Therma-Tru

  • Controls Technician

    Job ID
    2019-2564
    # Positions
    3
    Job Locations
    US-IN-Butler
  • Company Name

    Therma-Tru

    Overview

    Health, Safety, and Environmental

    Therma Tru Corporation is committed to providing a safe workplace and promoting the health and safety of its associates. Workplace safety and managing the operation of our company in an environmentally responsible manner is the responsibility of each associate. Associates are responsible for participating in our Company’s incident and injury prevention programs as well as our Company’s environmental programs. All associates must comply with our environmental, health and safety polices and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

     

    In this position on 3rd shift, you’ll have the opportunity to: Provide frontline technical support and continuous improvement to the operations on a daily basis. Responsibilities include troubleshooting, maintaining, and identifying improvements to improve the uptime and reliability of control systems for vital equipment in both the fiberglass molding plant and the door assembly plant. In this role, the Controls Technician will be required to assist Controls Engineers in projects from concept through completion. The Controls Technician will need to have excellent teamwork and communication skills to smoothly implement key projects.

    Responsibilities

    The Controls Technician must act as a safety champion and drive safety improvements daily through the following actions:

    • Actively participate in Safety Programs
    • Participate in incident investigations and resolutions
    • Develop process improvements with a “safety first” attitude
    • Immediately address any potential safety issues with the appropriate personnel
    • Review and evaluate ergonomic and safety concerns and risks for all activities and projects

    Focus on safety and ergonomics are a required and essential part of this role. The Controls Technician must act as a change agent and strive to continuously improve and develop a safety focused culture.

    • Continuous Improvement
      • Support standardized documentation of PLC systems logic and HMI for run, reset, and recovery
      • Understand current list of PLCs, sensors, and other electrical components for the plant
      • Work with Maintenance and Controls to ensure critical spare parts are stocked for controls items
      • Support Controls Engineers with project work and implementing improvements
      • Assist departmental leadership with housekeeping and 5S standards
    • Equipment Protection and Safety
      • Assist in making changes to equipment controls to improve reliability and safety
      • Good understanding of OSHA safety requirements for controls
      • Adhere to plant LOTO standards and comply with safety regulations
    • Equipment and facilities
      • Act as a Frontline resource for day-to-day troubleshooting on controls issues
      • Perform emergency controls troubleshooting and fixes on equipment and facility systems
      • Assist Controls Engineers in process improvement and cost savings initiatives
      • Support maintaining documentation of work performed on controls equipment and programs
      • Aid in the installation of new equipment and upgrades, including panel builds and wiring
      • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support major repairs, upgrades, and integration projects
      • Understanding of networks, software, tools for effective controls work
      • Ability to read PLC ladder logic with limited change access
      • Assist in controls knowledge development in Maintenance, Reliability, and Process Engineering
      • Understanding of I/O, drive systems, and electrical panel components for new projects and upgrades
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED; post-secondary electrical and/or mechanical vocational training preferred
    • 5+ years Controls Experience
    • Ability to read blueprints and machine control schematics
    • Ability to navigate via PLC operation sequence, I/O information, and instrumentation feedback
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a group
    • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC control systems

    Qualification Requirements - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal accountabilities.

     

    Physical Demands: Physical demands of performing the duties of this job include, but are not limited to, occasionally lifting/handling up to <=50, frequently lifting/handling up to <=15 lbs, and constantly lifting/handling up to <=5 lbs.

     

    Non-Physical Demands: Include but are not limited to time pressures, frequent change of tasks, irregular work schedule/overtime, multi-tasking, working closely with others as a team, and tedious or exacting work.

     

    Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate works around mechanical hazards, noise and or vibration on a daily basis. Extreme temperatures, wetness / humidity and being outdoors are seasonally in nature.

     

    Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED; post-secondary electrical and/or mechanical vocational training is preferred. 5+ years Controls Experience.

     

    Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

     

    Computer Skills: Computer literate. Knowledge and experience of Rockwell Software and Allen Bradley controllers.

     

    Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence.

     

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