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Controls Technician

Fulfillment Operations
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At Blue Apron, our mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just getting started to the experienced chef.  Each week we send hundreds of thousands of customers all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home.  We introduce our members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare.   We make fresher, healthier food available at better prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back to the farm. 




We’re looking for a Controls Technician for operational programming improvements and optimization at our fulfillment center in Linden, NJ. This role will also support maintenance leadership for planned projects, activities and repairs. This person will be involved with strategic decisions on facilities, construction, and expansion-related activities and should have experience in this realm.



  • Position is responsible for designing, programming, repairing and maintaining programmable logic controller (PLC) systems
  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance on all plant equipment and Instrumentation, as well as modify and maintain plant control systems
  • Maintain all Facility Assets, including the FC's Process Control Instrumentation and PLC/HMI networks
  • Work with different departments (Operations, IT etc.) for recipe management and more efficient production runs
  • Support repairs and installations for other production/manufacturing equipment
  • Other duties assigned



  • Recent experience with PLC's is required, PLC5, SLC500, Compact/Control-Logix (RSLogix5, 500, and 5000)
  • 2+ years’ experience troubleshooting, repairing and setting parameters on Allen Bradley/Siemens Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s)
  • Must have working knowledge of Ladder Logic programming and systematic troubleshooting
  • Proficient at working with electrical and electronic systems, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Basic understanding of Ethernet Networks, IP Addresses, wiring and cable patching
  • Able to read and understand blueprints and schematics
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work holidays, some weekends, and off-shifts as necessary
  • Technical Degree preferred or equivalent work experience


Blue Apron provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Blue Apron complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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