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PLC Maintenance Tech

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.

About the job and your team

Plant/Facility Technical Electronic Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Preventative Maintenance 

 

The PLC Technician is to apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment in industrial environment by repairing, testing, adjusting, or installing electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, circuit boards, and switches, and reprogramming CNC and PLC controls. 

 

***This position requires flexibility to cover days, nights and weekends as needed.

You will work on

  • Assist with installation, start-up, and maintenance of plant/facility electrical equipment and control systems, with particular emphasis on troubleshooting PLC-based control systems.
  • PLC and HMI/operator interface configurations and minor/low-level changes such as adding new alarms, adding timers, or other methods to eliminate problems from bouncing input contacts and other “noisy” input signals.
  • Assist operating and maintenance departments in selecting and standardizing equipment, software, device upgrades, drivers, and interfaces to improve equipment operation and control system reliability.
  • Provide written documentation of changes to control systems engineers and notifications to all maintenance employees when significant changes are made to control systems so that troubleshooters on all shifts are aware of recent changes.
  • Communicate within the department, and with other technical specialists in IT and plant engineering departments, as needed to resolve problems that are beyond your ability to correct.
  • Contact equipment suppliers for technical support, as needed.

What we offer you

  • $3000 Retention Bonus (for external hires)
  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Parental Leave
  • On-site Gym & Café

Your qualifications and skills

  • Programming/navigating and troubleshooting PLC control systems is preferred.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC-5, SLC-500, ControLogix, and Panelview Plus is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with the following industrial control communication protocols: ControlNet, Ethernet, DH+, Remote I/O, and DeviceNet preferred.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and combustion control systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating system, PC/software configurations, and how PLC software works with computer operating systems.
  • Selected candidates will be required to pass written and hands-on tests.

You would also ideally have

  • Associate degree in electrical/electronic technology field preferred or prior knowledge working in a PLC environment.

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.

 

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A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Posted on:  Jul 13, 2024
Location: 

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

Department:  PLC Department
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent


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