs).
  • Workswith plant operators and supervisorsto optimize plant controls.
  • Modifiesexisting programs for enhanced functionality.
  • Oversee preventive and corrective maintenance program for plant instrumentation and various computer-based control systems.
  • Install, configure, calibrate and maintains control, measurement and indicating instrumentation (pneumatic, analog & digital).
  • Inspect and test the operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults.
  • Remove, repair, adjust and replace components.
  • Calibrate components and systems.
  • Provide support to the maintenance department in other electrical or mechanical areas to ensure efficient operation of the plant.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong knowledge of PLC Programing and Instrumentation is required (Allen Bradley RsLogix 5000, SLC 500)
  • Strong HMI Programming of Factory Talk View ME and SCADA based (Factory Talk View Site Edition)
  • Experience with programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi Variable Frequency Drives (VFD). Including ability to wire the controls section of VFDs.
  • Provide support to the maintenance department in fixing and troubleshooting issues related to electrical, Pneumatic and instrumentation devices
  • Ability to calibrate, install and maintain instrumentation devices such as temperature transmitters, pressure sensors, flow meters, level sensors and control valves etc.
  • Experience working on Chart Recorders
  • Ability to understand and use P&ID drawings and Electrical Drawings to get the job done

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of Four (4) years’ experience in PLC programming
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in Instrumentation
  • Degree in Electrical or Electronics or Instrumentation License
  • Understanding of equipment technologies and limitations and their effect on safety, quality, productivity and cost
  • Strong communication and team skills are required including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft office (Word, Excel) and database programs

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Required)


  • Electrical or Instrumentation (Preferred)


  • English (Required)