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  • 2300 Pratt Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Electro/Mechanical PLC Technician - 3rd Shift

Material Science Corporation • Elk Grove Village, IL

Posted 13 days ago

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Manufacturing, Industrial, Other Great Industries
Manufacturing, Installation - Maint - Repair, Skilled Labor - Trades


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Job Description

            $33.00/hr wage + $.60/hr 3rd shift differential = $33.60/hr

     Plus Quarterly  Bonuses of  a minimum  guarantee of $600.00 per quarter


Maintains, services, troubleshoots, repairs, rebuilds, and calibrates plant electrical and mechanical equipment and systems.

Works under the general direction and supervision of the Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, or Plant Supervisor.

In addition to all tools and equipment available in the Maintenance Shop, must also use meters, scopes, CRT Test Equipment, various computers, PLC hardware, and software programs.


Obtains work assignments and maintenance schedules from the Maintenance Manager or Production Supervisor. 

Regularly inspects and records condition, on forms provided, on all electrical equipment including motors, generators, control panels and systems, switches, lighting, circuits and circuit breakers; cleans, maintains, adjusts and lubricates equipment, taking all safety precautions.

Uses electrical test equipment, drawings, electrical blueprints, wiring and PLC schematic diagrams to install new equipment and diagnose problems with inoperative equipment; modifies and improves existing equipment; determines whether or not temporary continuation of operation will have any harmful effect on equipment; advises Crew Chief and Production Supervisor when immediate shut down of equipment is necessary to minimize interruption of production. 

Performs temporary or permanent repairs; corrects defective circuits by determining cause of failure and replacing circuit components; repairs motors, cranes, generators and other equipment; performs mechanical repairs as required.

Stops, starts and adjusts industrial oven gas and air.

Monitors, inspects and calibrates computer relay systems, analyzes and make repairs on same.

Will train and assist in development of Electricians in PLC and Electromechanical Systems.

Works with repair crews on emergency breakdowns; may erect scaffolds and perform simple rigging as required; operates machine tools such as drill press, power saw, and portable drill and grinder.

Is responsible for housekeeping in shop area and work sites.

Actively participates in quality improvement process.

Job Requirements


4 Year Technical College degree or equivalent education and experience. 

Must be familiar with solid state control system. 

Minimum of 5+ years of experience working with PLC's and HMI programming. 

Must be knowledgeable of test equipment used for trouble-shooting systems.

Must have own tools.

Must be able to read electrical schematics, PLC programs, and act on them.

Must have thorough knowledge of AC/DC equipment, motors, generators, control panels, switches, lighting circuit breakers, and relay systems, variable speed drives and programmable controllers.

Must have thorough knowledge of PLC networking with Automax (Reliance) system, Allen Bradley Processors using RSLogix 500 and 5000 software with linkages between systems.

Must have the ability to troubleshoot, modify, and or re-write ladder logic programs within processors using RSLogix software.

Must have knowledge and ability to troubleshoot, repair and replace portions of, or entirety of, specialized electromechanical systems in hydro, hydraulic, or pneumatic equipment. 

Must be familiar with all applicable codes and proper installation methods.

Availability to work any shift, overtime, and weekend hours as necessary.


Paid Vacation, 10 Paid Holidays,  Uniforms, Tool Allowance, Safety Shoe Allowance

                                                        Life Insurance/Personal Accident Insurance/Dependent Life Insurance
                                                        Short Term and Long Term Disability
                                                        401K with Co Match and a an Annual Co Retirement Contribution

                                        Equal Opportunity Employer - m/f/d/v

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