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Controls Technician - 3rd Shift Lawrence Plant

Posted Date:  Mar 29, 2024
Requisition Number:  121591

Job Title:                               Controls Technician

Pay:                                        $40.00/hour - $2.00/hour Shift Differential Pay - OT Potential

Incentive Plan:                      Manufacturing Incentive Plan (MIP) Eligible 

Sign-On Bonus:                    $2000

Reports To:                           Technical Assurance Manager

Supervises:                           None

Job Group:                            Professional

Exempt or Non-Exempt:      Non-Exempt/Hourly


Total Rewards:

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision) - Starting Day 1 
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan - with generous company match
  • Hershey Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability



  • This position will be a 3rd Shift with a 6PM - 6AM work schedule. We require that you are flexible to work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays as needed.


Job Summary

As the Control Technician, you will lead the installation, programing, troubleshooting and repair of robotics, and automated packaging equipment. You will support the production and maintenance team by designing solutions for difficult problems and managing automation projects. You will help train and mentor other technicians along with operators.



  • Promote a safe working environment by following all safety procedures
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all spider pickers and robotic palletizers
  • Lead and audit preventative maintenance procedures
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot relay logic, ladder diagrams, control components, photo-eyes, cameras, motor starters, limit switches, proximity sensors, solenoids, etc.
  • Develop training plans for technicians
  • Develop work plans for emergency repair of critical assets
  • Support internal IT needs with associated equipment
  • Perform additional duties/assignments that may be required by management from time to time



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 + years of experience with ABB robotics
  • 3 + years of experience with ABB Pick Master Software
  • 5 + years of experience working with automated conveyors and controls
  • 5 + years of experience reading blueprints and schematics
  • 5 + years of experience with Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) programs
  • 4+ years apprenticeship or equivalent experience in the Mechanical or Electrical field
  • Training at Allen Bradley and ABB technical sites
  • Problem solving skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, in working with Microsoft Windows to include: Outlook, Word, and Excel.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience with robotic or electromechanical maintenance
  • Knowledge of computer networking systems and infrastructure
  • Low voltage signal tracing and troubleshooting of logical devices and signal feedback loops
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors and internal customers
  • Ability to work with multiple plants.
  • Ability to support local IT needs to interface with manufacturing automation.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Associates or higher degree from a vocational school or college with a focus in the Mechanical or Electrical field preferred.
  • BS Degree in controls and programing of ABB robotics, spider picker programing and packaging automation or 5 years of experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands to arms; talk to hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Nearest Major Market: Lawrence

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