Controls Technician

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/28/2023 8:10 AM)
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Job Description/Responsibilities

Buffalo Trace Distillery is seeking applicants for Controls Technician to join our team in Frankfort, KY, this is a night shift position, with a starting salary of $32.77 per hour.


Primary responsibilities include (however may not be limited to):

  • Skilled performance of all plant electrical duties including PLC & MCC installation and maintenance
  • Ensure PLCs, robots, and any additional automation is functioning as expected
  • Read electrical schematics
  • Possess ability to install, trouble-shoot and maintain conduit wire, motors and electrical equipment on 240-volt, 3 phase and 440-volt systems
  • Ability to install variable speed drives and troubleshoot electronic control systems including electric eyes and relays
  • Ability to program A.B. programmable logic controls.
  • Install, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, adjust, clean and maintain machinery, equipment, fixtures, piping and plumbing systems, etc. 
  • Read blueprints, manuals, drawings, computer screens, sketches and/or oral instructions


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in industrial automation
  • A record of successful maintenance experience with a mastery of skills needed to perform everyday maintenance tasks in a fast-paced manufacturing facility
  • Hands-on experience with electrical, PLC programming and hardware, and equipment troubleshooting
  • Ability/Willingness to work second or third shift
  • Successful candidates will be required to receive acceptable scores on several tests including mechanical and electrical aptitude exams, pre-employment physical, and drug/alcohol screening
  • Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and problem solving abilities
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrated ability to perform work with high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings and ladder logic
  • Ability to operate industrial equipment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent safety and attendance records
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance or Journeyman Electrician
  • Manufacturing systems experience
  • Rockwell Automation Controls training
  • Allen Bradley PLC programming experience


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