Automation Technician

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Job Title: Automation Technician
Location: Centralia, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.


Automation Technician 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Automation Technician, are to: 


  • Maintain the Process Control Network (PCN) and related equipment;
  • Work closely with site staff with automation to maintain, repair, replace or retrofit automation equipment as needed;
  • Work with each of the LEAN pillar teams to develop, implement and sustain LEAN manufacturing initiatives at the site with a continuous improvement mind set;
  • Communicate, network and partner with stakeholders on and off site to help meet goals;
  • Be accountable directly to site leadership for the successful execution of capital projects;
  • Establish and maintain Data collection as needed within the PCN;
  • Work with multiple production teams on site and across crop and site networks to implement OEE initiatives, reduce waste and maintain existing processes.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least three years of applicable experience;
  • Technical Training in Electrical, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC);
  • Technicians participate in the Technician Progression, this program will guide you to the expected behaviors for your position and a path for growth and development;
  • Continuing technical training will be supported and expected to continue through-out your employment.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of PLC programing, electrical troubleshooting, critical problem solving.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols.  
Location: Centralia     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 429621     
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Job Post Date: 08/19/21
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