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Controls Technician

Location: 

Gainesville, GA, US

Req ID 38701  |  Gainesville, Georgia (US-GA), United States

  

Position Summary: Provides technical support, troubleshoots & creates new programs, and researches new technology solutions to improve productivity and process quality for all automated systems. The Controls Technician will report to Engineering Supervisor. The Controls Technician has no direct reports.

 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving HMI’s and Siemens PLC’s.
  • Provide day-to-day support for shop floor PLC’s and related hardware, software, and applications.
  • Perform back-ups of PC’s, PME’s, TOX, NC programs.
  • Perform troubleshooting of internal network issues including interface with plant IT network.
  • Perform troubleshooting of existing recognition systems & integrate new recognition system solutions where needed.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repairs using PLC, hand tools, power tools, shop equipment, test devices, and precision measuring tools.
  • Recommend, architect and develop PLC solutions to meet the needs of the PA product lines.
  • Effectively communicates technical issues and solutions to PA Maintenance & Engineering personnel.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair equipment, machinery, lift assists, and devices while referring to blueprints, schematics, logic diagrams, and maintenance manuals & catalogs.
  • Install, troubleshoot, debug, and repair electrical control equipment (480V or lower) and devices such as proximity switches, photo eyes, fiber optic switches, control relays, and other devices of this type.
  • Operate fabrication equipment such as welders, cutting torches, and other machine shop equipment as needed to fabricate from drawings or sketches.
  • Research parts and initiate request to purchase.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • HS Diploma 
  • 2-5+ years of related experience
  • Must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with Siemens Automation and drives.  This includes Step 7, Simatic Server, and WIN AC.  Must be able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up.  Experience in Automotive is a plus. 
  • English language competency
  • Demonstrable  knowledge (by course grade and/or onsite test) of PLCs, CNC equipment, blueprint drawings, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic functionality.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Controls Technician and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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