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Electronic Controls Specialist in Mooresville, NC at Allied Reliability Group

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Under supervision of the Maintenance Manager and Electrical Engineering Manager, perform tasks such as, installation of new and used machinery, engineering of controls for automation and upgrade of existing machinery, maintain and/or repair plant production machinery such as candy forming machines, high speed twist, pillow and roll wrapping machines, vertical and horizontal bagging machines, overwrap packaging machines, confectionery cooking and tempering machines, motors, drives, automation controls, conveyors, bucket elevators, pick and place packaging equipment, etc.


  • Respond rapidly to all production breakdowns with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Access, modify, and/or integrate PLC’s to meet production demands.
  • Diagnose and remedy machine electrical faults, determine necessary repairs.
  • Perform complex adjustments, repairs or replacements on motors, controls, electric tools or other electrical equipment.
  • Learn machine operating and maintenance requirements of all production machines and equipment.
  • Interpret blueprints from locations outside of the U.S. Make corrections and/or modifications to electrical schematics, sketches, etc. needed when upgrades are performed.
  • Install plant processing equipment including AC variable frequency drives, DC drives, timers, counters, encoders, temperature controllers, RTD’s and thermocouples.
  • Perform necessary programming changes required to move, add, or repair the phone, voice mail, alarm, plant networking, and plant access equipment systems.
  • Perform calibration procedures on all required plant equipment in order to comply with FDA and customer requirements. Process all documentation as required.
  • Design and engineer PLC Programming and HMI Programming needed for new machines, machine upgrades & HMI repairs.
  • Perform all IQ, OQ, PQ testing for the electrical department as required. This includes assisting with documentation generation.


  • Strong knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, Machinery and Building Codes in an industrial environment.
  • Ability to understand, comply with and apply the National Electric Code (NEC) in an industrial setting.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of installation, maintenance, and repair related to electrical equipment and facilities
  • Operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in electrical work
  • 3 – 5+ years of electrical/electronic controls experience in a 480 volt, three phase industrial setting.
  • 1-2+ years of PLC hands on troubleshooting experience with AB SLC500, AB ControlLogix, and AB Panel View HM
  • 3 - 5+ years of industrial instrumentation troubleshooting and integration (temperature controllers, steam and electric heat applications, flow applications, pressure applications, etc.).
  • 3-5+ years of experience with Variable Frequency Drive troubleshooting and integration into existing equipment.
  • Ability to read technical schematic drawings and blueprints
  • Experience with Network operating systems, administration, cabling, hubs and routers
  • Ability to develop and implement a preventative maintenance plan for all electrical and electronic equipment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime and various shifts as required.
  • Good writing, reading and math skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with managers and productions staff.
  • Ability to use common precision measuring instruments, gauges and hand tools.
  • Supply a quality set of tools required to complete assigned tasks. 

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of integrity
  • Self-motivated – ability to work independently
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to judge priorities
  • Highly organized
  • Flexible
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Initiative

 Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Electronic Technology or related technical discipline preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of consecutive full time experience in a manufacturing/ maintenance environment; including experience performing electrical, electronic/mechanical troubleshooting and repairs






Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.


Safety Requirements:

All employees are expected to carry out their work functions in a healthy and safe manner, to encourage and support safe work practices at all times, and to report and/or rectify any unsafe conditions that may come to their attention immediately.


Personal Protective Equipment – Must wear PPE as required based on job duties.