DuPont PLC Programmer/Automation Coordinator ($3,500 Sign-On Bonus!) in New Madrid, Missouri

PLC Programmer/Automation Coordinator ($3,500 Sign-On Bonus!) (Job Number: 191638W-01)


Are you looking for a more rewarding career path and want to be valued as more than just a number? New Madrid is a smaller plant-site with a close-knit work team that will become your second family. We are a safe, clean facility and we care about you and will ensure you go home to your family the same way you came in every day. Enjoy the benefits of a Fortune 500 Company, while also having the bonus a strong community feel at our New Madrid site.

DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a PLC Programmer/Automation Coordinator to join our company at our New Madrid, MO production facility. DuPont Pioneer offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

As the PLC Programmer/Automation Coordinator, you will work with the Location Maintenance Team to maintain the local Process control network, programming standards, and propose new equipment for the location. You will be challenged with duties and responsibilities that will evolve throughout the year. Come grow your career with Pioneer, where you'll have opportunities to nurture your passion and use your talents to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.

During peak season (approximately September through May) the New Madrid facility maintenance team rotates across a 24/7 schedule. During summer months, the site staggers back down to only one or two shifts. Hours and shift work requirements are based on customer demand and always subject to change when needed. This role may require overtime, weekend, and holiday weekend as needed to support operations. Some home-based computer work may also be required after hours to keep production running.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain integrity of the PLC automation servers and PLC processors at location

  • Troubleshoot and modify ladder logic programs on Allen Bradley processors using RSLogix 500 and 5000 software

  • Understand the strategy for the Process Control Network and is accountable for the implementation of the strategy at the local level

  • Lead and foster the safety culture with team members, and drive maintenance and reliability of the Process Control Network.

  • Develop a strategy for PLC automation support for the location which includes training of operators

  • Assist in the development, installation, inspection and maintenance of new or enhanced mechanical and/or electrical equipment

  • Preventative maintenance and repairs conducted on field or facility equipment/machinery or vehicles

  • Estimate labor and equipment costs, maintain appropriate maintenance, inventory and repair logs

  • May lead others in maintenance or oversee certain programs, processes or projects


The following are required:

  • Two-year technical / vocational degree in Industrial Technology with PLC automation or three years of related PLC Automation experience or equivalent work experience

  • Previous HMI graphical interface programming experience

  • Previous experience programming PLC ladder logic

  • Previous electrical experience voltages ranging from 24v to 480v 3 phase

  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse)

  • Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods

  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting

  • Willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work and to be on call for operations

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Problem solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and teamwork skills

  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office

  • Understanding/experience with Allen Bradley products

  • Willing to complete additional training if necessary

The following are preferred:

  • Previous HMI programming experience primarily with Allen Bradley Factory Talk Studio

  • Previous experience programming ladder logic with Allen Bradley RSLogix 500 and 5000

  • Knowledge of electrical panels and electrical troubleshooting

  • Advanced degree in related field

  • Ability to read blue prints

  • Ability to obtain professional certifications

  • Training/coaching skills

  • Project management skills

Primary Location: NA-United States-Missouri-New Madrid

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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