Industrial Electrician/PLC Technician

Jamestown, NY 14701

Posted: 03/14/2019 Industry: Skilled Labor Job Number: 314191 Pay Rate: DOE

Career Concepts is hiring for the following position for a local manufacturer in Jamestown, NY.


  • The Electrical Tech Department is responsible for providing direct manufacturing production support to ensure daily production goals are met in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner. The primary responsibility is to provide timely diagnostic and repair of all microprocessor controlled production equipment.
  • Key high-level deliverables will include: 
  • Assist both the Maintenance Superintendent and Manufacturing Engineer as technical resource. *
  • Modifications and revisions to automation systems and production equipment, project cost estimates and sourcing vendors. *
  • Specify retrofits and replacements for obsolete or defective electrical or electronic systems. *
  • Assist in complying with OSHA and NEC workplace safety requirements. *
  • Develop extensive experience and application in machine logic programming with PLC software languages which include Siemens Step 5/7, Syswin, CX-Programmer, DirectSoft, and Visilogic. Learn to modify existing logic programs as needed to facilitate changing production requirements. *
  • Assist in the design, construction and installation of automated control systems. Work toward the goal of having the ability to build control panels or enclosures including component level wiring and machine interfacing. *
  • Supply drawings for fabrication work. *
  • Troubleshoot defective electrical pr electronic circuit boards or other components using test equipment. Proficient in technical problem- solving abilities. *
  • Must be able to combine limited manufacturing support with personal or in-house expertise in solving intricate technical issues *
  • Maintain back-up copies of critical software and files. Maintain operation instructions. *
  • Proficient in the use of internet resources to support both manufacturing reliability and changing technology. *
  • Knowledge of key vendor pages, technical references, and legacy equipment support sites. Maintain current vendor E-mail contacts. *
  • Initiate request for manufacture tech support. *
  • Specify, install, and maintain Operator Machine Interface Screens. Assist in retrofitting existing machinery as part of automation upgrades. Proficiency in the use of associated screen programming software including CTC, PanelBuilder, Interact, and EZtouch. *
  • Specify, install and maintain Variable Frequency Drives. *
  • Support Manufacturing Electricians in troubleshooting and repairing downed production machinery and equipment by assisting in identifying PC and PLC interfacing, on-line logic program queries, and identifying and sourcing repair parts. Maintain supply of critical parts on hand. *
  • Provide schematic drawings, machinery layouts, and operators instructions for all new and revised automation projects. *
  • Ensure correct labeling of operating switches and controls. *
  • Provide safety labeling of panel disconnect switches. *
  • Proficient in the use of associate drives programming and commissioning software including Gsoft, SimoConv, ComVins, DriveWizard, and SafLink. *
  • Specify, install and maintain Variable Frequency Drives. *
  • Install VFD drives as replacements for obsolete drives. *
  • Network PC drives together as part of a PC Control. Supervisory Responsibilities: *
  • None Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: *
  • Labor Category - Hourly *
  • Expected schedule- Monday through Thursday 5:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. OT when necessary

Travel: * None Work Environment: *

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a manufacturing environment *
  • High noise level *
  • Temperature fluctuates with season *
  • Works around forklift and large machinery *
  • Percentage of Travel –0% *
  • Percentage of Office –0% *
  • Percentage of Manufacturing –100% *
  • Percentage of Distribution –0%

Physical Demands: *

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear. *
  • Constant heavy lifting

Required Education and Experience: *

  • Required to understand and communicate in English *
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Electronic or Electrical Engineering, with a focus on automation and/or industrial application. *
  • Associates Degree in the field of Electronic or Electrical Engineering, with two years of applicable experience. *
  • Background with computer software/hardware, operating systems, and programs a plus.

Competencies/Skills: *

  • Knowledge of AC/DC motors and drives *
  • Must obtain Valid Forklift license *
  • Ability to read and understand building blueprints and electrical prints *
  • Ability to work closely with a team of professionals of multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to give and welcome constructive feedback. *
  • Ability to communicate effectively and explain complex technical issues *
  • Demonstrate consistent accuracy under pressure. *
  • Achieve and maintain a high-standard of quality throughout all tasks *
  • Treat others with respect and uphold organizational goals and values *
  • Observe safety and security procedures *
  • Must be able to follow instructions and respond to management direction and suggestion. *
  • Must be motivated to continually improve their skill.
  • Must be self-starter *
  • Must manage time effectively and multitask. *
  • Must be able to meet commitments and deadlines *
  • Serve to support staff already in service, with growth responsibility over time, as skills progress. *
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. *
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. *
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. *
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. *
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, superintendents, and managers *
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. *
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. *
  • Ability to process control knowledge, such as temperature controllers, counters, indicators, and recorders. *
  • Ability to use computers, and be familiar with computer repair, both software and hardware Other Duties *
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • The position is full-time and pay will be based on experience.
  • To apply email



Mindie Mccarthy

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