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HARIBO of America Controls Technician (Electrical) in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

HARIBO of America is excited about our brand-new manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Reporting to the Controls Automation Engineer, the Controls Technician is responsible for wiring, assembling, repairing, testing, and installing electrical components in their assigned area. This role must operate in a safe and efficient method to ensure minimal production downtime and maximum adherence to environmental and safety guidelines. This role involves the use of hand and power tools, blueprints, drawing and schematic reading, and knowledge of codes and regulations to perform assigned responsibilities. The Controls Technician will partner with support functions to identify and resolve unplanned downtime, events, quality, safety, cost, and other losses attributed to the area, using problem solving techniques and a continuous improvement mindset.


  • Working with Operators, monitors manufacturing equipment for proper operation, making adjustments and repairs to optimize machine performance, with a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Developing and using procedures and work instructions which will include diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications which will be used for predicting, troubleshooting, preventing, and repairing malfunctions.

  • Working with and troubleshooting AB PLC processors and input/output modules.

  • Diagnosing root cause of problems and/or failures and associated corrective actions required.

  • Completing repairs on a variety of production and facility equipment.

  • Performing routine and preventive maintenance for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing safe and productive performance of equipment, both in manufacturing and Facilities.

  • Performing electrical work to industry code, including but not limited to: basic transformer and motor wiring, installing and/or mounting electrical components on equipment, applying AC and DC wiring, terminating cables, troubleshooting electrical circuits, layout panels, drilling and taping holes and routing cables back to junction boxes or panels, etc.

  • Re-working, relocating, adding, or deleting items to components.

  • Performing basic mechanical functions as needed.

  • Following and complying with all safety work rules and regulations, including understanding, observing, and enforcing all safety rules and regulations, including but not limited to: lockout/tag out, arc flash, wearing proper PPE and safety equipment, such as safety glasses, hearing protection, leather work shoes/boot, cotton/FR clothing, etc.

  • Collaborating across departmental lines to promote design standardization and strong safety culture.

  • Assisting in developing departmental policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining records as needed, supplying relevant information to other departments as required.

  • Responsible for training and coaching others in the assigned areas.

  • Completing and maintaining all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.

  • Communicates pertinent information to next shift.

  • Ability to handle stress and to interact with others to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.


  • A minimum of education generally equivalent to a high school diploma, plus some specialized training.

  • Experience working with programmable logic controllers (PLC is a must have).

  • Understand of blueprints and mechanical mechanisms is a must have.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant manufacturing experience related to electrical knowledge is required.

  • Journeyman electrician certification preferred.

  • Must be flexible with work scheduling as well as overtime.

  • Knowledge of Siemens S7 highly desirable.

What can you expect?

You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.


Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for fixing and maintaining things? Does working in a brand new facility excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!

The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.

At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.

Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.

We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit Haribo.com.

We’d love to hear more about you.

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email careers-us@Haribo.com.

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