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PLC Technician

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.

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ – Extrusion Plant

This position is located at:      249 S. 51st Ave

                                               Phoenix, Arizona 85043

Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Profit Share
  • Parental Leave

Shifts Available and Hours: EOEW 6pm to 6am

Job Summary:

Applies technical knowledge to install, repair, write, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of electrical and electronic equipment and controls related to production and building equipment, including motors, servos, steppers, relays, circuit breakers, PLC’s, proximity sensors, machine and process controls, circuits, alarms and communication systems.  

Required Education/Experience:

  • 2+ years of previous experience with PLC Programing and Automation Controls

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in troubleshooting, interpreting, modifying, and programming PLCs
  • Working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLCs, VFDs, & PanelViews
  • Experience using Control logic, Ladder logic, Fucntion Block Diagram & Structured Text.
  • Experience with Ignition Software
  • Experience with Mechanical, Pnuematic & Hydraulic systems

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain PLC systems by ensuring backups of all programs are available and spare parts are available for the existing systems
  • Troubleshoots electrical devices in operation. Dismantles and examines devices to gain access to and remove defective parts. Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments, repairs or replaces defective parts.  
  • Troubleshoot, design, upgrade and installs electrical equipment, circuits, and systems. 
  • Research supplies, parts, and machines needed to complete work orders.  
  • Program & Install Smart Sensors
  • Work with maintenance technicians to troubleshoot instrument and PLC problems. 
  • Work with engineering personnel in determining routine changes to programming on the PLCs and HMIs.  
  • Support projects involving PLCs by overseeing contractors and / or writing the PLC and HMI programming themselves.  

Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

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 9, 2024

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

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

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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