2751 Antelope Road, Sabetha, Kansas 66534
785-284-0080

Senior Controls Technician

Responsibilities
  • Ensure the safety, financial and technical success of the projects and work assignments under your control
  • Comply with the company safety procedures.
  • Live the company culture of integrity and professional competence
  • Ensure standards are maintained in a highly regulated, process driven environment
Work Activities
  • For Programming Emphasis
    • Develop Automation Software
    • Write PLC, HMI and computer programs, test and validate proper function
    • Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems
    • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
    • Travel to customer site for startup and commissioning of the software
    • Write user manuals to communicate functionality of company developed programs
    • Train users and provide post project support
  • For Electrical Design Emphasis
    • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in EPLAN
    • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements
    • Research supplier products for assembly components
    • Help establish new and maintain existing standards
    • Develop electrical bill of materials
  • Organize, plan, prioritize work, provide detailed statues updates and meet deadlines
  • Communicate with customers, venders and co-workers
  • Must be a self-starter, team player, and work well with others
  • Portray a positive attitude
  • Gather Information
    • Observe, receive, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources
  • Perform Complex Problem Solving
    • Proactively predict when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
    • Solve complex problems; review related information; develop and evaluate options; implement solutions.
  • Make Decisions
    • Proactively make timely decisions without the benefit of all the information or consultation with your supervisor
    • Must be organized, detail oriented, and able to think designs through completely
  • National and International travel is required
  • Must be available and willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays to meet customer project commitments
  • Involved in the recruitment of new staff
  • Help Train/Orient/Bring Up to speed new employees
  • Lead and Mentor level I and level II programmers and designers
  • Ability to complete all aspects of projects without supervision
  • Expected to suggest future standards and process improvements for the department
Knowledge Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Controls Technician or equivalent experience
  • Possess extensive experience:
    • PLC and HMI programming
    • Electrical Design
  • Knowledge of all electrical codes
  • Fully understands scope, budgets, and schedules
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of automation projects
  • Production and Processing
    • Knowledge of pneumatic conveying, extrusion, drying, separating, and compounding, weighing and batching, and continuous processes etc.
  • Fluent use of:
    • MS Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Outlook; EPLAN; AutoCAD; RSLOGIX 5000; FactoryTalk View; Microsoft Visual Basic
    • General computer literacy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Refer to performance assessment for a complete list of skills and requirements
Physical Ability & Work Environment
  • Includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Climbing, kneeling, lifting
    • Occasionally exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force
    • Use of power drills and drive motor vehicles – must have a valid driver’s license
    • Potential exposure to extreme temperatures but in general, normal office conditions
Education Requirements
  • Two-year associate degree or have at least have 2 years of equivalent experience
To Apply, Email your resume to careers@northwindts.com