Sr. Electrical Controls Specialist

at Allied Reliability Group in Joplin, Missouri, United States

Job Description

The Electrical Controls Technician contributes to the success of the Plant by providing mechanical and electrical support for the entire manufacturing operation. The Electrical Controls Technican is responsible performing preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and corrective maintenance to the Joplin manufacturing plant. Candidates work in a team-based, self-managed operation with high levels of team interaction to effectively solve problems, perform production level maintenance, and utilize electronic driven production systems.

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Span of Control: No direct reports. The Joplin Plant has 120 employees with one manufacturing line

Live the Safety Stand- Living Safely

+ Ensures a safe and environmentally compliant workplace where safety is a first priority.

+ Sustainability and Environmental Compliance / Stewardship.

+ Strictly adhere to all plant safety practices, codes, procedures, and programs.

Principle Duties:

+ Work management

+ Works from a planned work order process and work from a reactive basis. Completes records, reports, job summaries, CMMS updating, responsible for SAP duties.

+ Assist in the development and completion of PM and Predictive maintenance programs for all motors, panels and electrical components/systems.

+ Updates drawings or documentation as required.

+ Variable Frequency Drives, Motion Control, Robotics

+ Ability to fully troubleshoot drives – DC and AC variable frequency drives, motion control drives, and communicate technically with outside technical support when needed.

+ Install and commission VFD’s and motion control drive.

+ Combustion Systems

+ Perform combustion system maintenance, troubleshooting, and properly tuning.

+ Electrical Systems

+ Ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot power distribution systems, branch circuits, lighting systems, transformers and wiring methods and materials.

+ Sensors and Controls

+ 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, tachs and encoders.

+ PLCs and HMI

+ PLC programs, ability to troubleshoot ladder logic (read use for troubleshooting), components (CPU back plains, I/O boards, counters, modules and devices) and communication modules (Ethernet).

+ Programming of local HMI’s to improve performance, upgrades, operator performance improvements.

+ Mechanical Systems

+ Troubleshoot/install/commission pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical driven systems.

+ Enhance maintenance processes through equipment and systems analysis to identify opportunities for equipment or process modification, equipment replacement, or application of new technology.

+ Provide electrical, controls and automation support to automation projects, plant process, packaging and utility operations.

Principle Expectations

+ Actively participates in the safety, communication process, continuous improvement, and good housekeeping programs as established within the plant.

+ Understand and applying basic industrial electrical code (local compliance issues).

+ Capability to read schematics and P&ID drawings.

+ Capable of determining fusing thermal overload protection, wire sizing, motors, etc.

+ Understand and complies with all electrical safety OSHA safety standards – Arc Flash, Tools, Safety procedures, etc.

+ Performs root cause analysis to include trend analysis, machine deterioration analysis, and condition based monitoring analysis.

+ Actively participate in work teams and committees that are established to increase the plant’s performance.

Leading and Developing Talent

+ Participation in both formal and informal training programs designed to teach personnel the operating and trouble-shooting techniques for the completed control system.

+ Participates in talent development, training and builds open, trusting environment that promotes listening, respect, winning, and fun.

+ Communicates effectively throughout the plant and ensures people have the right information to win.




+ A minimum of 5 years of industrial maintenance experience, training, and/or education

+ Must have high school diploma or equivalent

+ Must be 18 years of age or older.

+ Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

+ Must be able to work 12-hour shifts.

+ Will be required to pass a physical and drug screen.

+ Will be required to complete a background check

+ Will be required to pass performance test


+ Strong working knowledge of the following manufactures process control hardware (Allen Bradley PLC5 and SLC 500, ControlLogix, CompactLogix etc.) for specification of the following

+ Expertise in PLC I/O Modules (Point I/O, Flex I/O), PLC I/O buses (Profibus, Fieldbus, DeviceNet, ControlNet. etc.)

+ Expertise in Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives and Motion Control

+ Expertise in Sensors and Sensor Software (Level, Pressure, Temperature, Proximity switches, Encoders, pH, vision, position indication, etc.)

+ Motors, breakers, power distribution 12kV and below

+ Electrical Codes – NFPA 70, NFPA 86, NEC, etc.

Req ID No.: 2020-5188

External Company Name: Allied Reliability, Inc.

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Street: 1983 State Line Rd

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Job Posting: JC168548203

Posted On: Sep 19, 2020

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021