• Instrumentation Technician

    Job Location US-TX-Waco
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

    The Control Technician safely troubleshoots electrical and electronic equipment in a fast paced production environment. This must be done in a timely manner with little to no general direction. This position will be responsible to understand and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs as needed and directed. The basic understanding of Data Networking Principles is required as to maintain and troubleshoot the system. Experience in variable frequency drives, servo drives, AC/DC motors, proximity switches, photo eyes, level controls, weight controls / load cells, calibrations and vision systems are also required.  Strong candidate will have experience with Siemens Step 7 software, Siemens S7 and 505 PLC’s, Siemens HMI’s, Siemens Si-Motion Controllers, and SCADA Software. 


    Essential Functions:

    • Maintain, adjust, troubleshoot and repair electrical   

       equipment such as; motors, motor control circuits, lighting

       circuits, power distribution systems up to 600 VAC,

       Programmable Logic Controllers and AC/DC drives, and

       servo controlled drives.

    • Responsible for the installation, set up and programming       of new equipment including electrical conduit, wiring, etc.

    • Complete all work in a timely manner with little to no           general direction.

    • Design, test and implement PLC and HMI Programs.

    • Read and safely modify wiring diagrams and schematics.

    • Use electrical test equipment such as multi-meters, o-

       scopes, etc.

    • With an understanding of data networking, maintain and

       manipulate the data collection interface to plant PLC’s.

    • Support expense and capital projects.



    • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

    • Certificate in Industrial Electrician or related field                 preferred.

    • Knowledge of HMI, XYcom, Siemens touch screens and

       knowledge of SCADA systems.

    • Design and write PLC programs for Allen Bradley, Siemens

       S7 and 505.

    • Understand and accurately update electrical schematics to

       document system changes.

    • Working understanding of Servo and VFD configuration         and control.

    • SQL fundamentals, Visual Basic, Iconics skills are all


    • Demonstrate behaviors and competencies to Deliver

       Consistent Results and Create Collaborative Relationships.


    Physical Requirements:

    Minimal lifting carrying of equipment and parts (50-             100lbs)..

    Minimal pushing (200lbs).

    • Frequent handling/gripping tools and equipment.

    • Frequent bending/kneeling/crouching/twisting.

    • Frequent standing.




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