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Controls Technician (Operations) 2nd Shift

bw_wordkay_placeAsheville - North Carolina - USA

bw_wordkay_timeApr 02, 2018

bw_wordkay_optionFull time



Perform controls technician function for manufacturing areas by assisting with hardware/programming solutions that adhere to required plant safety and product quality standards for cost reduction, continuous improvement, and special projects. Ensures safe working practices are designed into all processes. Interacts with coworkers from all levels of the organization in cross-functional teams to achieve goals.



  • Work with Controls/Manufacturing Engineers to develop equipment and controls for new products

    as well as improving existing equipment (cycle time, scrap reduction, improved quality, etc).

  • Work with Maintenance to troubleshoot equipment, reduce equipment downtime, and execute

    plant equipment moves / modifications.

  • Works with equipment vendors / external contractors to install new equipment or upgrade existing


  • Maintains all programs (PLC, vision, robot, etc) used on the manufacturing floor.
  • Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization, frequently participating on cross functional teams.
  • Works within design procedures of ISO and Quality Systems.
  • Willingness to travel to equipment vendor location.
  • Assures adherence to standard manufacturing practices.
  • Understands and adheres to current quality and control policies. 
  • Understands and adheres to current health, safety, and environmental policies. 
  • Identifies and closes safety issues (suggestions, inspection and investigation findings) and their corrective actions.   
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.


  • This position requires a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Courses in Controls / Mechatronics / Automation Technology, Electrical / Computer Science Technology or Machining is a plus.

    Specific industry experience may be substituted in certain cases.

  • 3-5 years of experience required, 5+ preferred.
  • Experience troubleshooting or programming Allen Bradley PLCs using RSLogix 5000 and RSLogix 500 is required. Experience programming or troubleshooting Siemens SIMATIC PLCs is a plus.
  • Experience troubleshooting or programming CNC equipment (GE FANUC, Okuma, etc) is preferred.
  • Experience troubleshooting controls circuitry (AC/DC power supplies, relays, motors / servos) is required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex mechanical and electrical blueprints.
  • Experience with machine vision programming is preferred (Cognex vision experience is a plus).
  • Experience troubleshooting and programming robots is preferred (FANUC and EPSON experience is a plus).
  • Knowledge and experience working with databases (MS SQL) and ability to interface with PLC via RSSQL, FTTM (Factory Talk Transaction Manager), Ignition, or equivalent is a plus.
  • Experience troubleshooting / installing safety systems is preferred.
  • Automotive product knowledge (engine systems etc) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAP system is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required.
  • Knowledge of MS .NET programming is a plus.
  • Prefer at least 1 year of experience working with automated machinery in a manufacturing      


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.


  • Action Oriented


    Dealing with Ambiguity             

    Timely Decision Making

    Decision Quality                     

    Ethics and Values

    Learning on the Fly                  

    Problem Solving

    Drive for Results

    Functional/Technical Skills

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