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Technician, Electrical & Controls

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of equipment used to control and monitor manufacturing and utility equipment. The individual must have a solid background in controls in addition to strong troubleshooting skills. This position also provides occasional off-hours/ weekend work to support the 948 site.


Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment issues as they arise on the plant floor
  • Assist and consult with Management/Engineering on projects as needed.
  • Install and configure electrical and/or controls equipment for retrofit or upgrade projects
  • Perform assigned preventive maintenance tasks
  • Effectively communicates all process and/or equipment changes to affected personnel
  • Provide basic electrical troubleshooting skills for other maintenance techs to build electrical troubleshooting capability for the team
  • Stays current on field related technology, codes, standards, best practices, etc.
  • Support and participate in the Departmental structure of process improvement teams
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure product quality is maintained.
  • Wear all PPE as required within the Plant safety policy
  • Assist in implementation of new processes and data collection.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • PLC program troubleshooting experience required
  • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley platforms highly preferred
  • Experience with process instrumentation, specifically level, flow, & temperature
  • Experience with VFDs, Servos, MCC’s, and other motor control platforms
  • Experience with Ethernet networking and communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP & DeviceNet
  • Experience in mechanical systems/ pneumatics a plus
  • Formulates and executes complex experimental design
  • Interpret electrical schematics and user manuals.


Decision Making/Problem Solving:

  • Escalate issues to Engineering
  • Order parts for equipment
  • Participate in RCA for equipment related issues


Education Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.



Years of Experience

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in Controls and Automation within a manufacturing environment, (food processing experience a plus).


Physical Demands:
Work is classified as Light - Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Constant (67-100%)


Postural Demands

  • Sitting - Occasional
  • Standing - Occasional
  • Walking - Occasional
  • Bending/Stooping - Occasional


Lifting Demands

Lift up to waist - Occasional

Carry on up to 25 feet - Occasional


Lifting Demands (Manufacturing):


A. Mobility - able to travel freely throughout the plant and office area.

B. Temperature and Work Environment - able to withstand temperature changes, dirt and dust.

C. Posture - Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time

D. Vision - good eye sight or correctable eyesight.

E. Must be able to travel to other GPN Sites/Vendor location

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago