Controls Electrician

Our Nestl Purina factory in Dunkirk is strategically located along Lake Erie s Historic Chadwick Bay Harbor, which is situated 50 miles southwest of Buffalo, New York. With miles of Great Lakes waterfront and beaches, ski resorts, vineyards and boutique wineries, our associates are proud to call Dunkirk a hidden gem. Since its opening in 1971, various expansions to the processing and warehousing towers have taken place to accommodate increasing production of great brands like Pro Plan , Beggin , T-Bonz , and Busy. In 2016, the facility accomplished Zero Waste to Landfill status meaning all discarded materials are directed to destinations that specialize in recovering the ecological and/or economic value of the material. As a part of Nestl sustainability efforts, we ve also decreased our water usage by 20% since 2012 and power our production using 65% renewable energy, a number that continues to increase.
At Nestl Purina PetCare, we re a safety first culture, driven by a zero accident, zero defect, zero waste mentality. The Controls Electrician is responsible for using their educational training and experience to assist the maintenance and controls team with upgrading existing plant equipment and controls systems. In this role, you will be responsible for the successful implementation of projects and utilizing resources to provide process improvements and innovations to maintain and enhance product quality.

  • Utilize educational training and experience to assist with plant maintenance and controls troubleshooting and repair of existing systems.
  • Evaluates existing controls designs, recommends and implements solutions and improvements, as needed.
  • Responsible for the support and maintenance of programmable logic controllers, personal computers, machine interface devices and support of electrical infrastructure.
  • Assists maintenance and controls team with the upgrade of existing control systems, programmable logic controllers and other technically advance systems and devices, as assigned.
  • Must be willing to work an off-shift.


  • High School Diploma or GED AND 1+ years of electrical, electronic or programming experience.


  • Associates of Applied Science in a technical discipline AND 6+ months of electrical, electronic or programming experience.

To our veterans and separated service members you re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills you ve gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you ll consider sharing in our mission you ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.

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