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Systems Analyst

Location: Seattle, WA - Corporate

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Darigold is the fifth largest dairy cooperative in the United States based on milk volume, and one of the largest privately held organizations headquartered in the state of Washington. Since 1918, our producers have taken pride in producing dairy products with unsurpassed quality. Today we are one of the nation's largest agricultural cooperatives, producing over 8.5 billion pounds of milk every year. Through innovative technology and our efficient, flexible production capabilities, we deliver value-added products and customer-driven solutions. Darigold is now known throughout the world for bringing fresh, wholesome dairy products and ingredients from the Northwest to people all around the globe. 

Our Information Technology Center, located in Seattle, WA, utilizes cutting edge technology from Oracle, SAP and Microsoft providing highly customized and high availability systems servicing our customers globally.   

Darigold is seeking an experienced Systems Analyst - Manufacturing to be a part of Darigold’s Information Technology team.  The Systems Analyst must possess the desire and ability to facilitate the continuous improvement of Darigold operations. The Systems Analyst’s role is to create technical solutions to further the strategic objectives of Darigold.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Coordinates and completes projects as project manager or team member.
  • Oversees all aspects of technical projects including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring/summarizing progress, and preparing status reports.
  • Prepares status reports for upper management.
  • Acts as technical resource to the plants and engineering group.  Understands both Programmable Controllers (PLC) and windows based Personal Computers (PC).
  • Manages and oversees the estimation of projects and costs.  Ensures bids are accurate and estimates quantities of materials required for project completion.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support the manufacturing group.
  • Consults with users to identify current operating procedures and clarify program objectives.  Gathers requirements from users’ specifications and develops code.  Designs and writes manuals for users to describe installation and operating procedures.
  • Understands manufacturing processes in industrial plants, electrical control systems, equipment and machinery.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming Language skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to develop and maintain client relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to prioritize and work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead medium to large enterprise level projects. Formal project management training and certification preferred.

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in systems integration, project and varied plant experience.
  • 3+ years of experience developing SQL Server Reporting Services Reports.
  • Project experience performing tasks on small to large scale projects.
  • Experience in manufacturing and plant automation (PLC, HMI/SCADA).



We offer our employees a team oriented work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefit package including an educational assistance program and a top-notch 401k savings plan.

Darigold is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Darigold participates in E-Verify. Detail in English and Spanish. Right to Work Statement in English and Spanish.


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