Maintenance PLC Programmer


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Located in Blaine, WA

Salary: $40.00/$1,600.00 per week

Express in Bellingham is currently recruiting for a Maintenance PLC Programmer for a Food Production company in Blaine.  In this role, a qualified candidate will have 3 years or more of PLC Programming experience, and 3 years or more of experience with Manufacturing Automation. This is a long-term, direct hire position!

Maintenance PLC Programmer
Location: Blaine, WA

Pay: Earn up to $40.00 per hour depending upon experience. The pay increases after the probationary period and is contingent upon work ethic and performance. 
Schedule: Sunday-Wednesday: 6:00am-6:00pm

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Designs engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
-Researches, selects, or applies the following: sensors, vision systems, communication technologies, control devices for motion control, position sensing, and pressure sensing.
-Identifies and selects materials appropriate for mechatronic system designs.
-Upgrades the design of existing devices by adding mechatronic elements.
-Analyzes existing development or manufacturing procedures and suggests improvements.
-Develops schematic diagrams, panel layout drawings, and plant layout drawings using Autodesk and AutoCAD Electrical.
-Creates and modifies programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), and motor control devices.
-Use and maintain electrical-related software programs.
-Inspects components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation including review of blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications.
-Coordinates projects by controlling the schedules, budgets, interfacing with customers, and overall project management.
-Maintains technical project files.
-Tests design solutions and publishes test results.
-Troubleshoots equipment problems.
-Tests faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions using test equipment or software and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic equipment and systems.
-Other duties as assigned.

How to be successful:
-Bachelor's degree

-3+ years of experience in PLC programming and control system automation, preferably in Allen Bradley
-3+ years of experience with Manufacturing Automation
-Experience with AutoCAD
-Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
-Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone, in person, and written correspondence
-Flexibility and capacity to manage many responsibilities simultaneously
-Ability to prioritize workflow, and complete multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately
-Detail-oriented and highly organized with proven follow-up capabilities
-Certified electrician preferred
-Works well within a team or group setting

Benefits, Perks, and more:
-Medical (Vision Inclusive) & Dental

-Relocation expenses
-Company-paid Life Insurance, AD&D, and Long- & Short-Term Disability
-10 Paid Holidays (and Holiday Premium Rate if working)
-401(k) with a company match
-Paid Vacation and Sick time
-Wellness Programs & Incentives
-"Green My Ride" Carpool & Vehicle Incentives
-Onsite store for employees only at which employees can purchase the company’s products
-$80 a month for "perfect attendance" for internal employees (conditions apply)

Interested? Apply today. We are open Monday - Friday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM.

For confidential consideration, we offer several ways to apply:
-Call our office at 360-734-2457 for an immediate phone interview.

-Complete an online application on our website
-Email Jen at:

Ask about our referral bonus program:
We are looking for employee referrals. Keep Express in mind for anyone who is looking for work! We are offering $100.00 per successful referral that you send! 

About Express Employment Professionals:
Express is known for being able to help find the type of job that is a perfect fit for employment goals, needs, and abilities, and we never charge a fee for our services and support. This is a FREE service for all job seekers! Express has a wide range of jobs that meet employment goals including Administrative, Commercial and Professional positions. In 2020 we put over 4200 people to work in Whatcom County.

Benefits Available to Eligible Express Associates:
*Medical Plan
*Dental Plan
*Holiday Pay (6 Days Observed)
*401(K) Retirement Savings Plan
*Vision/Eyewear Plan
*Life Insurance
*Scholarship Program
*Short-Term Disability
*Referral Bonuses

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4152 Meridian Street
Suite 201
Bellingham, WA 98226
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