Elite Line Services

Controls Specialist Technician

4 weeks ago



Elite Line Services is currently interviewing candidates to join our winning team as a CONTROLS SPECIALIST TECHNICIAN!


The Controls Specialist Technician is responsible for ensuring that Safety comes first in all efforts. This position will provide proper training to the Technicians on device troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. This position will also be responsible for troubleshooting, design/implement/document control solutions for material handling systems, and be on call as needed. This position requires strong project management skills, effective communication skills, be self-directed and have the ability to multi-task and deliver results in a dynamic environment. 


The successful candidate will: 


  • perform Allen Bradley (AB) PLC control level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI.
  • follow change management process and develop ad-hoc PLC ladder code change using Rockwell RSLogix family IDE’s (5000 preferred).
  • be familiar with AB PLC processors (CompactLogix and ControlLogix preferred) and input/output modules. Knowledge of other non-AB control systems such as OPTO, Crisplant and Buschman BOSS would be a plus.
  • use AutoCAD to review, develop and maintain electrical schematic and conveyor layout drawings.
  • be responsible for incident follow-up, root cause analysis and documentation.
  • document control system and equipment configuration changes.
  • have the ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot relay logic, ladder diagrams, control components – photo eyes, motor starters, relays, limit switches, proximity sensors, timers, solenoids, Servo drives, frequency inverters, linear drives, tachometers and encoders.
  • be proficient in PLC programs, troubleshoot ladder logic (read and use for troubleshooting), components (CPU back plains, I/O boards, counters, modules and devices) and communications modules (Ethernet)
  • mentor technicians by motivating, providing guidance and directions to help them achieve their goals.
  • develop and maintain a good working relationship across all levels in the organization.
  • have the ability to provide enriched feedback to enhance individual performance
  • complete all safety training as assigned by the Company.
  • comply with all ELS safety programs, policies and procedures.
  • perform additional duties/assignments that may be required by management from time to time.


Basic Qualifcations:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of control system working experience in Allen Bradley PLC based controls design, development, implementation and support
  • Flexibility with work hours and days (24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation including holidays)
  • Position is require to be on-call, including holidays and weekends
  • Experience with email and MS Excel
  • Experience in Allen Bradley (AB) PLC control level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI.
  • 2+years AutoCAD work experience on control layout design and schematic.
  • Up to 10% of regional travel is required.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A 2 year professional electrical training degree or a 4 year BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields.


• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize different projects and work load


• Proven ability to communicate effectively (written and verbally) with peers, management, vendors and customers.


• Self-motivated and customer-centric



Physical demands of this job may vary and can include (but not limited to), lifting, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, crawling, bending and kneeling.





Elite Line Services is a major single source maintenance solution in the industry with the band width to service all of your equipment maintenance needs. We maintain all original equipment manufacturers for material handling equipment, BHS, PBB, Facilities, GSE and vehicles. Our hybrid programs efficiently cross utilize technicians between equipment types to provide seamless coverage that protects the best interest of our customers. Whether this is getting full warranty value for new parts and systems or applying experienced and specialized technical support for mature equipment needs, ELS has you covered.


Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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