Express Employment Professionals
Controls Technician
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Pennsauken Township Map
Posted: 03/07/2020
Closing: 04/06/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Express Employment Professionals
Job description
  • The primary role of the Controls Technician is to work as a key maintenance team contributor to support company objectives with respect to keeping the plant equipment in excellent working condition. Responsibilities include reducing setup, repair, install, maintain machinery and process equipment including; electrical, special projects, component failures, measuring and calibrating equipment, performing preventative maintenance duties and providing corrective technical support for equipment. The role requires strong electrical and PLC troubleshooting aptitude. The Controls Technician will be actively involved in the support of Safety. Quality and Good Manufacturing Practices and Preventive Maintenance programs


·         Troubleshooting PLC/Control Systems, VFD and controls. Support the manufacturing process by conducting plant audits to ensure transactions are being conducted within LFI guidelines. Work with both Production and Warehouse personnel to ensure accurate reporting of both raw materials and finished goods. Supports and completes Preventive and Planned maintenance of electrical equipment including but not limited to; cleaning, inspecting, setup, diagnosing, replacement, testing and continuous improvement. Support the manufacturing process by conducting plant audits to ensure automated system transactions are being conducted within LFI guidelines. Work with both Production and Warehouse personnel to ensure accurate PLC system reporting of both raw materials and finished goods;

·         Identifies and reports the need for repairs/major repairs to Maintenance Management. Assist in the diagnoses of electrical malfunctions in machinery, equipment and processes. Inspect visually and listen to machines, equipment and processes to locate causes of malfunctions. Assist with the installation of new equipment and enhancing equipment through continuous improvements and upgrades. Yearly plant shut-down maintenance work required;

·         Work within the maintenance team to accurately communicate/document events so that others have the most effective information to solve problems. Effectively communicate with other departments in a professional manner at all times to communicate on equipment and repair status. Work closely with Engineering, Maintenance Managers and Master Mechanics on projects and continuous improvement. Crossover with previous shifts maintenance and production employees to review the schedule and current runs, identifying what needs repair and plan product changeovers;

·         Completes all task while strictly adhering to all required industry guidelines but not limited to; Plant Safety, Food Safety, SQF and all internal/external audits;

·         Report food safety & quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.



  • High School Diploma or GED required;
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience or AAS Electrical Tech
  • Experience working with manufacturing equipment including 3 phase motors, control wiring, 24VDC, 120VAC, 208/220VAC, 480VAC;
  • Experience with Controls for Conveyor Systems and Power Transmissions, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Pumps and Valves;
  • Experience with Temperature controls and I/P loops;
  • Experience with calibration of RTD, T/couple and other low voltage sensors;
  • Knowledge of and ability to comprehend and troubleshoot production machinery (i.e. Fillers, Rinsers, Cappers, Case Packers, Case Formers, Coolers and Pasteurizers);
  • Familiarity with Lock-Out Tag-Out Authorized, Hot Work, Confined Space and HECP Training;
  • Able to read and interpret electrical schematics;
  • Able to communicate in a professional manner;
  • Able to use a variety of measuring tools and test equipment;
  • Able to work independently, with limited supervision;
  • Ability to work with numbers, perform calculations and demonstrable mechanical inclination;
  • Knowledge of Drill Press, Chop Saw, Port-a-Band, Sawzall and other maintenance tools preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience with Multi-Meters, Amp Probes, Meger Ohm Meter, PLC troubleshooting via Laptop, Panelview;
  • Food Manufacturing Experience, a plus.

Job requirements
  • Maintain tools and equipment for maintenance work
  • Install, debug, troubleshoot and calibrate various equipment and sensors
  • Identify, analyze, diagnose, and troubleshoot difital control systems
  • Complete service repairs, replacements, upgrades, adjustments and calibration on automation systems and components
  • Perform assigned tasks to include, but not limited toAllen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs, Control View HMI, OPTO Controllers, Crisplant and Buschman BOSS sort systems
  • Monitor the operation and make adjustments on BMS systems
  • Repair pneumatic and digital control system malfunctions requiring extensive knowledge of mechanical systems and electronic theory
  • Troubleshoot the mechanical equipment, take the software and analyze what, if any, changes need to be made in the software so that the equipment
  • Overseeing the troubleshooting and repair of all control systems components including control panels wiring, hard-wiring devices, instrumentation, and I/O devices, controllers
  • Perform other tasks as directed by Supervisor
  • Assist with relocation to Minneapolis, MN
  • Do Diagnoses and repairs complex electronic control system malfunction's requiring extensive knowledge of a variety of electronic or digital controls systems and ability to test and write modifications
  • Keep abreast with the latest in control technology
  • Work each day to help clients keep facilities running in top condition with no downtime
  • Provide technical assistance with new equipment, process development, setup, debug and training across entire plant
  • Perform commissioning and start-up of HVAC and Building Controls on complex systems, including troubleshooting of systems
  • Work independently and will be responsible for the efficient use of materials, equipment and time in performance of the job
  • Examining building layout, anticipating difficulties, gathering materials and coordinating onsite work
  • Perform assigned tasks to include, but not limited to, b. Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs/b
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all equipment (mostly Dematic Conveyors and some Intelligrated) Troubleshoot Electrical problems on the equipment as well as PLC's (Allen Bradley)
Controls Technician