Dudley Plywood is currently seeking experienced PLC Technicians for our manufacturing facility. This is a highly skilled hourly position requiring a thorough understanding of safe work practices, troubleshooting, and maintaining manufacturing equipment /processes. This position creates value by ensuring reliability of equipment to help meet and exceed the facility's goals for quality and production by, troubleshooting, and diagnosing electrical and/or control problems on all manufacturing equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
What You Will Do In Your Role
Maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (Allen Bradley PLC)
Manage PLC platform and associated infrastructure to ensure continued reliability
Maintain control valves, revising graphical displays, building/modifying alarms, building/modifying control loops and updating setpoints
Calibrate instrumentation devices using specialized test equipment and software
Responds to trouble calls and emergencies, both during and outside normal work hours
Repair, maintain and troubleshoot electrical automation systems and equipment, drive systems, ABB robotic systems (RobotStudio), microprocessor-based (PLC) systems and electronic control systems and devices
Ensure proper operation of all control system components including electronic equipment
Provide additional technical support as needed for equipment such as motors and instrumentation such as level, pressure, temperature, and flow devices
Assist with design, implementation and management of improvement projects related to PLC and new automated equipment.
Work with Supervisors, Maintenance, Engineering and Operations to plan, procure and document maintenance activities.
Knowledge, Experience, Competencies
Formal training and practical experience in an industrial manufacturing setting as an Electro-Mechanical Technician, Engineering Technician or Automation Technician
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
Proficient with advanced PLC programming and troubleshooting (Allen Bradley)
Proficient with Human Machine Interface Controls, Industrial motion controls
Technology and automation minded, with a strong understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, motors, AC/DC Electricity, gearboxes, robotics, and tools.
Sound understanding of and ability to utilize VFDs and Servo Drives
Apply working knowledge to implement and improve TPM methods for efficiency improvements
Ability to interpret and produce technical reports, electrical drawings, and schematics
Capable of hands-on electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repair for manufacturing equipment.
Must be able to provide technical assistance outside of normal business hours
What Will Put You Ahead
Associates Degree or a technical certification in electro-mechanical technology with 3+ years of related work experience; OR 5+ years of related experience.
Experience troubleshooting and maintaining equipment such as Motor Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's), Allen Bradley E300.
Experience with Allen Bradley safety processor and instrumentations.
Experience with Beckhoff PLCs and hardware.