Electrical Controls Specialist

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Electrical Controls Specialist

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    Electrical Controls Specialist
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Position Summary:

The Electrical Controls Specialist maintains and troubleshoots production equipment from various suppliers. This position identifies and prioritizes controls / electrical opportunities to maximize operations performance within a facility. Position develops and maintains electrical and controls system documentation. 


Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to: 

  • Execute projects involving PLC 5, SLC 500, Controls Logix, Panel View Plus, various VFDs, and iFix
  • Provide the proper training in Controls and Electricity to the Maintenance Technicians for the purpose of minimizing production downtime
  • Configure and maintain industrial networks such as Ethernet, DeviceNet, and Remote I/O.
  • Develop routines and SOPs to properly maintain the controls assets.
  • Identify and prioritize controls / electrical opportunities to maximize operations performance within a facility. - Help the Controls Engineering Group with the installation of the Line Information System (LIS).
  • Develop and maintain electrical and controls system documentation.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot production equipment from various suppliers.
  • Administer control software to achieve the balance between mechanical and controls changes to effectively handle all containers.
  • Maintain Allen Bradley hardware and software: PLCs, VFDs, HMIs, Networks, Licenses, Technical Support, and various electrical systems.
  • Be part of the team that supervises the electrical installation /integration of equipment and controls.
  • Follow the established Controls and Electrical Specifications.
  • Work well in cooperation with others to achieve measurable results in time allocated or less.
  • Be able to develop creative solutions to challenging problems and be receptive to new ideas.
  • Identify the most critical work that needs to be done.
  • Coordinate and organize resources and people in effective ways to accomplish short, medium and long terms goals.
  • Stay abreast of the emerging technologies, innovate, develop and document electrical and controls
  • Maintain process documentation ( P+ID, Ladder, CAD drawings)
  • Familiar with CMMS software (SAP)
  • Possess an understanding of calibration procedures for process instruments, which measure temperature, pressure, flow, level and composition, along with an understanding of process controls and troubleshooting.
  • Any other duties as assigned.



Required Skills and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or GED, Electrical certification, and/or vocational certification
  • 3 - 5 years of controls working experience in industrial environments.
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley PLCs, VFDs, HMIs, and Networks (DeviceNet, Remote IO, Data Highway Plus, and Ethernet).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge in PNP and NPN sensors.
  • Strong knowledge of Rockwell Software
  • Strong knowledge on Servo motors.
  • Potential travel less than 20% of the time.
  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test. 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Ability to handle exposure to all temperature changes, high noise levels, and safely working around moving equipment.



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