Controls Technician

at Fiberon
Location See Description, United States of America
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Job Description

The Controls Technician provides 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 a manufacturing facility. 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.

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

Actively participate inSafety 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



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

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