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Jr. PLC Technician in Northumberland, PA
Masonite Corporation

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our vision is to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and communities.

At Masonite, we understand that people are key. We are a composite of diverse people who come together by showing support and respect to one another.

We hire people that demonstrate integrity under pressure. Integrity is at the foundation of everything we do. It is in each door we make, in our commitment delivery and in our honest and sincere communication.

Our employees are flexible, versatile and resilient. Our ability to weather any storm, to bend without breaking, is what allows us to hear the knock and open the door with confidence, no matter what's on the other side.

At Masonite, we hold the door open for each other and for new ideas. We want everyone to freely contribute ideas and add value, so we are positive and encouraging. This collaborative environment is what makes Masonite a transparent, fair company- one that doesn't hide behind closed doors.

We continuously strive to improve both our products and our customers' experiences. This drive leads us to revolutionize the door industry and help people walk through walls.

Responsibilities
  • Perform electrical, mechanical or communications/networking troubleshooting to determine problems and resolution.
  • Proactively conducts preventive maintenance inspections and performs required preventive maintenance duties in accordance with recommended schedules.
  • Provide support for all electronic format data, process parameters, hardware and systems such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), servo motion controllers, robotics, intelligent sensors and devices, PC based systems, production data networks, and SCADA level systems.
  • Performs setup, calibrations, and preventative maintenance on production equipment.
  • Provides input and directs activities of operators and inspections related to plant procedures and processes.
  • Enforces process standard operating procedures and process disciplines.
  • Create CAG’s (corrective action guidelines)
  • Use native software development programs, actively monitor, run histograms, troubleshoot, or make controlled edits to PC / PLC programs or machine configurations in order to troubleshoot or improve operations.
  • Perform PC & PLC based control systems configuration, start-up and maintenance support.
  • Develop and modify RSLogix PLC software, Beckhoff pc based controls for manufacturing equipment.
  • Maintain records of all program changes, assembly drawings and product specifications.
  • Mentor and train maintenance personnel on PLC’s, HMI’s and PC based controls.
  • Troubleshoot both hardware and software systems that control the AFL process machinery.
  • Performs all necessary routine maintenance, including planning and tracking, utilizing maintenance management software TBD.
  • Assist in the development and execution of training plans in conjunction with PLC Automation Technician.
  • Instruct production operators on equipment use and proper operation.
  • Maintains reports, outage logs, and work-order system reports for preventative maintenance.
  • Ability to track MTBF, MTTR and OEE.
  • Use of ATS concepts to determine root cause of failure.
  • Other duties as assigned/needed.
Qualifications
  • Associate Degree in Electronics or Computer related field.
  • Strong experience with Rockwell Automation Software PLCs & HMI’s, PC based software, Motion Control and Robotics.
  • Minimum of (2) years’ experience of electrical/mechanical troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance in a high-speed automation environment.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in high-volume lean manufacturing/continuous flow operations.
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and demonstrate excellent problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations and Windows based applications is required.
  • Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and controls aspect of factory automation systems and the integration of devices used.
  • Formal training in PLC & PC controller programming is required. Rockwell Automation RSLogix, Motion Control, Beckhoff Ethercat communications, SCADA.
  • Experience with interfacing to relational databases, information management and reporting applications used for MES/SCADA systems is preferred.
  • Skilled electrician working in high-power to 480 volts 3 phase and control circuits of 24 volts and 200 volt, 4 to 20 milliamp and 0 to 10 volts.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read and interpret complicated equipment manuals.
  • Ability to use hand tools and measuring devices in the proper manner.
  • Works productively with others in a team environment.
  • Solid understanding in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a discipline structured work environment.
  • Works with integrity and respect displaying a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
  • Physically able to work long shifts if required and stand for long periods of time.
  • Knowledge of LO/TO, PPE. 
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly.