Controls Technician - McElhattan Night Shift

First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FQE), founded in 1988, is a global?privately held company with over 5,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China. FQE 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 (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. FQE 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, FQE is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Controls Technician for our First Quality Products, Inc. This position will be located in McElhattan, PA.

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 FactoryTalkView.

  • 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 logic, HMI 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.

  • Assists Production, Maintenance, Process and Project Engineers to meet daily priorities, coverage, and special projects.

  • Assists with projects and equipment installations as necessary.

  • Shares knowledge and techniques with team members and assists with training of new personnel.

  • Attends all training seminars provided by the company when applicable.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • High School Diploma with Associates Degree in electronics or equivalent.

  • Preferred 1-3 years of industrial experience.

  • Personal Computer skills including specific controls programming software and basic e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet applications.

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

    • Advanced knowledge of three phase, single phase and DC power.

    • Familiar with NEC and standard wiring practices.

    • Utilizes meters and oscilloscopes to identify electrical problems.

    • Reads electrical schematics.

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

    • Reads and make small changes to PLC ladder logic.

    • Reads and troubleshoots motion control/servo programs.

    • Reads HMI software to identify its effects on the equipment.

    • Follows data and signals from one controller to another over various networks.

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

    • Knows products specifications and the processes that affect them.

    • Understands the impact of downtime and waste on production efficiency.

  • Good communication skills.

    • Works closely with the production team to identify and resolve problems.

    • Communicates with the parts department to ensure adequate spares.

  • Good analytical skills.

    • Identifies problems and isolates them to specific components through tests and observations.

    • Performs electrical troubleshooting utilizing a logical and time effective approach.

  • With assistance, can operate production equipment.

  • Makes quick and accurate electrical repairs and program changes.

    • Has in-depth knowledge of the production equipment and processes to identify a faulty device or program.

    • Can make thorough, quick repairs to prevent further downtime.

  • Works well in a team environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Production Floor

  • Must be able to assist with any mechanical breakdowns as needed.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer



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