Basic American Foods
  • Idaho Campus
  • Blackfoot, ID, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Other benefits include: · Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan · Healthcare FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education

Do you have an interest in making a difference in a privately held company that is committed to innovation, leadership development, and technical excellence?  If you are an analytical, strategic and innovative individual with great project management skills, then Basic American foods has a great opportunity for you.

Basic American Foods, family owned and operated since 1933, is a market leader and innovator in shelf stable food products within consumer foods and the foodservice industry. Our strong employee-focused culture facilitates collaborative working environments while providing opportunities for advancement and professional development.


The position requires an experienced professional with knowledge regarding concepts, theories, practices, procedures and processes with an emphasis in project management. The incumbent is a recognized expert in regard to designing control software and hardware on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), HMI's, and Personal Computers (PCs), and other computer controlled process control devices. 


  1. Manage project resources, including people, time and budgets to successfully achieve project goals. Effectively communicate project statuses to the Technology Leadership Team and throughout the rest of the organization as appropriate.
  2. Accountable for the automation and controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up.
  3. Oversee panel design and layout, bill of materials, and wiring schematic capabilities.
  4. Oversee the maintenance of programs for PLCs and PCs coordinating with Process Engineers, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Information Technology staff, as well as Production and Maintenance personnel.
  5. Oversee the effective systems documentation by following guidelines, reviewing documentation, and recommending improvements.
  6. Thorough understanding of BAF's electrical, mechanical, and production processes.


  • Bachelor's Degree with two years' experience or minimum of 10 to 12 years related experience.


  • Should have knowledge of, GE Fanuc Proficy Historian Database software; Wonderware, RSLogixs 5/500/5000 software, Siemens S7/APT and Microsoft Office products.


  • Manufacturing Plant Environment
  • Must lift/move up to 50 lbs.


  • Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies. Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.  All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.   All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality, or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.


All salaried employees receive ten paid holidays, a personal paid holiday, and immediately begin accruing vacation at the rate of three weeks per year in addition to our generous sick leave policy. We provide an on-site medical center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered dependents.  
Beyond our commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals.  We offer meaningful career and employee development opportunities for managerial and technical or professional individuals in our cross functional teams through individual leadership and professional development plans.
This position is located just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small-town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our backyard, is the world's most famous park - Yellowstone.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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