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Controls Technician (1st Shift) Mon-Fri

Mountville, PA
Job Description


The Controls Technician is responsible for the plant PLC platforms, calibration of sensors/electronic devices, and other types of automation to ensure the facility can run at full functionality.

Primary Duties:
  • Calibrating and repairing electronic instruments on process equipment
  • Electrical troubleshooting of Industrial Equipment (PLCs, Drives, Servos, 480V Motors, 24VDC Control Circuit, Labelers, Robotic Palletizers, Closed Loop Controls, etc.)
  • Create, adjust and modify PLC programs on process equipment
  • Testing instrumentation and control systems for proper functionality of process equipment
  • Updating blueprints and machine drawings
  • Repair/replace/upgrade PLC's, Drives, Servo's, robots, etc.
  • Perform programming upgrades on robotic palletizers
  • Act as a Controls Subject Matter Expert on new project installations (PLC platform, instrumentation recommendations, wiring schematics, etc.)
  • Completion of PMs (Preventive Maintenance)
  • Act as a relief supervisor for the PLC Controls Supervisor when needed
  • Tasks are to be completed while maintaining the highest safety, food safety and quality, cost and GMP standards in a high-speed manufacturing environment.


  • Minimum four years' experience in a Maintenance Electrical Technician role in a manufacturing environment or related capacity
  • High School Diploma/GED with substantial experience in manufacturing maintenance and reliability required.
  • Associates' Degree in an engineering, technology or scientific related discipline is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Controls or Mecatronics Engineering is preferred.
  • Experience with CMMS Software required - (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
  • Project Management experience is desired.
  • Experience in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Work cooperatively in cross-functional teams to solve persistent downtime issues
  • Effective communication (both written and verbally) and interpersonal skills
  • Possess advanced computer literacy
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees and build effective working relationships
  • Understanding of basic principles of the SQF program and other food safety policies/procedures

Work Environment:
  • Primarily, manufacturing environment
  • Some exposure to fluorescent lights
  • Exposure to manufacturing equipment hazards, especially forklifts
  • Standing and walking on concrete floors
  • Frequently exposed to a variety of dust particles
  • Forklift Traffic
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50lbs

Potential Hazards:
  • Bumping into & slipping
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Bending, twisting, lifting
  • CTS candidate.
  • Slips, Twists and Falls

Hazards controls:
  • Training on housekeeping issues and awareness of location.
  • Training in proper methods of lifting and load handling

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
  • Hearing-ordinary conversation
  • Ability to verbally communicate to team & managers
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Near & far vision acuity
  • Must participate in pulmonary screening
  • Stooping and bending
  • Walking
  • Sitting

  • Hours: 8-hour shifts (6:00 AM to 2:30 PM)
  • Monday-Friday
  • Work Overtime as needed to meet project demands

  • N/A

Compensation and Benefits:
  • New starting wage is $44.00 per hour (commensurate with experience and location). *Note that rate could change based on shift schedule.
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Legal and identity protection insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Adoption assistance
  • 401(k)
  • PTO
  • Parental Leave

Hain Celestial is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, expression, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to talent@hain.com opens an email client application or call 516-587-5000 to let us know the nature of your request.