Technician, PLC

American Axle & Manufacturing Saint Cloud , MN 56372

Posted 2 months ago

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Job Posting Title

Technician, PLC

Job Description Summary

Design, program, diagnose and recommend electrical systems for the plan, including systems design, installation and modification.

Job Description

1.Assist in the design and installation of electrical systems on machines and equipment with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

2.Assist in the diagnosis and design of electrical equipment for installation.

3.Install and maintain plant electrical systems for power, lighting, controls and facilities in accordance with local codes and safety requirements.

4.Inspect, isolate and troubleshoot electrical or PLC programming problems or operating difficulties.

5.Assist plant engineering and contractors with electrical systems on new installations or modifications.

6.Determine need for, and effect repairs and adjustments.

7.Work from manufacturing drawings, schematics, blueprints, diagrams and specifications.

8.Train and assist lower rated maintenance electricians and mechanics.

9.Perform emergency repairs, when necessary, to prevent excessive production delays.



  1. Perform analysis of electrical systems in order to prevent breakdown or electrical stoppage.

  2. Observe extreme caution and good safety practices while s1rvicing plant electrical systems.

  3. Perform mechanical trouble shooting and repair assignments, as required.

  4. Maintain working knowledge of PLC system design, troubleshooting, programming, logic commands, software and hardware from a variety of PLC manufacturers.

  5. Apply understanding of basic hydraulics, pneumatics, AC, DC and 3 Phase circuits, motor generator principles, motor control theory, motor drive and coupling alignment, electrical code, electrical control devices, high voltage maintenance, electrical test equipment, panel building and wiring and basic PLC logic.

  6. Personal attendance record should remain in compliance with company guidelines.


Required Skills and Education

Requires higher math for application of engineering principles.

Over three years, up to five years.

Considerable judgment to plan, layout and perform difficult work.

Light physical effort.

Intense and exacting mental and visual attention.

About Grede

With roots going back 100 years, Grede is a global leader in casting technology and North America's largest supplier of ductile iron. Our castings range from 1 to 2,000 pounds and include highly complex and safety critical designs. With quality monitoring, testing and verification to ensure all of our products meet or exceed industry and customer standards, machining for aluminum, iron and steel components, and strategically located facilities within convenient shipping range of our primary markets, Grede is committed to leading the way in casting technology. Grede is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and has 10 manufacturing locations in the United States.

It is the policy of Grede to encourage diversity, to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, gender, religion, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or other characteristics protected by law.


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Technician, PLC

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