• Controls Technician

    Job Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2018 9:34 AM)
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  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Controls Technician  will be responsible for various types of controls, communication systems and programming on food manufacturing equipment and plant support systems.


    • Assure up to date and working backup programs exist for PLC's, panel views, servo system and any devices or support systems that require a program.
    • Assure each device requiring a program is backed up internally utilizing external memory device.
    • Maintain a second back up program for each device on the department's laptop.
    • Maintain up to date programing software.
    • Resolve repetitive program faults.
    • Perform integrations based on Management' s direction.
    • Enhance equipment or line performance through programming or control improvements.
    • Train technicians on controls or systems as necessary or directed by Manager.
    • Perform PM on control components based on CMMS.
    • Develop and maintain equipment controls network based on Manager's direction.
    • Standardize control components, PLC's, panel views, VFD's, servo amplifiers  and motors.
    • Keep Manager informed on changes and areas  in  need  of improvement.




    • Excellent programing skills (Allen Bradley preferred).
    • In-depth knowledge of electronic boards and components.
    • Ability to read and generate electrical and electronic schematics.
    • Be proficient at reading letter logic diagrams, have a solid understanding of all the symbols.
    • Ability to write instructions and procedures.
    • Strong computer skills, operating systems, software, drives and components.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to effectively partner with other technicians and departments.



    • Associate’s degree in engineering required (Bachelor's preferred) or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 6 to 8-years’ experience in programming and controls, (food manufacturing a plus).
    • In depth understanding of motion controls.



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