Job Description

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for PLC Technicians on 1st Shift [6:00am - 2:30pm] and 2nd shift [2pm - 10:30pm] at our Elkhart, Indiana foam manufacturing plant. This position is responsible for all electronic and computer components of all plant production equipment. The pay rate for this position is $33.50 to $39.00 per hour. There is an additional $2.00 per hour for working 2nd shift hours! Plus a weekly attendance bonus!

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to install, repair and maintain to ensure the machinery is operating at an optimum production level necessary to manufacture products for internal and external customers. This position also operates in a normal maintenance and manufacturing environment with exposure to temperature changes.

Additional responsibilities of the PLC Technician will include:

  • Advises Maintenance Manager of electrical/mechanical problems and suggests solutions.
  • Assists in building, maintaining and repairing all electronic and computerized systems as directed by others.
  • Assists in retrofit machine control systems, read, modify and create machinery electrical schematics.
  • Installs, repairs and retrofits motor controllers to include all types of motor AC and DC drives and systems.
  • Troubleshoots problems quickly and come up with solutions daily.
  • Recognizes problems before they occur through a preventative maintenance program.

Skills / Requirements

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree [GED] preferred with at least 2 years of specialty or technical training.
  • Must have at least 4 years of experience in the electronic field and a minimum of 2 years working in an Industrial environment with extensive knowledge of computer systems and advanced electrical/electronics.
  • Must have knowledge of programmable logic controllers to include all types of motor AC and DC drives.
  • Must be highly computer literate for the maintaining of machine control systems software and upgrades.
  • Ability to read a tape measure
  • Ability to earn a Carpenter Co. Forklift Certification
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills

Carpenter Co conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.

Important Notes

Carpenter Co. offers a comprehensive benefits package including excellent health insurance, generous profit sharing plan, and much more. We offer long-term career opportunities for our employees in a stable industry and clean working environment. We also offer tuition reimbursement to our employees after 1 year of service. Our Elkhart Branch employees average over 10 years of service with the company, and we'd like for you to join us!  To learn more, check us out at

1st Shift Hours: Typically 6am - 2:30pm

2nd Shift Hours: Typically 2pm – 10:30pm