Controls Technician
Greif Inc.

Job Info

Greif offers a great working environment and the opportunity to make an immediate impact at a company where your ideas are always welcome.

Job Requisition #:
020445 Controls Technician (Open)

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of plant and process safety rules, safe operating methods and good housekeeping standards.
  • Respond to any equipment downtime issues in the plant, both mechanical and electrical and establish any required resources both internal and outside to assist in resolving issues quickly.
  • Train and develop the plant maintenance technicians to increase their ability to understand and troubleshoot controls related issues in the plant.
  • Debug and make PLC/Robot/HMI program changes to improve existing automated process.
  • Communicate actions taken to repair the machine to Operator and/or Manager.
  • Recommend and assist in the selection of suppliers for capital equipment.
  • Install and wire automation equipment based on electrical design schematics.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, corporate engineering, vendors and internal customers.
  • Ensure the completion dates for all project assignments are met.
  • Manage small equipment improvement projects in the plant.
  • Install, repair, upgrade and maintain electrical/electronic equipment used in the manufacturing process.
  • This position will also be responsible to assist or perform mechanical repairs when required.

Education and Experience

  • Typically possesses a high school diploma (or equivalent) or technical training and 3-5 years of industrial controls experience.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Significant experience with process control systems, control theory and Digital Multi-Meter testing tools.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to travel to project locations if needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings and work orders.
  • High level of PLC/Robot troubleshooting (programming experience a plus) with strong electrical and mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and modify primarily Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs.
  • Strong teamwork capabilities, operating in a multi-function environment to collectively improve operations and resolve related issues.
  • Hands-on approach to engineering both mechanically and electrically.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills by undergoing extensive interview process.
  • Proficient in Microsoft based computer systems.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley Studio 5000, RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500 and FactoryTalk View development, PowerFlex configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, replace and modify HMIs and VFDs.
  • Ability to climb and work at elevations.
  • A working knowledge of communication networks (Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus).

EEO Statement:


We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunity for growth. Greif, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. For more information read Greif's Equal Opportunity Policy.

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