PLC Technician
Dayton Superior

Braselton, Georgia

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The PLC Technician will provide process controls and PLC support at multiple manufacturing facilities. They will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all facility electrical control systems, all PLC/SCADA, controls, networking, and HMI systems.


  • Observes functioning of installed equipment to detect hazards, problems, and the need for service, repair and/or replacement of electrical, electronic and mechanical components.
  • Discusses performance issues and improvement ideas with pertinent technical staff.
  • Reads and understands electronic and electrical schematics; draws sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.
  • Assembles experimental circuitry of complete prototype models according to engineering instructions, technical manuals. And knowledge of electronic systems and components and their functions.
  • Recommends changes in circuitry of installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
  • Upgrade existing systems to include latest hardware and software versions.
  • Identify risks involving PLC, programming, and other electronic components and develop mitigation plans.
  • Source, procure, and maintain critical spares for PLC and other critical electronic components.
  • Provide input into capital planning and project identification.
  • Understands and is able to trouble-shoot and repair solid-state motor drives, solid-state temperature controllers, and computer-based controllers.
  • Sets up standard test apparatus or contrives test equipment and circuity; conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production models.
  • Analyzes and interprets data from solid-state motor drives and controllers scope meters and other troubleshooting equipment.
  • Adjusts, calibrates and aligns circuitry and components and records effects on unit performance.
  • Design programmable logic programs, installs PLC and Programs PLC and Maintenance.
  • Required to maintain backups of programs from all electrical devices. Backup files for all DSC equipment.
  • Troubleshoots PLC issues with facility engineers and managers.
  • Design programs for HMI's, interfaces and installs into production equipment, maintenance and maintains interfaces.
  • Must be able to check newly installed equipment to evaluate systems performance under actual operating conditions.
  • Instrumentation experience in flow meters, temperature (RTD and thermocouple), pressure and level transducers, control valves, smart meters, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
  • Must be able to obtain forklift and aerial lift platform licenses.
  • Works under minimum of technical supervision.

• Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language (i.e. the language of all plant directives) for required document controls, equipment operation, and supervisor/peer instructions.

• Documented proficient working knowledge of Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC's/controls/protocols platforms is required.

• Must be able to work other shifts and overtime to complete work as needed.

• Must be willing to travel a fair amount of time. Travel will require overnight stay to various company facilities, vendors or further education training.

• Must be willing to be on call to support production needs.

• Must have computer skills, with the capability to use email, compile reports and spreadsheets for parts and project tracking.

• Must be able to prepare technical reports for documenting issue/changes to equipment.

• Must be able to manage projects for implementing changes and improvements.

• Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances while maintaining a clean environmentally safe work area. Working knowledge of OSHA and other safety standards of equipment and lock out / tag out.

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience with an industrial setting. Familiarity with Allen-Bradley, Keyence, GE and/or Siemens is preferred.
  • Experience using CMMS and work orders, control graphics, HMI programing and troubleshooting.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

Stand; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

Walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance.

Must be able to handle physical heavy lifting of materials/tools up to 75 pounds. Heavier materials may require assistance.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

The employee will be required to operate a lift truck and work on aerial lift platforms up to 80 feet on a limited basis, 30 feet on average.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud and requires hearing protection.
  • Must comply with company safety procedures. Safety shoes and eye protection are also required.

As part of the Dayton family, you will enjoy competitive pay and a benefit package designed to offer convenience and security to our employees and their families. Our total compensation package includes:

• Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage

• Retirement plan

• Vacation

• Tuition reimbursement

• Short- and long-term disability programs

If we sound like your kind of people, we want to hear from you! Apply today!

Dayton Superior Corporation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Disabled/Veteran.

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