PLC Maintenance Technician

Location: Russellville, KY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $50,000.00 - $62,000.00
Degree: Certificate;
Date: 2/2/2018
Job ID: 02548355
Job Description

The Electrical / PLC Technician has primary responsibility for the troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of all PLC’s and electrical equipment in the manufacturing facility. Electrical / PLC Technicians perform work of high skill in the inspection, calibration, repair, installation and removal of all electronic and electrical equipment and systems. This position is required to work in collaboration and co-operation with the Maintenance Manager to ensure that relevant work schedules/orders are created and completed on time, and within budget.

We are looking to fill one PLC Technician position - 2nd shift.

Job Duties

  • Perform regularly scheduled checks of PLC’s and electrical systems to ensure proper functioning and system operations.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and diagnose problems with limited supervision.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all electrical inventories, including placing orders for parts and/or equipment.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete log of PLC and electrical repair and maintenance work activities.
  • Liaise with co-workers and with staff of other departments in order to co-ordinate work activities within and between departments.
  • Consult with Maintenance Manager to resolve work/staff issues and/or complaints.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and compliance of corporate policies, practices and procedures regarding health, safety, and environmental.
  • Perform other work assignments, as requested or required.


  • High School Diploma or a GED equivalent qualification.
  • Electrician/PLC certification, license, degree, or equivalent.
  • 3-5+ years of work experience as an Electrical / PLC Technician. Proven ability to develop sound understanding of the safe handling and use of electrical repair tools and equipment, as well as ability to troubleshoot and repair PLC/Electrical systems.
  • Understand piping and instrument diagrams, signal flow diagrams, wiring diagrams, panel drawings, one-line drawings, loop sheets and wire lists.
  • Possess strong analytical, mathematical and scientific aptitude and the patience to pursue complex problems methodically.
  • Self-directed, with ability to work successfully both independently and within a team environment.
  • Highly flexible, with ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Good organizational abilities, including planning and execution skills, with strong attention to detail in all areas of work.
  • Ability to deal with people and/or diverse groups with sensitivity, tact, diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Competent in the use of basic computer programs and experienced with programming Allen-Bradley PLC driven machinery.
  • 24/7 availability may be required, and willingness to work any shift as necessary.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Must be able to physically life up to 50 lbs.
  • Travel to off-site locations may be required.
  • Proper use of safety equipment will be required.
  • Work activities will include both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • This position regularly works at heights; fall arrest training will be provided by the Company.