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PLC Technician

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.
 

Job Function:

Plant/Facility Technical Electronic Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Preventative Maintenance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.

 

Education / Experience:

 

  • Associates degree in electrical/electronic technology field preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on industrial experience with control systems.
  • Proficiency in programming/navigating and troubleshooting PLC control systems is a must.
  • 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, DeviceNet.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and combustion control systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 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. 

Benefits Day 1 - Medical, Dental, Eyecare, Life Insurance & 401(k) match

Profit Sharing after 6 month

 

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Please apply before: 10/31/2020 


Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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Cressona, PA, US, 17929

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Job Type:  Permanent


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