Plant Programmer – Now Hiring

Smyrna TN Stratas Foods

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to manage, maintain, and create all plant programmable control systems, assist in the analysis of current programs, and manage all plant computer systems.


  1. Troubleshoot all current PLC and computer related processes.
  2. Project management, purchasing, and supervision of contractors for all projects to assure completion on a timely basis within budget.
  3. Create all new programs, process controls, and computer related systems.
  4. Assist the maintenance department in preventative maintenance duties.
  5. Assist the engineering department in the development of new processes.
  6. Assist the engineering department in cost reduction projects involving automation.
  7. Follow, monitor, and ensure compliance with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations, and policies.
  8. Provide the necessary safety training to contractors.
  9. Manage and maintain current computer network system
  10. Adhere to and enforce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HACCP requirements.
  11. Work with Corporate IT on any upgrades or system modifications
  12. Order and specify all hardware and software for all plant systems
  13. Manage plant security relative to computer systems (email, systems access, passwords, etc.)
  14. Assist the in trouble shooting or project implementation.
  15. Perform duties as assigned by the Plant management team or direct supervisor.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in engineering or equivalent experience

Related Experience: 3-5 years of experience is preferred.

Equipment/Software Skills:

PLC Controls

RS Logix


Microsoft Office

Additional Information

Physical: This position will require employees to walk up stairs and be able to be in the field standing for long periods of time (2 to 4 hours at a time).



Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision-The Employer will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Employer's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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