Automation Engineer 

About the Organization If you want a career with limitless opportunities in a fast-paced environment, outstanding co-workers, and a chance to make a difference, then look no further. A position with Chobani will provide just that!

Chobani is an authentically strained yogurt that's rich in protein and ultra creamy. In fact, it's so good, it's quickly become America's #1 yogurt and has now made its way to markets in several other countries.

But Chobani is much more than a company and a career with us is much more than a job. It's like a family. Members of 'Team CHO' are in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing business with an exciting future. As key team players in company success, employees have an opportunity to impact profitability, which can also impact total compensation, including the benefit plans offered.

We're growing quickly and looking to find individuals excited to be a part of the journey. Join us!



Automation Engineers! Join the Largest Yogurt Manufacturing Plant in the U.S. - and probably the world! A BRAND NEW, $300+ Million Dollar state-of-the-art facility in Twin Falls, Idaho!!

Are you seeking a career with a manufacturing company who consciously chooses to do things differently? We got our start making yogurt, but trust us! We are more than just that! We're a team of passionate people and we are looking for an Automation Engineer who will join the Chobani family in Twin Falls, ID.

In this exciting role you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of a world class controls Ethernet network. This position requires a motivated, customer focused individual with a wide array of programming and controls engineering skills. The individual also must be a highly effective trouble-shooter as they will be the highest level of in-house support. Further, this position will require people who are highly successful at working as part of a team. It will be necessary for them to partner with internal and external resources to be successful.

Make an Impact – Automation Engineer Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and administer the plant controls Ethernet network.
  • Engineer and implement in-house, or work with a third party to produce reliable automation solutions in order to meet the needs of the business. Activities include but are not limited to Electrical panel design, Device selection, Flow Charts, Project Schedules, Scope of work, Cost estimates.
  • Provide maintenance break/fix support for automation related issues.
  • Serve as automation and controls subject matter expert on local project teams.
  • Serve as a high level technical support resource for complex automation and electrical issues.
  • Produce energy and production reports using Wonderware historian, ICIS energy management, and ICIS Plant Performance, etc.
  • Administer and maintain all associated plant databases.
  • Maintain all Automation related programs and documentation including PLC programs, HMI programs, electrical ladder diagrams, P&IDs, pin charts, sequence of operations, etc.
  • Maintain all automation programming software for the facility such as Rockwell Software, Wonderware, ICIS, Network Management, etc.
  • Work with AEI Manager to produce best practices for the Twin Falls location and for the rest of Chobani.
  • Assist with other plant or department members in developing and championing programs and projects as required
  • Work with IT to build a bridge from plant floor data to the ERP system.
  • Continually seek out best practices and share with the organization.
  • Share of general knowledge within facility and organizational peer groups.

Position Requirements


Be Successful –Automation Engineer Education & Requirements:

  • 5+ yrs. working as automation engineer.
  • Electrical Engineering degree and/or 10+ years of experience preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of PLC system design/programming specifically focused on Allen Bradley PAC and PLC.
  • Advanced knowledge of HMI systems focused on Rockwell Factory Talk View ME/SE and Wonderware Intouch.
  • Advanced knowledge of industrial historians focused primarily on Wonderware Historian.
  • Ability to create and present reports using Wonderware historian, ICIS energy management, and ICIS Plant Performance.
  • Advanced knowledge of Ethernet networks with a strong emphasis on Hirschman hardware and software such as Industrial HiVision.
  • Advanced electrical control design capabilities.
  • Broad knowledge of automation and electrical devices and equipment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of personal computers and windows operating systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of working with virtual machines.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MSSQL and Microsoft Access.
  • Ability to connect to and interact with OPC interfaces.
  • Ability to produce electrical diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams, using Autocad and Microsoft Visio.
  • Ability to effectively cooperate with personnel of different backgrounds and skill level
  • Ability to train and transfer knowledge to others
  • Strong ability to create and maintain relevant documentation.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks given time constraints and ensure tasks are executed completely

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • NEC/NFPA 70E
  • Rslogix500
  • Rslogix5000
  • FactoytalkView ME/SE
  • Wonderware Intouch
  • Wonderware Historian
  • ICIS Energy Management
  • ICIS Plant Performance
  • VB.net/VBA
  • OPC
  • MSSQL, Microsoft Access
  • Autocad
  • ASi communication protocol
  • Industrial HiVision

Passion…Vision…America’s #1 Greek Yogurt.  That’s Chobani!  We changed the way people think about and eat yogurt.  Let us change the way you think about work.  Join our team today!

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally.


Additional Information Per Eric; candidate cleared bg and all set to start 4/1/13. Did not give name of candidate  

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