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Cacique Foods® LLC


PLC Engineer


Amarillo, TX
ID: 831-357

Cacique® is the #1 brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos and salsas in the United States. With a leadership position among the Hispanic population nationwide and over 13 years of consecutive revenue growth, Cacique is poised for continued growth and expansion. 

Cacique was founded in 1973 upon the four core values of Family, Quality, Integrity, and Authenticity, and these values continue to provide the foundation for our success and how we work. We look to hire future teammates who embody these values, and who are innovative, resourceful, determined, and catalysts of change. As a dedicated, family-owned company, Cacique offers a rewarding environment in which to thrive and grow your career.



We are currently looking to add a PLC Engineer to our Engineering Department. This position will be responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving DCS, PLC’s, HMI’s, and process controllers. The programmer must be able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design. The role requires the ability to troubleshoot equipment and resolve issues efficiently. This role also requires some travel to customer sites for onsite commissioning of the equipment.


The PLC Engineer must have thorough knowledge of electrical design and engineering techniques. The candidate will devise new approaches to problems, modify drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering standards.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning and conducting independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, * selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, products, procedures and criteria.
  • Devise new approaches to problems, and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals, charts and graphs.
  • Plan and conduct cost estimates.
  • Specify control components.
  • Ensure proper interdisciplinary coordination and effective communication on projects.
  • Analyze reports, drawings, tests, and other data to plan and design work.
  • Evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing, applying knowledge of electricity, programming, and materials.
  • Research, develop, design, and test a wide range of machinery, both as standard products and with custom features, according to requirements of individual customers.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Complete special projects upon requests and other duties may be assigned.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow all required work safety practices, including but not limited to: Lock Out Tag Out requirements, wearing all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling and fall restraints.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • All Cacique employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality / Food Safety Management Systems, Work Safety Programs, and all company policies and procedures.



Required Skills

  • PLC Programming
  • Development of DCS program for automated processes.
  • Development of PLC programs for automated equipment.
  • Development of HMI programs for automated equipment.
  • Have strong computer skills including: Wonderware, Honeywell DCS, Modicon Software, Rockwell Software, AutoCAD, MS Word, Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Outlook (Experience with Solid Works is preferable).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking, committed team player, with strong leadership and performance management skills capable of stepping up to assure that projects are completed.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Systems Technology, Automation Technology, or Electrical Controls Engineering; or the equivalent in work experience.
  • Experience in the Industrial/Manufacturing industries
  •  3-4 years of work experience in Engineering, Programming, or related fields (5+ years machine building, automation, integration, or other automation intensive industry sector is preferred).
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical design and engineering techniques.
  • Possess the ability to multi-task and bring multiple projects to completion on time and on budget.

At Cacique, eligible teammates receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short-term disability.  As well as vacation, sick, holiday pay, birthday day off, 401k with company match, and more!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.


This position is located at 8501 S Georgia St., Amarillo, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.