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Saint-Gobain Industrial Controls Technician - 1st shift in Taunton, Massachusetts

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We’re one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a Top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain’s remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse, and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences, and together, we’ll create a better life.

The Industrial Controls Technician coordinates and services maintenance and electrical functions safely to ensure that the plant equipment performs at maximum levels while minimizing unscheduled interruption of the plant operation. In addition, this individual is also responsible for the training and counseling others on controls, electrical maintenance procedures, equipment troubleshooting and best practices. Repair and maintenance of manufacturing production machines and facility support equipment. Inspect, maintain, repair, troubleshoot and preventative maintenance of electrical systems and Industrial Network, including, PLCs, variable speed drives, control panel circuitry, high temperature ovens, facility power and HVAC.

The Industrial Controls Technician coordinates and services maintenance and electrical functions safely to ensure that the plant equipment performs at maximum levels while minimizing unscheduled interruption of the plant operation. In addition, this individual is also responsible for training on electrical maintenance procedures. Ensures operation of machinery and electrical equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on drives, back-up power systems, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and other electrical related systems. Maintains electrical controls software in support of programming for the facility. Participate in OPL’s for maintenance and operator training. Programs HMIs, PLCs, Servos, and other electrical systems. Ensures plant Industrial Network is effective and meets business standards.

Makes timely and appropriate decisions when an emergency or breakdown occurs so that production interruption is minimized. Assists in root cause failure analysis (Kaizen) for chronic problems or to identify appropriate maintenance practices. Diagnose electrical problems and determine how to correct them, checking schematics, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary. Uses PLC, computer interfaces for troubleshooting as needed. Demonstrates flexibility to perform various roles within the maintenance department as assigned. Responds to emergency maintenance service requests accordingly.

Supports new equipment specification review.

  • Must observe and enforce all safety rules, working conditions and habits of employees. Must abide by the Workplace Safety Guidelines and Company Policies.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair of process and facility mechanical and electrical equipment. 

  • Possess a strong desire to apply the philosophy of Safety and “Continuous Improvement” in all areas.

  • Supports engineering with Manufacturing 4.0 and automation initiatives.

  • Perform routine electrical and mechanical preventative maintenance (PM/PdM) and inspection of process and facility support equipment.

  • Assist in the emergency troubleshooting and repair of process and facility equipment with plant personnel, contractors and vendors. 

  • Oversee contractor electrical upgrades and repairs and maintain electrical code compliance and 5S.

  • Maintain shop cleanliness, in accordance with company 5S policy and guidelines.

  • Monitor, maintain and purchase inventory of replacement components. 

  • Proactive maintenance planning

  • Reporting on maintenance tasks & projects

    Strong skills in planning, organizing, knowledge of programmable logic controllers, electrical systems, and process control systems is required.

    High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required. Associates Degree preferred.

    Works well independently and with others

  • 3+ years of experience as a Maintenance Technician or relevant manufacturing experience

  • Reading comprehension, mathematics and writing

  • Good oral and written communication

  • Organized with attention to detail

  • Must be competent in all of the following skills:

  • Process control programming and trouble shooting

  • PLC’s: Allen Bradley, Siemens, Automation Direct

  • HMI development

  • Basic Knowledge of AC and DC circuits and trouble shooting ability

  • Ability to utilize CAD software for creating and modifying schematics and drawings

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to set up, calibrate and troubleshoot pressure, temperature, flow meters

  • Knowledge of control networks (IP and Modbus) and SCADA systems

  • 0-10 volt and 4-20 ma loop knowledge and troubleshooting

  • VFD knowledge and configuration

  • Ability to work in a respectful way in a collaborative environment.

  • Ability to work as a team to meet goals/KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).

    Must be able to work a variety of shifts including weekends and evenings for emergency service and scheduled coverage

    Lifting Requirement of 35 lbs, weights above 35 lbs require assistance.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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