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Controls Technician

Constellation Brands

Acampo, CA

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Company Summary

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands.  We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love.  From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.


* Improve bottling line and cellar equipment efficiency through changes to automated controls
* Utilize technical skills in troubleshooting, adjusting, and repairing packaging machinery that demonstrates literacy and required sophistication to manage PLC environments as well as using mechanical aptitude to solve all mechanical and electrical problems in the facility
* Assists mechanics with electrical problems
* Install and program electronic controls: i.e., VFD's, HMI's, PLC's
* Install and terminate wiring for new equipment

* Interface with internal company resources and external vendors to maintain support network
* Provide support to production line staff to ensure efficient daily operational efficiencies are achieved
* Maintain backup programs of all PLC bottling line and cellar programs
* Ability to setup and modify parameters in bottling line inspection systems
* Responsible for understanding ISO, Safety and Quality Policy's.

Minimum Qualifications
* AAS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Degree, or completion of at least two years post-secondary education, formal training in electrical theory, industrial controls, or equivalent combination of education and / or experience
* Minimum 5 years' experience in automation/controls environment
* Experience reading and using equipment manuals, equipment drawings and electrical schematics to diagnose and resolve equipment problems

* Computer literacy in MS Office
* Must have basic math skills and ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide with the aid of a calculator
* Ability to perform changes to PLC and HMI programs (adding sub-systems an interfacing equipment)
* Ability to modify existing AutoCAD electrical drawings
* Ability to create electrical documentation

* Ability to write PLC and HMI programs for production equipment
* Full knowledge of Allen Bradley controllers and programming software
* Ability to design and document electrical control wiring using AutoCAD
* Ability to design communications network between PLC's and HMI's

Preferred Qualifications
* Minimum 5 years' experience in bottling, labeling, and packaging equipment repairs, including maintenance of mechanical, bearings and shaft seals
* Network and / or electrical certification

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

* Works outdoors/indoors
* Works in warm/cold climates
* Works in high places
* Works on wet surfaces
* Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals

* Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
* Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs and ladders, and bending are required
* Must be able to move up to 50 lbs
* Must be able to work long hours, weekends, and holidays

Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods.

Acampo, California

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Job Type
Full time

Job Area
Operations and Production

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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Job Posted:
Monday, May 3rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
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