Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician

Position Title: Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician

Status: Full-Time

Department: Services


  • The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician performs equipment repair, maintenance and troubleshooting services in-house, at suppliers and/or customer locations.
  • This position must maintain and promote good relationships between Baker Perkins and the customer.


  • Review of electrical, mechanical and controls assembly, along with prints and manual and determine intended function
  • Demonstrate and test the functionality of a new machine to a customer at customer facility
  • Provide feedback to engineering on new machines, controls, systems, or improvements to existing equipment
  • Writing / modifying / installing PLC code and graphics software
  • Supporting design, panel build, machine wiring for assigned projects
  • Installing and commissioning baking equipment
  • Training customers on operation of equipment
  • Assisting customer with machine repairs: diagnose problems, replace/repair defective parts, test and adjust equipment as necessary
  • Support Aftermarket with design of kits to up-grade existing equipment range
  • Solutions to improve customer’s operations and support of spare parts business
  • Maintaining technical electronic records and documentation for assigned projects
  • Complying with safety regulations (BP, customer and federal) and completing oven safety inspections on customer equipment
  • Position requires 70%-90% travel


  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with customers and internal team members on a technical and commercial level
  • Understanding of cookie, cracker, and confectionary equipment operations
  • Ability to troubleshoot, navigate, write and program AB PLCs (Siemens experience preferred as well)
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, controls and mechanical equipment problems
  • Knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Office, AutoDesk products, etc.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years of Technical School,
  • PLC training and experience required, and an electrical background


Interested candidates should apply by submitting resume via email to Lori Kerlin, Human Resources Manager at

Baker Perkins is an Equal Opportunities Employer