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I&E Automation Technician - Princeton, NJ

Participates as a key member of the Maintenance Department to help facilitate an efficiently running department.  This position will play an important role in maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation of all automation, PLC, pneumatic, electronic and electrical plant equipment and facilities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Safely monitor, repair, maintain and troubleshoot all field instrumentation, electrical equipment and control systems including plant safety systems and plant power systems
  • Install, loop check, maintain and troubleshoot process control systems comprised of transmitters, controllers, and control valves.
  • Calibrate, monitor, repair, maintain and document all field instruments such as transmitters, controllers, valves, PLCs, HMIs, plant safety systems, plant power systems, pH and conductivity meters.
  • Monitor Instrumentation and electrical maintenance requirements and ensure all work orders are completed and closed out properly in the CMMS system.
  • Coordinate and direct outside contractors and vendors as required.
  • Review instrumentation, ,PLCs, HMIs, and control diagrams prepared by E&I designer/drafter for as-built accuracy and completeness.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Requires two years technical school training in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years maintenance experience, preferably in a chemical or food/beverage manufacturing environment with technical/troubleshooting experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to be on your feet upwards of 75-85% of a shift
  • Ability to climb ladders and flights of stairs up to heights of 2nd to 3rd floor.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

We value:

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, Belonging
  • Work Ethics, Reliability, Punctuality (attendance)
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset, Leadership, Courage to be Innovative
  • Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Adaptability
  • Safety & Quality Conscious, Integrity

We offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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