Automation Technician | Controls Technician

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: Js38893221 Compensation: 71489.60

Job Description

Title: Automation Technician

Location: Jefferson City, MO 65109



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Hire Type:  Direct hire


Job Summary

The Automation and Controls System Technician will drive the factory safety performance of the entire factory (all shifts, all areas) into a proactive culture using WCM operating framework. The right applicant will have an immense passion for our factory, a commitment to innovation and completion of tasks, and a very strong factory floor presence.


Job Duties:

  • Implement Projects/ Improvement (electrical project/ PLC programming) to accommodate new product and/ or improve safety, operational quality and productivity.
  • Diagnose/ test PLC and Instrumentation problems, Diagnose/ Test equipment to correct malfunctions and makes improvement to accommodate new product and/ or improve safety, operational quality and productivity.
  • Maintain and configure Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware
  • Understand PLC ladder logic: can implement automation solutions within the PLC code
  • Understand and apply National Electric Code (NEC) requirements
  • Maintain and configure Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), DC drives and servo motors
  • Perform more advanced PLC ladder logic programming such as PID loop control and sequencers
  • Adhere to plant GMP guidelines.


  •  Must have High School Diploma or Equivalent; higher degree in related area is desirable
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a maintenance related position is required
  • Working knowledge of PLCs is a must
  • Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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