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Process Engineer



Dawsonville, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

PURIS is hiring for the role of Instrumentation Tech - Electrician. Join us in transforming the global food landscape with non-GMO, organic, plant-based solutions. Grow your career with us!

The PURIS end-to-end food system has grown over decades to benefit every link in the chain of food production. Our model is a foundation for health and happiness of Americans today, scalable to the needs of a growing planet tomorrow.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for the maintenance/troubleshooting/etc. of the facility’s process instrumentation (i.e. sensors, transmitters, control valves, etc.) and PLC controls systems, including logic/programming.
  • Assist the Plant Electrician in troubleshooting of VFDs, including parameter settings.
  • Testing and calibration of process instrumentation and PLC parameters
  • Oversee the facility’s Production and Admin Networks and coordinate all install/maintenance/etc. with PURIS third-party providers that are responsible for the uninterrupted operation of those Networks.
  • Utilize Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Strategies on the facility’s process instrumentation and controls system to support process uptime.
  • Develop corrective & preventative action plans to address common and ongoing instrumentation and controls issues.
  • Provide detailed documentation of executed work for analysis of future work and continuous improvement and update existing documentation to reflect all changes.
  • Develop and maintain updated instrumentation and controls design standards for new installations that meet existing and future growth needs.
  • 2-5 years of Industrial experience as an Instrument & Controls Technician
  • Must have a good working knowledge to include, but not limited to, the troubleshooting and repair of VFDs, Motors/Wiring configurations, Control Valves, PLCs, Computers, Electrical Schematics, Control Circuits, and Preventive / Predictive maintenance
  • Strong skills with AB PLC processors (CompactLogix and ControlLogix preferred) and input/output modules
  • Able to understand and interpret blueprints, electrical diagrams, P&IDs, and manufacturer’s installation manuals
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Leadership and project management skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills; able to prepare memos, reports, and essays using proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CMMS
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Able to work on-call as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a food production facility
  • A two-year associate degree in an electrical training program related to Instrumentation and Controls, or equivalent, and/or 2-5 years of education in Electronics or Industrial Electricity
  • IT Networking Experience
  • Proficiency in eMaint
  • Infrared Thermography Experience
  • Knowledge of other non-A&B control systems

PURIS brings growers, makers, and eaters together to feed the growing plant-based revolution. We are reimagining what it means to be environmental stewards at every step in the food journey from seed to shelf.

Join the MOST INNOVATIVE FOOD COMPANY OF 2021 named by Fast Company Magazine!

Innovation is in the PURIS DNA. Since 1985, our company’s focus has been feeding people, and as luck would have it, the path to nourishing people mirrors the path to nourishing the planet, itself. And what began as a mission to breed more resilient crops has blossomed into something much greater -- a company taking leaps forward in regenerative agriculture, state of the art manufacturing processes, food security, and global supply chain transparency.

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PURIS is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

The hiring process for successful candidates includes successfully completing a team interview, background check, pre-employment physical, and negative drug screen. We E-verify all new hires.