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  • Posted: 21 Jul 2021
  • Manufacturing
  • Dallas
  • United States

About the job

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives.  Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. 
With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

Danone North America is looking for a CONTROLS TECHNICIAN - Nights in Dallas.

About you


  • Apprenticeship or experience and demonstrated abilities in related field. Associates in Electrical, Mechanical or related technical fields are preferred. A High School Diploma or equivalent at a minimum.
  • 10+ years in maintenance related Field
  • Achieve and maintain required certifications
  • Certification to operate lifts and other required equipment
  • Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Five years applied industrial controls experience using Allen Bradley control platforms (Studio5000, RSLogix 500, FTView ME & SE, etc.), Siemens S7, Wonderware SCADA systems, Motor Controls (VFD and Servo), and industrial networks including ControlNet, DeviceNet, ProfiBus, and EtherNet preferably in a food/beverage manufacturing environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • All Candidates are required to take the Danone Maintenance Entrance testing (cannot retake within 9 months). Must achieve composite score of 210 or better, with a minimum of 28 on the Electrical test and 36 on the PLC test in the Danone Maintenance Entrance Test
  • Expert knowledge of PLCs, VFDs, Servos, vision systems and plant automation systems.
  • Proficiency in MS office and Computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven decision-making ability and work well in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to work various hours and shifts
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, replace, and configure sensors and instrumentation such as photo-eyes, proximity switches, pressure, flow, level and temperature sensors.
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, configure, and replace non-similar motor control components such as starters, soft-starters, VFDs, and Servos.
  • Advanced understanding and ability to troubleshoot, configure, and replace non-similar controls hardware, such as input/output modules, human machine interfaces (HMIs), chart recorders, safety relays, and other industrial controls.
  • Working and practical knowledge of plant utility systems is highly desirable, (including boiler systems, ammonia refrigeration systems, compressed air systems, waste water treatment). Working knowledge of National, State, Local building codes, OSHA and standard industry safety rules/regulations.
  • Working knowledge of all automation standard practices as defined by the ISA
  • Advanced electrical knowledge and understanding of electrical safety (NFPA 70E).
  • Able to work on multiple voltages (DC/AC) up to 480V and use appropriate electrical meters and tools required for the task at hand.
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and interpret Allen-Bradley PLC programs to understand how the machine functions and be able to make recommendations and/or identify the root cause of any issues.
  • Ability to read and interpret Domestic and European P&ID drawings, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical schematics for use in system understanding and troubleshooting.
  • Effectively leverage CMMS (MVP) work order system use for PM and storeroom functionality
  • Can safely use hand tools, drills, grinders and shop equipment
  • Effectively assesses and uses proper tools for job. No adjustable pliers or channel locks used for nuts and bolts.
  • Any and all Internal Candidates must have BUL endorsement
  • Any and all Internal Candidates are required to have current resume
  • Various predictive maintenance equipment, shop equipment and electrical tools (meters, meggers, calibration tools), hand tools etc.
  • Office machinery including: computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.
  • Automation software (Rockwell, Wonderware, Ignition etc), Microsoft Office, CMMS etc.
  • Industrial power equipment (Forklift, scissor, boom lift, etc.)

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Test

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome