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Electronic Controls Specialist in Mooresville, NC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Currently seeking an experienced Electrician to work as an Electronic Controls Specialist.  Please contact Andy Reed at awreed@apexlifesciences.com or Stephen Frazer at sfrazer@apexlifesciences.com

704.332.5443


Position Summary:

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, confectionary cooking and tempering machines, motors, drives, automation controls, conveyors, bucket elevators, pick and place packaging equipment, etc. 

Essential Duties:  

  • 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

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • 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
  • 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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 3 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment; including experience performing electrical, electronic/mechanical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • 3  years of electrical/electronic controls experience in a 480 volt, three-phase industrial setting.
  • 3 years of  PLC hands on programming experience with AB SLC500, AB ControlLogix, and AB Panel View HM
  • 3 years of industrial instrumentation troubleshooting and integration (temperature controllers, steam and electric heat applications, flow applications, pressure applications, etc.).
  • 3 years of experience with Variable Frequency Drive troubleshooting and integration into existing equipment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Electronic Technology.
  • 3+ years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment; including experience performing electrical, electronic/mechanical troubleshooting and repairs
  • 3+ years of electrical/electronic controls experience in a 480 volt, three phase industrial setting.
  • 3+ years of PLC hands on programming experience with AB SLC500, AB ControlLogix, and AB Panel View HM
  • 3+ years of industrial instrumentation troubleshooting and integration (temperature controllers, steam and electric heat applications, flow applications, pressure applications, etc.).
  • 3+ years of experience with Variable Frequency Drive troubleshooting and integration into existing equipment
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of OSHA Regulations
  • NCMI Graduate

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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