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Controls Specialist Technician

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Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Job LocationsUS-IL-Bolingbrook
Controls Specialist Technician

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Field Technicial



The Controls Specialist Technician trains Automation Technicians on troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. Troubleshoots and designs, implements, and documents controls solutions for material handling systems.

  • Performs Allen Bradley (AB) PLC control-level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI
  • Follows change management process and develop ad-hoc PLC ladder code change using Rockwell RSLogix family IDE’s (5000 preferred)
  • Uses AutoCAD to review, develop and maintain electrical schematic and conveyor layout drawings
  • Performs incident follow-up, root cause analysis, and documentation
  • Documents control system and equipment configuration changes
  • Mentors technicians by motivating, guiding, and directing their work; provides appropriate feedback to improve performance
  • Completes all safety training as assigned
  • Complies with all safety programs, policies, and procedures
  • On call as needed
  • Up to 10% regional travel


  • High school graduate or equivalent; 2-year professional electrical training degree or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Allen Bradley (AB) PLC control-level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with AutoCAD control layout design and schematics
  • Knowledge of AB PLC processors (CompactLogix and ControlLogix preferred) and input/output modules. Knowledge of other non-AB control systems such as OPTO, Crisplant and Buschman BOSS would be a plus.
  • Ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot relay logic, ladder diagrams, control components – photo eyes, motor starters, relays, limit switches, proximity sensors, timers, solenoids, Servo drives, frequency inverters, linear drives, tachometers and encoders.
  • Knowledge of PLC programs and ability to troubleshoot ladder logic (read and use for troubleshooting), components (CPU back plains, I/O boards, counters, modules and devices) and communications modules (Ethernet)
  • Ability to execute project tasks assigned.
  • Reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interpret and modify drawings both mechanical and electrical
  • Ability to identify, maintain, and utilize SCADA systems and KPI’s
  • Ability to train others with lesser skills
  • Ability to access all levels and areas of the facility
  • Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures and relate them to others
  • Project management experience
  • Intermediate computer skills including MS Office
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented
  • Team orientation
  • Knowledge of safe industrial work practices

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