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Plant Manufacturing Information Technologist (MIT)

Company Name: Tamarack Farms Dairy
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
 
Position Summary:

Provide assistance, knowledge and technical support to management and end-users. Work with plant and corporate teams to determine mutual Information Technology (IT) objectives. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

Follow industry and discipline developments relevant to plant operations
Serve as a liaison between the plant, technical services and corporate information systems/services
Develop an annual budget for plant capital and expense requirements
Coordinate installation, maintenance and enhancement of personal computers, thin-clients, servers, and Local Area Network/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN)
Document new programs and updates according to Enterprise Computing Standards (ECS) and Standard Network Application Policies and Procedures (SNAPP)
Test and document disaster recovery for all plant computer platforms
Develop written procedures to ensure associates adhere to enterprise security and Information Technology policies
Generate creative design solutions and translate concepts/information into images
Provide support for servers, networks, industrial thin client devices, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications
Maintain software licenses (e.g., Rockwell, Wonderware) and provide Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) database backups via Asset Centre
Provide technical guidance to improve current plant floor applications
Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Food Safety Systems
Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science or an associate’s degree with 4 years of technical experience
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) with emphasis in Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and Microsoft SQL 2008 database management or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certifications in Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Ability to complete Asset Centre training and pass an audit of Programmable Logic Controller/Human-Machine Interface (PLC/HMI) databases
Ability to complete Rockwell training and certification to support Ethernet/Internet Provider (IP) networks, PLC/HMI communications, software/ firmware version control, software/firmware upgrades and license management
Ability to synthesize complex information, identify data relationships/dependencies and design workflows/procedures
Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
Desired Previous Job Experience:

Career Training Program (CTP) graduate in Manufacturing Information Technology
Information technology networking experience in a Windows environment
Experience with Wonderware SCADA systems
Experience in a manufacturing environment
 
Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: Midwest

 
Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership

About the company

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.

Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit Kroger.com.

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