Controls Technician


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Breinigsville, PA, US 

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Controls Technician

Job Description:

  • Responsible for diagnostics, repair, maintenance and calibration of brewery instrumentation and electrical control systems. Must be proficient with PLC’s and related controls.
  • Work to attain department and brewery goals and objectives. 
  • Diagnose and repair all electrical, instrumental and process malfunctions - must be fluent in electrical, instrumental and mechanical troubleshooting. 
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical power transmission equipment and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Comprehend process schematics.
  • Diagnose, repair and overhaul process pumps, automatic control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, electrical AC/DC troubleshooting, and related systems.
  • Develop and implement PPM and troubleshooting programs and job aids.
  • Maintain accurate records and data. 

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma and applicable technical knowledge required. 
  • Highly skilled technical background to include; process management, engineering: able to update prints and schematics, continuous improvement, Instrumentation: develop, perform, and institute calibrations and repairs, Highly advanced PLC Knowledge: Must have extensive knowledge and practical application, computer and networking expertise, highly advanced electrical knowledge and training, strong manufacturing integration knowledge and experience. 4-6 years’ experience, Strong mechanical knowledge.
  • Advanced PLC Knowledge: programming experience: Allen Bradley systems, Modicon systems, Discrete I/O interfacing, troubleshooting, Backplane, Networking, Event Sequencing, Application Development, Program control instructions, Math and Data programming instructions, Analog communications (instrument interfacing), HMI application building, HMI programming and data collection, Analog configuration and troubleshooting, Network building, communications, and troubleshooting, Produced/ consumed Data & messages and Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair Ethernet/IP 
  • Process Control; Instrument tagging, Instrumentation, Electrical, and piping diagrams, Expertise in Final control elements, Level controls: diagnose, calibrate, repair, install, program into process, Expertise in Automatic controls and hardware, Calibrate install diagnose flow measurements and controls, Calibrate and tune control loop performance, Knowledge of level controls and measurement, Differential pressure controls, and flow measurements, Expertise in process analytical devices and effect on product safety and quality. Develop and calibrate loop controls.
  • Advanced Motor Controls; Reduced Voltage Starting systems, Electronic sensors, Timers and controllers, AC variable Frequency controller, DC SCR speed control drivers, Programming AC and DC Drives with feedback 
  • Advanced Electrical Knowledge; basic through advance Electrical knowledge, and troubleshooting, Circuits, Inductors/ Capacitance, measurement, fuses, breakers and Motor drives, Motors, generators and transformers, 3 phase Electrical Theory, application, and troubleshooting, DC generation, AC alternators, Synchronous motors, Power Generation and Distribution, Electrical and Electronics control systems
  • Mechanical; Mechanical drives, Gear boxes, Pneumatics, Advanced: controllers, vacuum systems, interfacing, Valve controls and calibrations, Mech-atronics; Robots application experience, interfacing, Automation controls an applications 
  • Manufacturing/ Integration; 5 years process experience in manufacturing environment, Programming and Instrumentation knowledge, Project management or project experience, Strong maintenance background, Strong CMMS based knowledge, Strong teamwork and interpersonal skill, Demonstrated ability to support and enhance others. Experience with participative leadership and time management. 
  • Ability to be flexible and shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment. 
  • Self-starter, proactive.
  • Demonstrated ability to be successful in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a “get-it-done, can-do” attitude. 
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint or MS Access. 
  • Must be able to work in a team oriented and “Safety First” environment. Safely, efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with all team peers and customers.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience and knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices. Allen Bradley and Modicon experience preferred.

Physical Requirements: 
  • Ability to endure on a daily basis, excessive walking, standing, crouching, lifting (excess of 60lbs), twisting 60lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand for long periods of time, climb flights of stairs, work from elevated areas, and wear a respirator and/or hearing protection when required by the job.
Working conditions: 
  • There is frequent exposure to warehouse/production environments subject to noise and cold/hot temperature changes. 

Boston Beer Company

Boston Beer Company jobs
One Design Center Place, Suite 850
Boston, MA, United States

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