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Engineering Associate - Automation & Process Control

Marlborough, MA 01752

Posted: 04/14/24 Employment Type: 12 Months Industry: Other Job Number: 7569

Job Description

This position is for a Process Control Technician to work in the Electronics & Industrial (E&I) Marlborough Maintenance group providing value through maintenance support throughout the site.  

Candidate will support the Automation and Process Control systems and provide first contact support to operations, maintenance, and automation engineers.  Candidate will participate in regular and scheduled maintenance activities with vendor/contractor support and other maintenance functions.  Candidate will implement and support control system best practices under the direction of the Site Electrician/Process Automation Engineer and/or other A&PC guidance. 

Major Duties

Successful candidate will be responsible for.

  • Perform condition monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Control Systems DeltaV and GE Fanuc/ Allen-Bradley PLC, VFD, and communication systems.
  • Hands-on experience in the Delta V system and PLC’s
  • Perform software maintenance of all relevant systems.
  • Responsible for Password integrity of all Control systems. Assign system access levels.
  • Ensure sufficient stock of spare parts for Control Systems, Information Technology, and communication systems.
  • Liaise with other departments for coordination of maintenance activities.
  • Ensure that vendors and contractors are managed safely and effectively.
  • Carry out emergency procedures as necessary. 
  • Perform housekeeping in the work area to maintain site safety standards.
  • Perform safety hazard assessments before initiating work to ensure the elimination of hazards.
  • Follow safe work permit and lock-out tag-out procedure on equipment to ensure it is inoperable and safe to work on.
  • Participate in maintenance reliability programs and processes.
  • Calibrate, install, and maintain electrical/electronic equipment, pneumatic process control, and related systems.
  • Contributes to the design, implementation, and programming of control systems for equipment Upgrades and new installations.
  • Demonstrate ability to:
    • Work on sophisticated electronic equipment, or it must be expected that the individual can work on high-tech equipment.
    • Analyze systems and processes and make necessary corrections.
    • Apply his/her capabilities to solve problems.
    • Write and maintain control of systems software.  This includes but is not limited to PLCs, DCS, and drives.
  • Technicians must have a general knowledge of the process area to which they are assigned, its procedures, and hazards.
  • Utilize computer and administrative skills for feedback to various maintenance systems utilizing current CMMS, or as directed by management.
  • Assist other A&PC teammates as needed to complete tasks.
  • Record history, review/ upgrade maintenance strategies for assets
  • Be able to troubleshoot issues that affect manufacturing. 
  • Be available for calls on off hours if problems arise.
  • Identify areas of improvement including design changes and preventive maintenance improvements.
  • Interact with production operators to understand issues and concerns and address appropriately.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with people (Technicians, Engineers, Management) at all levels of the organization.
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to set priorities/organize work.

Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum 2 or more years of industrial maintenance experience in electrical and instrument maintenance
  • Control Equipment/electrical technician apprenticeship card or Licensed electrician.
  • Must be able to meet Client’s Operations safety requirements. 
  • Use of PPE – personal protective equipment, adherence of Client safety standards and processes 
  • General computer skills - familiar with Microsoft software tools.
  • Duties include frequent lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds, standing, walking, sitting, grasping tools and equipment, reaching with hands and arms, climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, and balancing.

Work Hours:

  • Must be able to work all scheduled times of the week.
  • Day shift: 7:00am to 3:30pm
  • The position offers overtime hours contingent on business demand.
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