Exide Technologies Electrical Controls Maintenance Technician in Salina, Kansas
The Electrical Controls Maintenance Technician will be responsible for using knowledge of electronic theory and electronic test equipment to troubleshoot and repair the electrical and process control systems of our industrial battery manufacturing equipment. Self-starter with excellent problem solving, communication, teamwork, safety, Lockout/Tagout, and project management skills. Complete electrical installations as required to properly and safely complete assigned tasks.
The starting pay rate will be between $26.00-$30.00 per hour; skill and business need will determine pay.
About the Salina, KS plant:
Largest plant in physical size in Exide’s portfolio
Produces the most batteries on an annual basis
Approximately 800 employees
50+ employees in maintenance department; more than 1 Electrical Controls Tech per shift
Average years of company service is 7.5
Salina, located at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135, is a city of 53,000 people. It has a strong, diverse economy, based on industry sectors in aviation, technology, production cabinetry, manufacturing, medical services, education, and transportation and distribution. As such, it has become a regional employment, retail, medical, and hospitality hub for North Central and Central Kansas.
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Exide Technologies offers a strong benefit package that includes the following:
Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans
Short-term, long term disability and employee life
Paid Time Off
Exide pays the majority of your benefit contribution costs
Most benefits are effective on your date of hire
Apply online or text plantjobs to 97211 to begin your pre-screening process!
Coordinate and implement maintenance training related to electrical and control systems
Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical and controls systems, to include PLCs, VFDs, motor starters, PID loop tuning, digital and analog I/O, etc.
Identify best practices that ultimately reduce equipment downtime
Seeks out unsolicited automation and control projects and improvements that contribute to the plant performance to include support plans to modernize existing obsolete plant control systems
Use Work Order software system and other computer programs as required
Support new installations, improvements, and optimization projects in all areas and support projects to modernize existing obsolete plant automation and control systems
Provide programming, debug, and troubleshooting support for all factory automation systems, plc’s, hmi’s, vfd’s, robots, PID loop tuning, motor control, electrical power distribution, etc.
Develop and implement programming modifications to the factory automation systems that will facilitate plant performance standards and simplify operator intervention
Assist in developing documentation for new and existing plant automation and control systems
Maintain current program versions for all plant automation equipment on the central controls computer drive, or document management system
Involved in plant shutdown activities relating to skills and tasks assigned responsible for continuous improvement in all areas of Maintenance department
Comply with current Quality Systems requirements
Understand marketplace and update systems as needed and capable to work effectively with plant engineering and all related departments.
Follow objectives and guidelines, to include support of Kaizen events.
Follow Lean Manufacturing procedures.
Perform other work as assigned by the supervisor or management personnel including 5S cleaning.
- Sitting, standing, bending, twisting, and walking as necessary. Wearing of PPE is required. Employee is required to repetitiously lift and handle equipment and parts weighing from grams to 50 pounds.
- Knowledge of all electrical tools, i.e. multimeters, amp-meters, megohmmeters, power meters, process meters, etc. Person must possess above average computer skills that relate to modification of, and upload/download PLC and panelview programs. Familiar with common hand tool usage including power tools.
Education, Experience, Skills Required:
Preferred candidate with 2 year degree from vocational school in industrial electronics and controls, experience with Allen Bradly Programmed Logic Control related products and ladder diagram logic. Must possess above average troubleshooting skills in order to sustain plant production.
Must achieve passing score on pre-employment assessment
Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.
Job Locations KS-Salina
Requisition ID 2020-2655
Category Manufacturing - Maintenance
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Address 413 E. Berg Road
Postal Code 67401