PLC Technician

The PLC Technician will perform maintenance tasks of great variety such as electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic services. Help with machine change over, preventative maintenance, and repair when required. Develop positive and respectful interactions with managers, supervisors, maintenance technicians, and machine operators.

 

City: Lexington   Contract Type: Full-time     Job-Code: 746   Department: Maintenance  

 

Responsibilities

  • Minimize machine downtime and unplanned breakdowns by performing preventive maintenance work, completing repairs in a timely manner, and implementing maintenance process improvements.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and install equipment that utilizes hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, and/or programmable logic controls (PLCs).

  • To undertake a comprehensive training program, to be able to understand every aspect of the Electrical engineering requirements within Siemens. To operate the company support systems and ensure they are properly used and maintained. To attend any further training / development courses as required.

  • To ensure the plant and equipment is fully operational and meets production requirements 365 days per year. To provide support to the manufacturing areas whilst meeting budgetary requirements and within agreed timescales.

  • To provide recommendations to improve plant and efficiency, along with cost effectiveness.

  • To communicate, cooperate where required with other group personnel.

  • To attend any meetings required as part of the normal duties, including occasional trips abroad.

  • To demonstrate professional development by keeping skills up to date and in providing evidence of continuing development.

  • To communicate effectively with the Management team in relation to all aspects of the operations, ensuring all issues are communicated in a timely and efficient manner and following the established reporting procedures.

  • To operate as a member of a team helping to achieve optimum plant utilization and efficiency.

  • To promote Safety, Health, Environmental and quality awareness.

  • To ensure that the operation and related tasks are conducted in a safe working manner and that any incidents/accidents and hazards are duly reported.

  • To maintain an orderly administrative system for the section, ensuring accuracy in all documentation.

  • To ensure induction and safety training for new starters or visitors who are working in your field of expertise and are directly managed by you.

 

Qualifications

  • Technical hands-on ability relating to automation hardware and software.

  • Understanding of PLC control system architecture and field control devices Siemens preferred, but other will be considered.

  • Strong understanding of electrical diagrams.

  • Online code monitoring, modification and development.

  • Experience in automation control system start-ups, loop tuning, troubleshooting.

  • Programming experience preferably PLC Siemens (Simatic S7-1500), HMI Siemens WinCC, VFD (variable frequency drives: Sinamics, SEW, Lenze) like advantage.

 

Benefits

  • Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health insurance, dental and vision insurance.

  • 401K retirement plan with company match.

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.

 

 

Your Contact

Allyson Bowman, HR

T 336-843-7155

About EGGER

Founded in 1961, EGGER GROUP is a more than $3 billion privately-held, family-owned company comprised of more than 10,000 associates. With 19 production plants worldwide, and the 20th plant that just started production here in Lexington, EGGER is a global leader in the manufacturing of wood-based materials for the furniture and interior design, flooring and building products industries. The company’s extensive and value-added product range, including raw particleboard, laminates, Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL), edge banding and laminate flooring can be found in countless private and public spaces worldwide.


Nearest Major Market: Lexington