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Control Technician
at Upstate Staffing, Inc
Anderson, SC

Control Technician
at Upstate Staffing, Inc
Anderson, SC

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Job Description

Controls Technician Needed: DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITY

Rotating 1st/3rd shift

Pay: $20-$28 an hr plus shift premium (depending upon experience- pay can increase with good attendance & performance)

This position will be located in Anderson, SC. This position is responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining
controls components and systems for production and associated utility equipment to insure highest reliability, proper line
performance, and safe operation. Using advanced training, skills, and experience, provides training for other Controls
Technicians, coordinates electrical PM programs, and makes complex changes in PLC, HMI, and Servo Drive Programming.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Observing all OSHA and company safety rules and using the proper safety equipment at all times.  Notifying Supervisor of potentially dangerous electrical hazards and taking immediate corrective action.  Demonstrating basic National Electrical Code understanding.
  • Troubleshooting machine breakdowns and malfunctions utilizing working knowledge of programs and tools required to troubleshoot PLC’s, DCS’s, HMI’s and servo systems including electrical schematics, meters, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Training and assisting technicians to troubleshoot, repair, replace and calibrate all electrical sensing devices (photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, magnetic, pressure, temperature, weight and position sensors), all electrical control devices (AC drives, DC drives, Servo Controllers, contactors, motors, breakers, solenoids power supplies and indicator lights) and all DCS/PLC/HMI hardware (processors, discrete and analog I/O cards, power supplies, network adapters, distributed I/O, operator interfaces such as Panelview, PC based interfaces), and message displays such as Review.
  • Based on extensive experience of the machine processes and controls systems, making critical decisions to proactively avoid downtime, quality, scrap, and safety problems.
  • Making complex program modifications in PLC’s logic, HMI’s programs and servo controller logic to improve equipment performance.  Working also with Controls Engineers to implement changes on DCS system.  Both of these may also require significant changes to the control equipment and wiring on the machines.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical theory and principles of operation, PLC (and DCS if required) based hardware and software.
  • Ability to make quick and accurate electrical repairs and program changes.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop and operate power industrial trucks as well as work shifts.
  • Associates Degree in electronics, computer science or related field plus 5 years industrial electrical experience, or a
  • Bachelor’s degree in electronics or computer science with at least 3 years industrial experience preferred.


Company Description

At Upstate Staffing, our work is our passion. Because we are fully invested in the success of our clients, we are dedicated to providing the utmost in dependable customer service. We love putting people to work and that is what compels us to provide an outstanding experience for our clients every day.

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