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Process Control & Automation Technician

Job Name

Process Control & Automation Technician


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Maintenance Supervisor 

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Daniella Argueta

About the role

What does a process control and automation technician do?

Directs, organizes and coordinates programming activities.  Provides management, subcontractors, and customers with scope of work and validates results of the integration to existing systems in place. Provides solutions and leads continuous improvements with up-to-date technology that ensures effective and economical support concern for manufacturing or servicing of products, systems, or equipment by performing different duties. Promotes and supports continuous improvements, quality of the process and safety in the workplace.

About you

You have great maintenance skills and are an excellent team-player. You are also detail-oriented and have the ability to work on multiple projects at a time. 

Are you ready to embark on your next move?
  • Do you dare to be different?
  • Are you willing to question, challenge and innovate in pursuit of excellence? 
  • Can you work collaboratively and inspire others?
  • Are you ready to make your mark?
Don Facundo Bacardí revolutionized the world of rums. As the cocktail industry continues to flourish every day, we strive to follow his legacy and delight the most demanding in the industry - our consumers! That’s where you come in!


With our consumer at heart, your key responsibilities will be to:
  • Review and operate change over and maintain coding machines (videojets, laser printers), vision inspection systems and other plant equipment
  • Install control devices such as switches, relays, and motor starters
  • Test and measure electrical components and circuits using the following instruments:  AC/DC multimeter, loop calibrator and oscilloscope
  • Wire and troubleshoot motor control circuits, AC/DC motors, transformers, and facility lighting fixtures on single and three phase circuits
  • Troubleshoot wiring problems, detect/correct hazardous equipment conditions following NEC standards (including Class I, Div I)
  • Must be able to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial control networks
  • Demonstrate ability to assess and correct control, communication issues with automated production equipment and complex processes in a timely and efficient manner to ensure production uptime
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and improve line regulations
  • Ensure that all current data and program files relevant to the electrical department are backed up on to the Network drive
  • Ensure that all PLC, HMI and communication software is up to date with the latest revision.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, document and lead new projects; working independently or in teams, and ensure communication between all departments and vendors
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to read, troubleshoot and update electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic blueprints
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical safety (NFPA 70E), ability to comply with all company safety requirements and standards (i.e.:  ISO-9000, FDA, GMP, and HACCP)
  • Must be able to work any shift and/or overtime as required
  • Ensure the revision and updating of “Maintenance Technical Documentation” occurs as necessary
  • Develop and update annual maintenance plan
  • Responsible for completion of PMs and CMs for the line
  • All maintenance personal need to clock in/ clock out to register maintenance activities in the bottling area. Also, they need to make sure The EiT system (OEE Software) has the correct reason code to justify the machine downtime
  • All maintenance activities need to be registered in the Bacardi CMMS System (SAP). All maintenance personal need to confirm labour hours and activities in the CMMS System
Shift rotation with potential call-in, off-shift, weekend support as the business requires.  This is a full time role.

Skills and Experience

The skills and experience needed to create your legacy:
  • Maintenance Skills
  • Good understanding of mechanical processes, both hands on and theory
  • Overall strong technical skills. Valid Duval County Electrical Journeyman’s License is preferred
  • Knowledgeable of all electrical aspects of all production machinery and capable of maintaining, repairing, or replacing
  • Ability to make maintenance repair and replacement decision in a timely manner to avoid excessive production down time
  • Wire and troubleshoot motor control circuits, AC/DC motors, transformers, and facility lighting fixtures on single and three phase circuits
  • Troubleshoot wiring problems, detect /correct hazardous equipment conditions following NEC standards (including Class I, Div I)
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge and use experience installing and troubleshooting analog process control loops and associated instruments
  • Must be able to diagnose, repair or replace faulty industrial electronic components
  • Demonstrate a strong proven working knowledge and ability to design, install, program, maintain and troubleshoot the following (or equivalent) hardware and software:
    • Allen Bradley/SLC family using RSlogix 500 software
    • Allen Bradley/PLC 5 family using RSlogix 5 software
    • Allen Bradley/Control Logix family using RSlogix 5000 software
    • Allen Bradley/HMI Panelview family using Panelbuilder 32 software
    • Allen Bradley/HMI Panelview plus family using Rsview ME software
  • Must possess documented work experience involving commercial, industrial, heavy industrial and technical control experience. Must possess and apply strong communication, documentation, and organizational skills
  • Proficient in personal computing, Microsoft Office
Personal Qualities
  • Good organizational, communication, and training skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail oriented
Minimum Education:
  • High school or equivalent vocational/specialized training to include advanced SLC programming, ControlLogix programming and PanelView plus programming.
Minimum Experience:
  • More than 3 years of industrial electrical work and manufacturing environment experience.
  • More than 3 years of experience in Automation, Process Control repairs and improvements. Electromechanical repairs in a Bottling or packaging high speed equipment as well as some experience in Processing Equipment.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.