Controls Technical Specialist II

As a leading pet food manufacturer, and one of the largest manufacturers in Oklahoma, we carry on the legacy of our Founder who led us to reshape the larger Pet Care Category. Over 100 years in existence, we’ve grown our passionate Purina Family as we’ve grown the breadth of our business. Nestle Purina has a large presence in Oklahoma City (OKC) with one of our dry pet food factories located just 10 miles outside of downtown in Edmond. Having served as a production facility for many years in this area as producers of Dog Chow®, Puppy Chow®, Beneful® and Purina ONE® brands, we have left a big paw print on this charming western city.

Our Controls Technical Specialist II is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining and enhancing the accuracy, reliability and system control’s data credibility of PLC and PC based automation systems. Will oversee PLC upgrades and wiring modifications on production equipment. Will work directly with our maintenance team to troubleshoot and support production line modifications.


Identify and develop controls systems solutions that comply with all standards and requirements at all levels of project development

Design and facilitate updates in  automation technology from requirements given by operations personnel

Provide programming and electrical support on plant capital projects

Develop PLC, HMI, and SCADA solutions for plant operation adherent to corporate standards

Implement control systems software upgrade

Assist maintenance with staff training and development 

Install and troubleshoot plant floor computer software and hardware
Perform all other duties as assigned
Associates of Applied Science in a technical discipline

Experience (Years/Type):  3 or more years of experience in PLC software and hardware troubleshooting and/or PC-based HMI-systems

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