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Controls Technician
Bowling Green, KY

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Position Summary:

This position is responsible for but not limited to monitoring plant controls systems and troubleshooting programs that will safely improve and maintain efficiency of production. Perform Preventative Maintenance task. Ability to document and communicate any changes, problems, or concerns to other affected parties to ease troubleshooting and repair.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Carry out day to day task assigned by controls engineers

· Troubleshoot Siemens S7, TIA Portal, Allen Bradley(Rockwell), as well as ABB robots

· Work with SCADA system in both machining and foundry plants

· Troubleshoot VFD’s

· Troubleshoot electrical schematics and electrical systems

· Service and maintain plants fiber optic loop and network racks for the controls networks

· Carry out error analysis on the all machine controls and eliminate errors/failures

· Carry out system diagnosis, modifications, and work with engineer on corrections

· Install new electrical circuitry

· Inform, instruct, train and advise other employees in similar roles

· Adjust existing hardware systems according to technical specifications or production request meeting requirements and production aspects

· Verify blueprints and machine controls

· Inspect interfaces

· Work with engineering to install and follow through on projects

· Carry out PM’s

· Analyze disturbances and determine corrective actions

· Assure 100% compliance with safety regulations within the department

· All other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

· Associates Degree in Electrical or Computer Science preferred

· 2-4 years of experience troubleshooting electrical systems

· 2-4 years of PLC experience and utilizing PLC systems to troubleshoot equipment

· Experience with S.C.A.D.A. systems is a plus

Additional Skills:

· Ability to follow precise instructions

· Ability to work in team based environment

· Familiarity with configuration, programming, and implementation of motion controllers

· Ability to use or willingness to be trained using forklifts, cranes, electric pallet jacks, etc.

· Very high level of attention to detail

· Ability to use computer and knowledge of software, MS Office, etc.

· Ability to transfer knowledge and train other team members

· Ability to use many different troubleshooting tools

Physical Requirements:

· Ability to lift 50 lbs. continually

· Ability to work in a hot environment

· Ability to continuously climb stairs

· Ability to walk and/or stand constantly throughout shift

· Ability to frequently bend, reach, push, pull, etc.

· Ability to constantly do repetitive motions throughout shift

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