Process Technician
Archer Daniels Midland 124 reviews - Buffalo, NY

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For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants, 420 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com .

Process Technician – Buffalo, NY

This is a non-exempt level position

Position Summary:

The Process Technician is responsible for the scheduling and completion of plant work orders needed for repair or upgrades. A main focus of this position is the ability to program PLC ladder logic and be proficient in troubleshooting the processes. They coordinate and discuss plans with the Plant Manager and Maintenance Supervisor to maximize performance and help control the Maintenance and Repair Costs. The technician also assists in the maintenance of the spare parts inventory, and is also in charge of setting up preventative maintenance schedules for all equipment and maintaining up-to-date procedures for executing same.

Job Responsibilities:
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Responsible for responding to trouble calls from the floor – electrical and mechanical
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Coordinate and support maintenance personnel and contractors to achieve completion of work in a safe and efficient manner
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Coordinate and discuss plans with Plant Manager to maximize performance and help control M&R Costs
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Oversee the application and completion of the facility’s preventative maintenance schedules and work orders, and assign work on a daily basis
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Support the purchasing of spare parts and supplies in coordination with the Plant Manager
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Contact contractors and vendors directly when needed to assist in troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment and be available for call ins and call backs
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Work closely as directed by the Plant Manager with other operating departments to reduce or eliminate down time
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Support efforts to maximize production through creative problem solving and adaptation
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Able to view PLC ladder logic and add circuits as needed
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Assist in setting up preventative maintenance and electrical schedules for all equipment and maintain the PM and equipment database on the computer
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Responsible for scheduling and completion of plant work orders and projects needed for repair, upgrades and install mechanical and electrical equipment as directed
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Maintain clean and orderly work area and may assist other plant personnel in general cleaning duties
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Remove, install, rebuild, weld, torch, lubricate, and clean all equipment associated with plant processes as assigned
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Exhibit safe work practices as a condition of employment
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Ensure compliance of all company and State and Federal regulatory agencies policies and rules, and assist in implementing approved changes
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Ensure all daily documentation and accountability of required mechanical information in a timely and accurate manner
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Maintain a team environment with other plant departments
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Assist plant supervisors in their understanding and application of PLC logic / VFD controllers
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Helps with interviewing and determining any new hire maintenance personnel
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Approves overtime for all maintenance personnel
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Trains all maintenance personnel including discipline for poor performance that can include termination of employment
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Actively involved with Safety programs including performing supervisor observation audits
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Involved in the maintenance of our terminal elevator (mechanically and electrically) as deemed appropriate by Maintenance Superintendent
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Other duties as assigned by the plant manager and maintenance supervisor
Job Requirements:
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Must be proficient in PLC logic programming as well as Poly phase electrical systems with a heavy emphasis on PLC knowledge
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Willing attend off site classes relating to increasing his/her electrical and PLC programming knowledge as necessary
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Available for 24/7 call backs to the plant as applicable
Relocation assistance is not available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About this company
124 reviews
A daily grind is the secret to Archer-Daniels-Midland's (ADM) success. It's one of the world's largest processors of...