Controls Technician

First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three? decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality?is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking experienced?Controls Technician?for First Quality Baby Products. This position will be located in Lewistown, PA.

This is a night shift position

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Observes all OSHA and company safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment at all times. Notifies Supervisor of potential electrical hazards and takes immediate corrective action.? Demonstrates basic National Electrical Code understanding.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and calibrates electrical sensors including: photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, magnetic, pressure, temperature, weight and position sensors.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and commissions all electrical control devices including: AC drives, DC drives, Servo Controllers, contactors, motors, breakers, solenoids power supplies and indicator lights.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and commissions all PLC/HMI based hardware including: processors, discrete and analog I/O cards, power supplies, network adapters, Distributed I/O, dedicated operator interfaces such as Panelview, PC based interfaces and message displays such as Rsview.

  • Diagnoses problems using laptop computers interfaced to PLC?s, HMI?s and servo systems utilizing electrical schematics, meters, oscilloscopes, and any additional resources available.

  • Makes small program changes in PLC?s logic, HMI?s programs and servo controller logic to aid in the diagnosis and repair of machine problems.

  • Makes wiring/programming changes on all production equipment as required.

  • Performs electrical preventative maintenance at scheduled intervals as assigned.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Associate?s Degree in Electronics, Computer Science or equivalent required.

  • Has fundamental knowledge of electrical theory and principles of operation.

  • Has advanced knowledge of all controller based hardware and software.

  • Standard knowledge of product specifications, quality requirements, production goals, efficiency and waste.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • With assistance, can operate production equipment.

  • Makes quick and accurate electrical repairs and program changes.

  • Works well in a team environment.

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

Equal Opportunity Employer



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