Controls Field Technician II (Industrial Automation/PLCs)

Contrologix, LLC

Kenner, LA


Description

CLX Engineering is seeking a Controls Field Technician II, an experienced industrial electrical technician adept in control systems with Allen Bradley being the preferred platform. This role involves efficiently supporting troubleshooting PLC code and commissioning alongside Integration Engineers at client sites.  Candidates for this position in Louisiana must reside within commuting distance of Louis Armstrong International Airport. They should be capable of independent work, comfortable in high-pressure scenarios, and skilled in customer interaction. Effective collaboration with lead Integration Engineers and clear communication with project stakeholders are essential for successful project completion.


The work environment for Controls Field Technician IIs is at the airport, with shifts from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Responsibilities include a range of tasks from basic programming to troubleshooting and testing, offering opportunities for rapid technical growth in PLC programming and airport BHS operations. Candidate must have some experience troubleshooting PLC code. Sometimes, this role entails physical demands, such as ascending slip or ship ladders, navigating obstacles, operating in low light, enduring varying temperatures, and occasionally maneuvering through confined spaces to perform maintenance tasks.


Our Controls Field Technician positions are non-exempt and hourly paid, reporting directly to the Manager of Controls Engineering. Close collaboration is expected with the Senior Integration Engineer and the on-site Engineer.


CLX Engineering is not sponsoring current or future work visas.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Read electrical schematics, troubleshoot issues and produce electrical prints in design.
  • Create control panels from electrical prints.
  • Execute ideas that make control systems more efficient.
  • Observe systems, locate and resolve issues with control components.
  • Proficient knowledge and applied application of electrical and controls devices and their application in systems.
  • Knowledge of safety practices (use of PPE, situational dangers).
  • Proficient use of hand and powered tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, drills, grinders, etc.).
  • Competent use of electrical testing devices (multi-meters).
  • Knowledge of common computer software (Microsoft office, internet, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge of professional software used in creating and maintaining control systems (AutoCAD, PLC programming software) and their use in troubleshooting control systems.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or AS Degree with equivalent, applied experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the electrical field with some programmable logic code application
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to stay calm in high pressure situations
  • PLC Software (Studio or Logix 5000) or equivalent (i.e., Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi) experience
  • Must have a valid driver's license and maybe required to increase auto insurance liability coverage
  • Willing to consistently work non-standard hours (nights and some weekends)
  • Remain stationary for up to 50% of a shift/work hours and while on job sites, must be able to walk airports and plants and remain standing for most of the shift. Must be able to navigate obstacles within a manufacturing environment.
  • May be asked to travel locally with little notice and should expect approximately 10-15% travel during the project lifecycle. After the project closes, travel will likely increase up to 85%.
  • Must be able pass a TSA level background check
  • Pass initial and random drug screenings
  • Present a professional demeanor and appearance

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AutoCAD &/or AutoCAD Electrical
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