Controls Maintenance Technician

Controls Maintenance Technician

Balance Staffing

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We are seeking to hire a Controls Maintenance Technician to support our client in Oxnard, CA.
 Our client is a global leader in food & beverage ingredients.  
We are looking for motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented individuals to join our growing team.
Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy working in a team environment?
This is the opportunity for you!

Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Controls Maintenance Technician will provide support to Maintenance and Operations by troubleshooting and diagnosing day-to-day issues with production equipment controls, such as PLCs, VFDs, and other drives, as well as other electrical and mechanical components. This position is for the first shift.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of PLC controls, troubleshooting, diagnostic and basic programming. Allen Bradley and Automation Direct PLCs are highly desired.
Knowledge of Allen Bradley VFDs programming/setting, troubleshooting, and diagnostic.
Be able to read/interpret ladder diagrams and drawings. Be skillful in accessing PLC programs through a laptop and determine failures, diagnostic program issues, etc. Knowledge of AB Studio, PanelView, ControlLogix, MicroLogix, PowerFlex, etc.

Job Description:

  • Create and complete Work Orders into Computer Maintenance Monitoring System (CMMS).
  • Performs all work in a safe manner to include following specific procedures for Lock out Tag out (LOTO) before making repairs.
  • Understands and follows good manufacturing practice (GMPs).
  • Observe functionality of equipment to determine the need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement
  • Completes preventative maintenance (PM) work as assigned and according to schedule
  • Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF and in accordance with customers specifications and Governmental agencies including but not limited to OSHA, FDA, and EPA
  • Uses schematics, blueprints and diagrams to troubleshoot and diagnose equipment or process-related issues and problems
  • Makes recommendations regarding working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of equipment.  Responsible for timely reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance to include timeliness
  • Maintain the company’s commitment to providing quality products and services with an emphasis on integrity, accuracy and inventory controls  
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable safety, quality, regulatory and environmental regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or state-issued equivalency certificate plus five (5) years of controls maintenance experience
  • Maintenance in a food manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Experience reading technical drawings and schematics.
  • Knowledge and practical applications experience in electrical/electronics, PLCs, A/C and D/C motors, drives and controls.
  • Ability to safely use power tools
  • Proficiency in all phases of machine work
  • Working understanding of CMMS system
  • Highly knowledgeable and skilled in preventative maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of packaging equipment
  • Skilled in developing productive, collaborative working relationships across departments and with customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting, and executing simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at an intermediate level; MS Outlook at an intermediate level
  • Skilled in identifying, analyzing, and resolving problems in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and guidelines
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to quickly resolve issues and communicate to team members effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Ability to frequently lift up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Stand, walk, push, pull, squat, bend, and reach during shifts

Ability to work flexible schedules, overtime and weekends as required

Additional Information:

  • Must successfully complete all applicable pre-employment screenings. I.e. background check, drug screening, physical and/or employment verification as required, etc.

Job Location:

  • Oxnard, CA

Shifts Available:

  • 1st Shift – Monday – Friday – 8:00am Start time, Overtime, and some Saturday’s

Job Types: 

  • Full-Time, Contract to Hire


  • $ 96K – $125K. (DOE)


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: 

  • In-Person

Apply now and one of our recruiters will reach out to you!
Balance Staffing is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

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