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Controls Technician

Company: Blue Apron, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, and for us it has become a symbol of lifelong learning. Our highly motivated group of food enthusiasts are inspired to work on complex business problems with creativity and passion always looking to learn something new. We take preparation seriously, embrace a spirit of excellence, and put in the extra effort in everything we do. We are thrilled to be part of our customers' lives, cooking and creating experiences in their home kitchens.


We're looking for a Controls Technician for operational programming improvements and optimization at our fulfillment center in Linden, NJ. This role will also support maintenance leadership for planned projects, activities and repairs. This person will be involved with strategic decisions on facilities, construction, and expansion-related activities and should have experience in this realm.


  • Position is responsible for designing, programming, repairing and maintaining programmable logic controller (PLC) systems

  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance on all plant equipment and Instrumentation, as well as modify and maintain plant control systems

  • Maintain all Facility Assets, including the FC's Process Control Instrumentation and PLC/HMI networks

  • Work with different departments (Operations, IT etc.) for recipe management and more efficient production runs

  • Support repairs and installations for other production/manufacturing equipment

  • Other duties assigned


  • Recent experience with PLC's is required, PLC5, SLC500, Compact/Control-Logix (RSLogix5, 500, and 5000)

  • 2+ years' experience troubleshooting, repairing and setting parameters on Allen Bradley/Siemens Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's)

  • Must have working knowledge of Ladder Logic programming and systematic troubleshooting

  • Proficient at working with electrical and electronic systems, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems

  • Basic understanding of Ethernet Networks, IP Addresses, wiring and cable patching

  • Able to read and understand blueprints and schematics

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to work holidays, some weekends, and off-shifts as necessary

  • Technical Degree preferred or equivalent work experience

Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Blue Apron, Inc., Richmond , Controls Technician, Other , Richmond, California

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