Control Technician

Federal-Mogul Corporation Athens , AL 35612

Posted 6 days ago


General Function:

The Controls Technician is to work under the Controls Engineer to train, complete improvement projects, and lead improvement projects. The Controls Tech essential duties are listed below.

This position will be backup for the Controls Engineer position. Typical duties will include but not limited to the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Review, repair, and redesign legacy code as required and approved by controls engineer to update obsolete equipment

Make and properly document PLC programming changes necessary for machine upgrades or process changes by engineering

Learn other PLC programming such as Siemen's steps 5 & 7, Omron, and Mitsubishi

Troubleshoot and update/replace motion control systems (IAI, Allen Bradley, SEW, Emerson, etc.)

Create and update electrical and programming prints/documentation in AutoCAD

Setup communications between PLC's and other needed automation (camera's, marking systems, safety devices, etc.)

Configuring and designing HMI systems

Troubleshooting vision systems (Cognex, Keyence)

Checking/updating equipment for compliance with industry standards UL and CE

Improve programs for robot systems (KUKA, Motoman)

Organizes outside contractors as needed for PM or other service work

Work with outside vendors to identify and source parts needed for various projects

Troubleshooting control system issues, and industrial communication protocols (Ethernet/IP, RS-232/485, Modbus, Profibus, etc.)

Write procedures for the maintenance personnel

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Teach classes to maintenance techs on controls troubleshooting/upgrading

Teach classes to maintenance techs on PLC programming

Certified in Arc Flash safety

Follow lockout tag out procedures and give electrical safety training to others

Desired Skill familiar with SQL databases, servers, or computer programming languages

Backup for the Controls Engineer


Qualification Requirements:

Proficient in the use of computers required

Use of Microsoft Word, Excel required

Use of Microsoft Outlook preferred

Use of a CMMS system preferred

Proficient at troubleshooting vision systems preferred

Experience with laser systems (marking or welding) - preferred

Proficient at Allen Bradley PLC programming required (Siemens preferred but not required)

Experience with teaching/programming KUKA or Motoman robots required

Familiarity with SQL and databases or computer programming preferred

Familiarity with troubleshooting motion control systems - required
5+ years experience as Maintenance Mechanic preferred

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent

Technical/Vocational Training Certificate in Welding, Electrical, Hydraulics & Mechanical preferred
10+ years experience as Maintenance Mechanic preferred

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and basic mechanical drawings

Ability to read and understand equipment manuals

Ability to read and understand reports, purchase orders, bill of ladings, shipment tracking documents and other CMMS related documentation

Ability to identify changes needed to improve reliability of a controls system or PLC programming of automation

Other Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to perform job functions in parallel. (Multi-tasking)

Must be able to work independently with minimum of direct supervision or other guidance

Must be able to report up to plant management in professional manner

Must be able to teach/train technicians in an effective manner

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing this job the employee will be:

Sitting at Computer, Standing, Walking, Bending, Lifting and using Stairs to issue items to employees

Standing, Walking, Bending, Lifting and using Stairs to place replacement stock in Supply Crib

Maximum lifting will be 40 pounds

All Work will be on concrete floor

Work Environment:

Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and safety shoes

The facility is temperature controlled; the normal temperature is approximately 68F during the winter and 85F during the summer

Daily work involves working with manufacturing related chemicals, electrical components, robotics, automated equipment, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and various other hazards

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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