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Controls Technician

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Industry: Industrial Job Number: CJ61031679 Pay Rate: $64480-68640 / year Branch: Clerical & Professional

Job Description

Pro Resources is seeking a Controls Technician for a client in Fort Wayne, IN. The purpose of this position is to support the overall manufacturing operation and facility infrastructure by performing advanced control system repairs, installation, and maintenance activities. This position reports to either a Lead Controls Technician, Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Department Manager, depending on location. Apply Today!


Shift and Compensation

  • 3rd Shift 7 PM-7:30 AM
  • Swing Shift 2-2-3
  • Pay open to negotiation 

Job Duties

  • Safety
    • Ensures equipment, machinery, tools, and other items used by technician are operated properly
    • Understands how to handle machine properly during an emergency, which includes power outages, machine failure,
    workplace injuries, etc.
    • Ensures knowledge of state and federal workplace safety regulations, including OSHA and CalOSHA, and how they
    relate to the D&W work environment
    • Follows plant safety procedures and guidelines; wears and utilizes personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
    • Understands and performs Lock-out/Tag-out procedures and has the ability to train and mentor others in compliance.
    • Has a very good understanding of Arc-Flash hazards and procedures and possesses the ability to train others in the
    proper compliance with Arc-Flash rules.
    • Trains other mainten
  • Quality
    • Follows plant quality practices including Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMP’s
    • Assists in ensuring all department facilities, shops, and offices are compliant with 5S and AIB standards for cleanliness
    and visual management.
    • Provides dependable equipment control systems to the operation.ance technicians on safety procedures and guidelines
    • Informs supervisor of safety issues; reports any workplace injury or incident immediately
    • Must consider safety concerns with respect to instrumentation, controls, and equipment.
  • Maintenance
    • Performs the following tasks on manufacturing machinery and equipment:
    - Assists in the development, implementation, repair of site wide instrumentation, control and electrical systems.
    - Performs system startups and operational checkouts on systems including configurations, wiring, calibration,
    grounding and power testing.
    - Reloads and reboots PCs and PLCs to restore faulted equipment.
    - Preforms preventative maintenance and routine inspections.
    - Provides hardware and software applications support assistance to engineers, maintenance and operations.
    - Sets up and configures replacement boards and assemblies to fit specific applications
    - Specifies, organizes and maintains adequate spare parts and modules for control and instrumentation systems.
    - Tunes automatic feedback on closed loops using PID controls.
    - Maintains “To Do” lists and systems trouble reports and routinely reports status.
    - Participates in the development of project scopes, design of systems, and functional specifications.
    - Utilizes technical materials such as equipment manuals, system drawings, process and instrument diagrams,
    schematics, and blue prints to troubleshoot and maintain systems.
    - Participates in cross functional process improvement teams to drive plant performance through improved
    processes and system control systems performance.
    - Participates in the creation and implementation of a training program for the maintenance technicians and
    operations employees around the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of integrated controls and
    information systems.
    • Performs the following type of maintenance activities:
    ▪ Advanced electrical work

Background Profile

  •  Highly Preferred: AA/AS degree in related field; or equivalent college credit hours or approved continuing education or courses; or
    approved state or locally approved trade licenses such as Electrician, heating and cooling, boiler operator
    • 5 Year manufacturing electrical and instrumentation maintenance experience.
    • A track record of achieving positive results and increased engineering leadership responsibilities.
    • Very strong process controls background required.
    • Experience must include but is not limited to: Allen Bradley Control Logix PLC’s, SLC500, EtherNetIP and DeviceNet , HMI’s,: PanelView
    Plus: servo and motion controls, DC motor drives, variable Frequency drives , Vision applications: Cognex, instrumentation including
    temperature, pressure , flow, mass density:
    • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret and troubleshoot electrical/electronic circuits .
    • Demonstrated knowledge of distributed control systems and PLC systems-demonstrated ability to solve problems, troubleshoot complicated
    process control systems, apply root cause failure techniques, to anticipate changes, and react to avoid disruptions.
    • Must maintain a valid driver’s license along with a valid forklift operator’s license
    • Understand concepts of plastic manufacturing process
  • Advanced Computer Skills: At this level the operator will be able to navigate through the bios set up, DOS and be able to upgrade hardware such
    as memory, drives, processors, motherboard and related items. The operator should have a level of programming knowledge that will allow them
    to make basic changes to DOS programs and be able to address ports and understand program instruction from programming sources
    Advanced Electrical Ability: A tech performing at this level will have a working knowledge of the electric code, the ability to trouble shoot and
    design advanced electrical circuits, including PLC, Timers and Controllers. Must also have a working knowledge of motor and motor controls,
    motion controllers and sensing devices. The ability to understand and install and repair components of the primary power distribution is also
  • Facility skills: Technician should have a working understanding of , Light bulb replacement, and other building related items. This also includes
    an understanding of GMP policies as they relate to food supply and security.
  • Hydraulics: This skill set includes the ability to spec components in accordance with flow, pressure and displacement as well as mechanical
    dynamics. Troubles shoot whole system problems.
  • Advanced Mechanical Ability: the ability to determine the potential problems of mechanical components as well as determining the root cause of
    a failed component, by means of interpreting indicators such as temperature variation, noise, vibration, oil analysis, run outs, wear patterns and
    other related indicators. Technician should also be able to derive at viable solution to repair and alternatives.
  • Organizational: The ability to maintain an orderly work environment that does not interfere or hinder the normal workflow of the technician or
    others. This includes both the physical work site and other supporting areas such as record keeping.
    Advanced PLC: The ability to troubles shoot problems using the input and out put indicators in conjunction with the electrical schematics. Knowing
    what the different components are that make up a PLC and what their functions are, i.e. power supply, relay outputs, triac outputs and CPU and
    various accessories.

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