Electrical Controls Technician

MP Mine Operations, LLC

Fort Worth, TX

Job Title: 

Electrical Control Technician 


Fort Worth, TX 



Position Type: 

Full Time 







Reports To: 

Controls Engineering Manager 

Position Overview: 

MP Materials (NYSE: MP) is on a mission to restore the full rare earth supply chain to the United States of America. From electric cars to wind turbines and drones, rare earths are essential to the low-carbon, electrified technologies that power modern life. We hire ambitious, mission-driven people motivated to solve problems and affect change. Our values are grounded in teamwork, resiliency, and integrity, with an enduring commitment to our employees, community, and the environment. In the coming years, MP Materials will grow from a core materials and chemical processing company into a large industrial manufacturer. Our employees will lead this exciting transformation and grow professionally with us. 


The Electrical Control Technician will be an integral part of the team designing and building a new metal, alloy, and magnet-making facility. This is a rare opportunity to have a central role in the development of a greenfield advanced manufacturing facility and helping to define the future of American manufacturing. The ideal candidate should be able to work with minimal supervision. Familiar with supporting cell manufacturing automation equipment in development, installation, commissioning, retrofitting and production. Working as a team with engineering (mechanical, software, process, and electrical). 


The new facility will contain a broad range of chemical, mechanical, and thermal processes, including electrowinning, strip casting, powder production, pressing & sintering, machining, and assembly. Because of the broad range of processes in use, it is important that the Electrical Control Technician be able to engage with a broad range of technical specialists and gain a working understanding of the physical processes, key control metrics, and potential hazards involved.  


Essential Duties: 

Ensure safe work conditions for all team members 

Ensure that safe work practices and standards are reviewed and updated periodically. 


  • Develop / Follow all aspects of maintenance safety protocol (LOTOTO, Arc Flash, etc.). 

  • Strong electrical control troubleshooting and ability to read electrical schematic. 

  • Experience working on Manufacturing systems ranging from 12 VDC to 480 VAC. 

  • Development / Implementation / Troubleshooting for Digital/Analog IO, safety interlock system, VFD and Servo Drive systems. 

  • Experienced on wiring, networking, and operating computer programs within an industrial/manufacturing environment. 

  • Capable to do basic mechanical assembly job like bolting brackets, cover and using basic hand and power tools. 

  • Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLC experience, and capable to make basic PLC code change. 

  • Works in partnership with broader engineering design team to create automated processes with an integrated process flow. 

  • Participate as a member of the overall process design team. 

  • Works closely with EHS to ensure that all work is done to ensure world class health and safety, and full compliance with relevant environmental regulations. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Completion of an approved Certified Electronics, Electrical and/or Instrumentation Program, OR 

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Industrial Electrical and/or Instrumentation and/or Control repair and maintenance. 

  • Knowledge in industrial automation and networked machines 

  • Knowledge in uninterruptable power sources, diesel/gas generators, electrical switchgear, power distribution units, variable frequency drives, and automatic/static transfer switches. 

  • Knowledge of building codes and regulations including Life Safety, IBC, NFPA, NEC, and OSHA. 

  • Hands-on approach to projects 

  • Sound knowledge of Process Safety 

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects 


Desired Qualities: 

  • 5+ years Electrical Control within a manufacturing environment in metals, semiconductor, or chemicals industries preferred 

  • Familiar with Medium and High Voltage 

  • Ability to identify and solve problems, and effectively communicate and advocate for these solutions to others (from operators to management) 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite 


MP Materials is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer - EEO is The Law 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.  Candidates whose disabilities make them unable to meet the position’s requirements will still be considered qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. 
Your Right To Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document form upon hire. 
For Assistance with Application - Alternative methods of applying for employment are available to individuals unable to submit an application through this site because of a disability.  Contact Human Resources Department at 702-625-5679; 6720 Via Austi Parkway, Suite 450, Las Vegas, NV  89119 to discuss reasonable accommodations.