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Controls Technician

Company: W.M. Barr & Company, Inc.
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: Safely install, maintain, diagnose, repair, remove, and adjust electrical equipment. Maintain complex systems embodying electronic and electro-mechanical principles including PLC's and servos. This position does require mechanical work in addition to electrical and instrumentation work. Effectively communicate with the operators, mechanics, engineers, and supervisors. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor with some latitude for the exercise of independent judgement in performing day-to-day assignments; may lead or train other electricians/mechanics; and may be on-call nights and weekends for emergency or unscheduled repairs. The Controls Technician will provide leadership, direction and support assistance with determining the skill balance within the maintenance scope of work during daily operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: --- Responsible for designing, programming, repairing, and maintaining programmable logic controller (PLC) systems used within BARR facilities. Familiarization with AB PLC processors (CompactLogix and Control Logix preferred) and I/O modules but not limited to only AB control systems. --- Inspects equipment for proper functioning and performs preventative maintenance duties per manufacturers specifications. --- Diagnose equipment malfunctions and makes more complicated repairs or adjustments as needed. Provide breakdown analysis to all necessary stakeholders. --- Usage of SAP for using, entering notifications, documenting and confirming work orders for maintenance support. --- Reviews work orders daily for repair and maintenance of machinery and electrical equipment including engines, motors, pneumatic tools, mixers, packaging equipment, conveyor systems, and other production machines and facility equipment; estimates material requirements and repairs and/or replaces defective parts as needed; analyzes electrical and other operations problems and takes corrective action; reports all unsafe equipment, machinery, and practices to Maintenance Manager. --- Maintains inventory of tools, parts, repair supplies and other materials; obtains quotes for replacement parts and materials and prepares requisitions as needed; maintains tools and equipment in good working order. --- Works with Engineers to install new equipment, install new lines, and redesign and set up existing production lines. --- Installs, repairs, calibrates, services and replaces electronic devices and systems. --- May train Line Mechanics in maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment; may lead Line Mechanics in the performance of day-to-day responsibilities or special projects. --- Prepares reports and maintains records of purchases, daily activities, work orders, preventive maintenance, etc. --- Performs all work in accordance with Barr's quality and safety guidelines and procedures; demonstrates clear understanding of the quality and safety objectives. --- May perform other work and special projects as required by manager. --- Safely cleans up and disposes of hazardous materials / accumulates hazardous waste generated during maintenance activities. Qualifications/Experience: Some formalized training in Allen Bradley PLC's and drives. Must have certificates from vendor or schooling that provided this training. Prefer 3-5 years minimum experience in various aspects of industrial controls. Must have experience with AC/DC motors and controllers, Control Circuits, Computers, VFD's and MCC's; must have working knowledge of PLC's and their operation; must have the ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and engineering documents; must have experience with running conduit and pulling wire; must have the ability to install and maintain process instrumentation including sensors, transmitters, controllers and final control elements for measurement and control of temperature, pressure, level and flow. Must be proficient in the use of industrial mechanics tools, electrician's tools, instrumentation and controls tools and rigging/millwork tools. Must have experience with TPM maintenance. Must have mechanical aptitude, demonstrated ability to work with hands and use various tools; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English; ability to work with minimal supervision; must be organized with good written and oral communication skills; ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment; ability to work overtime as required. Work Environment/Physical Demands/Travel: --- Manufacturing environment with loud noise level. --- Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, climb, stoop, talk, hear and see for extended periods of time; regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds; specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. --- Ability to read and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, correspondence; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak and present information in small groups of suppliers or employees of the company. --- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret diagrams and charts. --- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. --- Ability to have limited exposure to fumes or airborne particles; ability to work near moving equipment; ability to climb in overhead structures and work beneath machines in close quarters to perform installations, repairs and maintenance; regularly exposed to vibration; may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock.This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it was not meant to be all-inclusive of the tasks that may be assigned.

Keywords: W.M. Barr & Company, Inc., Memphis , Controls Technician, Professions , Memphis, Tennessee

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