PLC Technician

Hazle Township, PA 18202

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: Js5423411110 Compensation: $72800-74880 / year

Job Description

Title: PLC Technician

Location: Hazleton, PA

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • As a PLC Technician, the primary responsibility is to maintain all plant and production electrical and control systems, covering electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and network sub-systems. This role involves training and coordinating Maintenance Technicians on all shifts, providing essential assistance in troubleshooting, and documenting root-cause failure analyses. The PLC Technician will operate under the guidance of the Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Planner, and/or Maintenance Manager, ensuring strict adherence to maintenance and production schedules.

Job Duties:
  • Conduct repairs, modifications, and installations of automated production equipment
  • Demonstrate excellent mechanical aptitude and prioritize safety in all tasks
  • Exhibit strong troubleshooting skills and proficiency in VFDs, PLCs, and programming (RS Logix and Factory Talk View)
  • Possess knowledge of servo drives, motor controls, pneumatics, hydraulics, and power distribution
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, working well under pressure
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Manage multiple tasks, demonstrating accuracy, thoroughness, and a commitment to quality and safety

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience maintaining manufacturing systems and equipment in an automated plant
  • Background in full machine and electrical control system design, installation, and commissioning
  • Preferred experience in a food plant
  • Strong mechanical background in troubleshooting and repairing gearboxes, conveyors, sprocket/chains, belts, clutches, and brakes
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems up to 480v 3 phase, read and interpret electrical drawings and P&IDs
  • Knowledgeable in the use of power tools, hand tools, welders, lathes, drill presses, etc.
  • Flexibility to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Associates degree or certificate in electrical, mechanical, or industrial automation engineering or related field(s)
  • Highly desirable certifications: Rockwell PLC and Drives, RS Logix, Factory Talk View programming
  • Knowledge of ammonia refrigeration systems is highly desirable.

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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