Controls Technician

US-IL-St. Elmo
# of Openings
Direct Hire


This position is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting controls equipment. The individual must be able to troubleshoot a control process across multiple processors and platforms.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Troubleshoot line control problems via programming software.
  • Install, calibrate, and maintain analog transmitters.
  • Maintain, install, and troubleshoot variable speed drives.
  • Tune PID control loops.
  • Adjust programmed recipes as requested in the batch system.
  • Create and maintain controls documentation using Microsoft Office.
  • Assist IT with networking and process computer issues.
  • Monitor and maintain applications on manufacturing servers.
  • Work with mechanics to diagnose and prevent downtime.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


  • Knowledge and ability to utilize programming software including Rockwell RSLinx, RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Panel Builder 32, RSView, GE Cimplicity for Fanuc PLC, etc.
  • Familiarity & ability to maintain various PLC units including AB Micrologix, PLC 5, PLC 500, Compact Logix, Control Logix and GE Fanuc PLC units.
  • Familiarity & ability to maintain various panel view and FactoryTalk HMI.
  • Working knowledge of analog control equipment calibration and setup.
  • Working knowledge of Batch control concept.
  • Must work well as part of a team.


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