PLC Programmer

Job Location US-KY-Buckner
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is seeking an experienced PLC Programmer for a Direct Hire Position with an industry leader in consumer goods packaging manufacturing company in the Lexington, KY area!


The PLC Programmer performs electrical, controls, and mechanical repairs to plant machinery, equipment and facilities.  This person responds to plant control needs or electrical issues, performs PLC programming, maintains plant IT hardware, upgrades machine controls and safeties following NEC and State codes, etc.  All procedures and practices used are grounded in standards, regulations and laws addressing occupational safety (OSHA), building and electrical codes, and food safety and food quality (FDA) in addition to environmental safety (EPA) in accordance with Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).


  • Upgrade all machine controls to current PLC's or PAC's and machine safeties to CAT 3 Level. 
  • Monitors and installs electrical equipment per NEC code. 
  • Provides electrical safety training to maintenance personnel to include arc flash, qualified workers, LOTO 3 point verification, Provides technical training to Maintenance Department. 
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance to Maintenance Department. 
  • Manage changes to the electrical system to include P.M.s, single line diagrams, ARCflash surveys, panel ledgers, and switching equipment to 480v to eliminate the 208v service. 
  • Provides technical training to Maintenance Department such as Relay Logic, AC / DC motor troubleshooting, VFD & PLC programming and troubleshooting.   
  • Work with internal and external resources on plant projects. 
  • Work with corporate IT Department to maintain all plant IT hardware (MDF, IDFs, SAP terminals, IP phones, public address system, analog / digital phone lines, PA system, LEDS, Ethernet and fire system). 
  • Assist with Continuous Improvement to include:
    • Electrical Safety Improvements
    • Programs and Workstreams
    • Autonomous Maintenance Activities
  • Work with QA to establish equipment calibration procedures as well as calibrating process meters (temperature, pressure, level and flow).   
  • Coordinate annual thermal scans & circuit breaker testing. 
  • Prepare and maintain all specific documentation related to job activities.
  • Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA and EPA.
  • Effectively communicate with coworkers and outside contractors.
  • Be discreet in the use of company confidential information.





  • Experience with industrial PLC's, or electrical / electronic experience is a plus. 
  • Associates degree in Electronics or Electromechanical Technologies preferred but not required. 
  • At least 3+ years of strong electronic maintenance experience in an industrial setting highly coveted. 
  • Applicant must be willing to adhere to all safety, food safety and quality rules and procedures at all times. 
  • Must be able to work overtime and other shifts as assigned.




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