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Controls Technician

Company: Grede
Location: Meadville
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Are you ready to accelerate your career with a best-in-class organization that values innovation, dedication, and growth? Our employees at Grede are the key to our success and share our passion for teamwork, customer service, and operational excellence. If you want to join an industry-leading company that focuses on your professional growth and development, we'd love to hear from you!

We are seeking a skilled Controls Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in SCADA systems, PLCs, RTUs, EFMs, process automation and instrumentation. This role involves programming, maintaining, troubleshooting and optimizing automation processes to ensure safe and efficient operations.

What You'll Do:

  • Must have a safety-first mindset.
  • Experienced in programming, troubleshooting, and maintaining RTU, EFM, PLC and SCADA equipment.
  • Performs production floor programming/troubleshooting.
  • Escalate issues when necessary to Engineering/Maintenance.
  • Develop/update equipment documentation (SOPs, work instructions, equipment drawings, preventative maintenance, calibration, etc.)
  • Optimize automation changes to improve existing manufacturing processes.
  • Investigate and correct problems involving the manufacturing processes and equipment which adversely affect the process results.
  • Assist in the installation and validation of new manufacturing equipment and systems.
  • Well organized and detail oriented.
  • Reliable, dependable, and shows up on time.
  • Self-motivated, displays strong personal integrity and works hard.
  • Additional duties may be required. What We Need From You:
    • Associates Degree in Electrical Controls/Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Robot programming (FANUC) experience and vision system 2D/3D preferred.
    • 2-5 years of automation programming and troubleshooting experience preferred.
    • Ability to read and understand automation electrical wiring schematics.
    • Understanding of documents, SOPs, preventative maintenance procedures, and technical drawings.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and programming language.
    • Must have proficiency in various computer software programs such as IT business system, Microsoft Excel and Windows.
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to work accurately while meeting assigned deadlines.
    • Must be willing to flex work hours based on operational demand.
    • Must possess strong verbal skills and have a highly developed sense of urgency.
    • Works in a climate-controlled office. Occasionally exposed to noise, heat, dust and fumes of plant. Must be able to wear all required PPE when in the plant.
    • Must have accurate and fast data entry abilities. Why You'll Love Working For Us:
      • Comprehensive Benefit Package including Medical and Dental coverages.
      • Insurance: Life, Supplemental Life, Short and Long-Term Disability.
      • 401(K)
      • Paid Vacation and Holidays
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • PPE allowances Grede is proud to support transitioning service members and current military veterans with career opportunities that are a match for their skills gained while serving our country. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.

        Spanish speaking candidates are encouraged to apply. Se anima a los candidatos que hablan espa--ol a aplicar.

        To learn more about Grede, please visit our website at

        We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

        Other details
        • Job Family Manufacturing Maintenance Group
        • Job Function Manufacturing Maintenance - Skilled Trades
        • Pay Type Hourly
        • Required Education Associate Degree

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Keywords: Grede, Erie , Controls Technician, Professions , Meadville, Pennsylvania

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