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Mars PLC / Controls Technician - Kansas City, MO in Kansas City, Missouri

PLC / Controls Technician – Kansas City, MO

The PLC/Controls Technician is responsible for the efficient, safe, and reliable operating condition of the site manufacturing control and electrical systems. The PLC/Controls Technician must be multi-skilled to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot site’s electrical power systems, instrumentation, motor controls, PLC, HMI, data systems, and factory control infrastructure (servers, PC’s, and networks).

What are we looking for?

  • High School Diploma or GED. A Technical Degree preferred.

  • Working knowledge of troubleshooting, testing, and repairing electrical power equipment, motor controls (including VFD’s and servo’s), and instrumentation.

  • Working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLCs, RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, Studio5000, Wonderware, FactoryTalk View Studio ME, and/or PanelBuilder would be a plus.

  • Ability to maintain working knowledge of NEC, NFPA, and OSHA requirements as related to machine and electrical safety.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal for working with operations and maintenance team members.

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical and control systems equipment, including 480V electrical power distribution, instrumentation, motor controls, VFD’s, Servo’s, I/O devices/modules, PLC’s, HMI’s, and control networks.

  • Troubleshoot machine breakdowns and malfunctions utilizing a working knowledge of control system programs and tools required to troubleshoot PLC’s, HMI’s, and VFD/servo systems including electrical schematics, programming software, meters, and other electrical test equipment.

  • Train and assist technicians to troubleshoot, repair, replace and calibrate all electrical sensing devices and instrumentation including: photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, pressure, temperature, weight, position sensors, flow, and analytical instruments.

  • Train and support non-technical users on the use of plant floor automation systems.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars

  • An industry competitive salary and great benefits package

  • 401(k) match

  • Chance to work cross functionally, and add value and impact to the business

  • If you are passionate, a great problem solver, resilient and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you!

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