Career Opportunities

PLC Programmer

Fabrication Shop - Shelton
Shelton, WA
Close:  01/08/2019
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

And, what does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing third-generation family-owned forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.
  
With over 5,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone!  We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at http://www.spi-ind.com/Home/AboutUs/.

Currently, we are seeking a qualified PLC Programmer at our Fabrication Shop based in Shelton, WA. 

About the Position
Programming and tuning of multiple axis of motion control.
Programming and debugging of PLC’s and HMI’s.
Design control systems used in high performance machines.
Plan and coordinate new equipment installations.
Supervise installation and optimization of machinery.
Identify and implement process improvements.
Administer modifications of existing PLC programs in conjunction with mill personnel.
Efficiently manage multiple projects and processes across a large scope of work, simultaneously gauging task priority.
Train personnel in maintenance and operation of equipment.
Provide phone support for division technicians for troubleshooting. 
Some overnight travel to divisions within California and Washington.

Qualifications 
Strong working knowledge of motion controllers, PLCs, servo systems, and HMIs. 
Experience with servo and hydraulic motion control and tuning preferred.
4 years of experience with Allen Bradley Control Logix and Kinetix systems preferred or educational equivalent.
Machine vision experience and AutoCAD proficiency is a plus.
Ability to manage time and priorities under demanding circumstances.
Excellent communication, listening, and reasoning skills.
Strong math skills.

Why Join Our Team? 
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.

In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships. 

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please apply in person at:

Sierra Pacific Industries
421 S Front St
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-8200
Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm


Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively utilizes nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.


Hear from our valued SPI family, in their own words and through their own stories, what it's like to build a career at Sierra Pacific Industries.