Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0152
Post Date 9/15/2017
Title Controls Technician
Pay Grade 15
City Marion
State IN
The Electrical and Controls (Engineering) Technician (salaried position) is responsible for the reliability and performance of all plant industrial automation, control and communication systems in support of plant goals for safety, quality, productivity, efficiency and cost control. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Troubleshooting and managing the maintenance and optimization of plant control systems including PLC’s, VFD’s, I/O, sensors, HMI’s, communication networks, automation and control software, etc., through direct involvement and the deployment and direction of internal and external resources.
• Supports the troubleshooting and managing the maintaining and optimizing of the Electrical Distribution system performance including transformers, switchgear, MCCs, load centers, lighting, etc. through direct involvement and the deployment and direction of internal and external resources.
• Coordinates and collaborates with the appropriate stakeholders to ensure the plant’s alignment with Huhtamaki best practices.
• Complies with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Huhtamaki standards.
• Reports to the Maintenance Manager to achieve overall success and attainment of plant goals and objectives.

• Responds to and troubleshoots all plant equipment resulting directly or indirectly from electrical or controls system dynamics.
• Provides troubleshooting support for mechanical system malfunctions
• Recommends and implements improvements and optimizations for plant electrical and control systems as a project lead or as a team member.
• Recommends and implements technical skills development strategies for the plant technicians and supports on complex controls problems..
• Collaborates with the Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Planner to establish and execute PMs for the plant’s electrical and control systems.
• Updates regularly and as needed the electrical power distribution and control system drawings and documentation and ensures copies are available in the control panels.
• Supports and participates in the planning cycle for weekly, monthly and annual maintenance activities including extended plant shutdowns.
• Responsible for maintaining all plant systems, troubleshooting and program modifications and our plant process control database.
• Understands and complies with the National Electric Code while performing work on equipment.
• May be required to design and draw schematics for equipment updates.
• Examines expansion plans for proper electrical installation.
• Responsible for PLC upgrades, programming and wiring.
• Work with outside vendors effectively coordinating work
• Other assignments as required based on business needs

Requirements EXPERIENCE:
• Associate’s degree required in related field – electrical engineering or industrial controls. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
• Proficiency with Allen-Bradley automation systems including Factory Talk, Contollogix, RSLogix
• Minimum 5 years of experience required with electrical controls / PLC troubleshooting, programming and repairing.
• Demonstrated knowledge of electrical distribution systems.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Instrumentation and Process Control Systems.
• Demonstrated knowledge of DCS, HMIs, PLCs, I/O, VFD’s, Sensors, etc.
• Demonstrated knowledge on manufacturing IT, industrial networks and applications
• Good knowledge of electrical safety
• Ability to read and interpret blue prints
• Ability to operate forklifts and aerial lifts and maintain annual certification
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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