Industrial Electronic Technician

Job Description

Responsible for all electronic and computer components of all plant production equipment is installed, repaired, and maintained to assure that the machinery is operating at an optimum production level necessary to manufacture product(s) for internal and external customers on a timely basis.  Communicates with the department Lead Person, Maintenance Manager, Production Managers and all the other employees in the department to make sure that all scheduled and unscheduled repairs are repaired in a timely manner. Works in a normal maintenance and manufacturing environment with exposure to temperature changes. Sometimes has to work in confined spaces. Major challenges involve working independently on complicated computerized systems with the least amount of downtime of the equipment and the extensive knowledge of the multitude of PLC and computer control systems. Must have a wide variety of electrical hand tools.

Essential Duties:

  1. Advises Maintenance Manager of electrical/mechanical problems and suggest recommendations as a solution.
  2. Must have the ability to build, maintain, and repair all electronic and computerized systems as directed with little or no supervision.
  3. Must have proven experience or training in the repair, design, and installation of electronic devices for machinery and electronic control systems.
  4. Must have knowledge of the national Electrical Code with preferable license to reflect experience in its use.
  5. Must have the ability to be on call and report for work with little prior notice on weekends, holidays, and any hour of the day or night insuring there is the least amount of downtime as possible.
  6. Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, motor controls, and all types of machinery sensors and equipment to include PLC programming and trouble shooting.
  7. Ability to retrofit machine control systems, read, modify, and create machinery electrical schematics.
  8. Installation, repair, and retrofitting of motor controllers to include all types of motor AC and DC drives, and systems.
  9. Highly computer literate for the maintaining of machine control systems software and upgrades.
  10. Must have the ability to recognize problems before they occur through the use of a preventative maintenance program.
  11. Must be able to trouble shoot problem quickly and come up with solutions.
  12. Must be very knowledgeable of the purchase order system and the parts needed to keep plant machinery operating.
  13. Must be a certified forklift, and know how to operate genie boom, and scissor lift.
  14. Acts as a Lead/ Coordinate to coordinate projects and equipment breakdowns repairs.
  15. Other duties as assigned by management.

Skills / Requirements

Must have four (4) to six (6) years’ experience in the electronic field and a minimum of two (2) years working in an Industrial environment with extensive knowledge of computer systems and advanced electrical/electronics.  Major duties and responsibilities of the job can be satisfactorily performed with a high school education or GED and two (2) to three (3) years specialty or technical training. Must be able to read a tape measure. Basic reading, writing, and math skills are required.

Must be able to work flexible hours, overtime, holidays, weekend, and call-in with little notice. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Must be able to acquire a Carpenter Company Forklift Certification.

Important Notes

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.