ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Summit, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Provides technical support including assisting with the evaluation, selection, acquisition, installation and maintenance of hardware, software, and electrical and communications packages associated with the plant data PLC, Controls and SCADA network. Works closely with other personnel leading to improved productivity and better integration of technology into operations; and assists with the preparation and evaluation of hardware and software configuration and network plans.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1.Analyzes and diagnoses the most commonly found problems with servers, workstation computer hardware, PLCs, SLCs, Inverters, Servos and production related electrical and electronic communication devices.

2.Repairs, reconfigures, assembles, integrates, and tests basic and complex electrical systems, configurations and networks; provide significant input to capital equipment selection and installations.

3.Repairs, reconfigures, assembles, integrates, and tests new electrical equipment installations and supports the plant electrician base.

4.Assists with the evaluation of functional capabilities of proposed new systems which may include and hardware and software equipment and systems.

5.Develops and maintains inventory of equipment and peripherals, hardware and software and their baseline settings.

6.Assists in analyzing systems needs and recommendations, and conducting business systems analysis, computer system configuration planning and training.

7.Electronic and paper Back-up of essential control systems.

8.Prepares, organizes and conducts technical training.

9.Accountable for plant electrical safety programs including electrical safety, LO/TO and others assigned.

10.Installs and maintains fixed telecommunications routers, switches, multiplexers, copper, fiber, and wireless circuit termination equipment and fixed, portable, or mobile end-user devices; Works closely with maintenance personnel and corporate IT support.

11.Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.


  1. Ethernet, Data Highway and Allen-Bradley hardware and software used for equipment controls and data acquisition.

2.Strong electrical background in order to support production related hardware such as PLCs, SLC, Inverters, Servos, Drives etc.

  1. A variety of PC functions, such as word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database management, telecommunications, hardware, and PC operating systems and packages.
  2. Capabilities, limitations, and functional applications of a variety of LAN, WAN, mini-mainframe, server, and workstation computer systems integration.

5.Principles and methods of training and documentation

  1. Preventive maintenance procedures for computers, PLCs, and peripheral equipment.
  2. Cable distribution and advanced principles of electricity with practical applications experience

8.Analog and digital electronics. LAN technology management, server options, routing protocols, and hardware.


Bachelor's degree in technical field or 10 years of related experience.

Related Experience:10 years of relevant experience and supervisory experience. Additionally, a detailed working knowledge of high speed, automated manufacturing processes and equipment.

Equipment/Software Skills:

Requires PC skills including MS office products, e-mail, and AS400. Knowledge of packaging equipment is desired.

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