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Electrical & Automation Specialist

Job Location: ​Bloomington​
About Ferrero


Ferrero is anything but ordinary!

Ferrero is a global company that is privately owned by the Ferrero family.  The company has grown from the small Italian confectionary shop in Alba, Italy to become the third largest confectionary manufacturer in the world, producing famous market-leading brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, and Kinder Joy®.

With new innovations and exciting expansions plans in place, there has never been a better time to join the Ferrero Group and be extraordinary with us!

About the Role:


This person is responsible for all aspects related to the shift maintenance of Electricity and Automation according to corporate and local strategies, standards, specifications and local codes and regulations. This will include but not limited to the following:

  • Maintain optimum electrical and process control equipment facilities to meet the established objectives of the business
  • Ensure reliability of electrical, process control and MES hardware and software operation
  • Maintain electrical/process control hardware & software to maintain plant at high level of efficiency, safety, quality, etc.
  • Maintain liaisons with other departments, disciplines and facilities to provide necessary support and maintenance for optimal factory operations
  • Provide technical direction, training and capability building of Electrical and Control Technicians
  • Comply with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable standards
Main Responsibilities:


The Factory E&A Specialist maintains the existing electrical infrastructure and automation applications. This means mastering the solution in place to be able to:

  • Provide automation, MES and factory support on assigned shift, including development of E&C Technicians’ capabilities
  • Ensure alignment of the process with the final customers in production
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on power distribution, automation and MES
  • Record all electrical power distribution and automation modifications and update the appropriate drawings as per factory specifications
  • Ensure process instruments are properly calibrated and functional
  • Perform troubleshooting in case of problems and ensure the PLC, HMI and MES applications are properly maintained
  • Maintain industrial applications and hardware in the automation layer
  • Strictly adhere to PLC and HMI change management policy/procedures
  • Maintain the reliability and the performance of the FAS IT infrastructure and peer to peer networks
  • Closely coordinate with other functions, such as quality, safety, operations and production, with special emphasis on QMS, HAACP and calibration
  • In line with NCE, actively participate in DOR/WOR/MOR, GSTD and DMAIC activities
  • Develop themselves as an expert in their area of responsibility for a long-term support of the operation
Who we are looking for:


Requirements and Minimal Education:

  • Associate’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent, preferably Electrical and/or Automation Engineering/Technology
  • 2-3 years experience
  • In-depth knowledge of electricity including low voltage and medium voltage installations
  • Good knowledge of electrical safety
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and process control systems
  • In-depth knowledge of HMIs and PLCs


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in the field of electricity and/or automation in a manufacturing facility
  • Good knowledge of local electrical code and standards
  • Knowledge on MES (manufacturing execution systems)
  • Knowledge on manufacturing IT, industrial networks and applications
  • Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety, hygienic engineering and Quality Systems
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:


Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 


Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.