Controls Technician

  (#10210) - Illinois
Industry: Food Manufacturing

Perform specific controls related work orders generated by operators, mechanics and engineers.


Purpose Statement
A Controls Technician performs specific controls related work orders generated by operators, mechanics and engineers. Support the control and automation needs of both corporate and plant sponsored tests and projects. Work with operations and Systems Engineers to determine electrical and controls related needs. Work with the Controls Engineers to develop plans and priorities for plant controls projects and problems

The wage rate for a Controls Technician position is between $19.50-$30.00 per hour based on skill and experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including pension plan, 401K, performance based bonus, medical insurance, and a generous paid vacation plan and paid holidays.

Main Responsibilities
In this role, you will:

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Develop working knowledge, including specification, design, troubleshooting and programming of:
  • AC/DC circuits
  • HVAC controls and instrumentation
  • Controls related networks, servers, InSql, and InCuity.
  • Emergency Stop Systems and Classifications
  • Robotic Systems, Motors and motor control circuits
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems
  • Process PID loops
  • Instrument Calibration and Repair
  • Control systems comprised of transmitters, controllers, valves, etc.
  • Software systems of PLC’s, HMI’s, Prolinx, ProSoft, WMS, Drives (VFD’s and Servos) and Controls Networks
  • Complete necessary training to upgrade skills pertaining to effective maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Schedule repair work, identify and requisition parts, document repair history for equipment including labor, materials and outside maintenance services.
  • Assist with project and equipment installations and start-ups
  • Play an active role in developing and applying controls system design standards.
  • Work with vendors and consultants to troubleshoot and repair electrical and controls related issues.
  • Act as an electrical and controls technical expert in supporting capital projects.
  • Support electrical and controls for entire plant, as well as support for your assigned area.
  • Responsible for proper documentation of work performed
  • Schedule repair work, identify and requisition parts, document repair history including labor, material and outside maintenance
  • Perform training to plant personnel.
  • Maintain all Quality and GMP standards
  • Follow all Safety procedures and support all Safety initiatives ensuring safety of personnel and safe operation of equipment, including, but not limited to: compliance with NEC and OSHA Codes, confined space entry, lockout/tag out, hot work permits, use of welding curtains, safe handling of chemicals and emergency response procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have the ongoing right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess minimum two years electrical and mechanical maintenance experience
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Mechanical, math, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces
  • Willing and able to adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary personal protective equipment
  • Willing and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • Continuing education in maintenance/technical skills
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience
  • Demonstrated leadership ability


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