United States, Geneva, NY, Beauty Care

Controls Tech ($25 per/hr & Benefits Start Day One!)


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Job Summary:

The Controls Technician is supporting our manufacturing and automated production process.   The Controls Tech is responsible for installation, troubleshooting and repair and upgrade of mechanical, electrical, and electronic assemblies and systems. Work includes production, engineering setups, installations, testing, certification, and repair. Qualified candidates will troubleshoot and program PLC - based automation control systems, create and/or modify control systems using Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) software for existing applications and installations. 

Additional Core Competencies:

  • Ability to assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Maintain electrical equipment to meet regulatory codes at the country, state and federal levels.
  • Perform electro-mechanical repairs, safety-related functions and other miscellaneous electrical functions.
  • Demonstrate mechanical knowledge
  • Competent with programming of PLC’s and VFD’s.
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot PLC’s and VFD’s
  • Must be capable to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
  • Proficient in testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, megaohmeters, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.

Essential Functions:

  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain all packaging controls and support PLC equipment to optimize efficiency and quality.
  • Conduct line changeovers and makes necessary set-up and adjustments as required by the production schedule.
  • Perform line alteration and machine rebuilding as necessary.
  • Assist Engineering on equipment installations.
  • Mentor and train team members in performance adjustments, automation, troubleshooting and maintenance tasks.
  • Provide technical interface between operations, maintenance, engineering, and suppliers.
  • Direct start-ups on new controls, PLC equipment and automated process installations.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate electronic, pneumatic, process equipment and controls.
  • Must be able to work productively with limited supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • Requires an Associate degree or 2+ plus years equivalent controls or manufacturing experience and/or military technical training.
  • Training and or experience in electrical and electronic fault isolation to include PLC troubleshooting and minor programming.
  • Knowledge of control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly, robotic devices and
  • Previous experience in automation brands, tools and manufacturers of production controls including Allen-Bradley & Rockwell Automation, Siemens, ABB, Idec, Scheneider Electric, etc.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Initiative/motivation and communication skill required.

Physical Requirements:

  • The position is in the factory and could involve standing, walking and lifting for long periods of time throughout the day.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Occasionally this position may require the lifting and/or moving of more than 60 pounds.
  • All lifting must comply with OSHA standards.         

Working Conditions:

  • The performance of this position normally requires exposure to typical manufacturing areas where under certain conditions the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, and hygienic precautions, such as hairnets, are required.
  • The work environment is not climate controlled.  Noise level in the work environment is usually normal to moderate.
  • Regular attendance is required.  Overtime may be required.
  • It is the responsibility of each employee to conduct tasks in a safe and efficient manner complying with all local, state, and federal safety, health, and environmental regulations, company program standards, company policies, and special safety concerns while protecting yourself, the organization, and the environment.
  • You are ultimately responsible for your safety and well-being.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are looking for individuals to join our team to assist with the production and distribution of products which are vital to our communities' well-being. Our top priority is the health of our employees. We have implemented additional precautionary measures to ensure a safe working environment for everyone during this time.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 20004161
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067