Controls Technician (3rd shift)

Reference Number: JLS-5060-5064
Location: Indianapolis, IN

A global leader in the consumer-packaged goods is looking for Controls Technicians for their plant in Indianapolis, IN.


The Controls Technician will be the lead subject matter expert on all manufacturing equipment controls to include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and associated process instrumentation to include pressure, flow, temperature, and I/P analog applications. This position will also be responsible for troubleshooting, design and implementing of document control solutions for our manufacturing equipment and processes. Act as a liaison for internal and external resources and be on call as needed.

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong project management skills, effective communication skills, self-directed, and have the ability to multi-task and deliver results in a dynamic environment.
  • Must be a hands-on person who spends more time on equipment optimizing and improving existing processes than at their desk.
  • Perform Allen Bradley PLC control level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI.
  • Develop ad-hoc PLC ladder code changes using Rockwell RS Logix family (5000 preferred).
  • Familiarization with A/B PLC processers (CompactLogix and ControlLogix preferred) and input/output modules and Device Net.
  • Support Continuous Improvement Activities and Teams.
  • Use AutoCAD to review, develop and maintain electrical schematic and equipment layout drawings.
  • Work with Maintenance, Engineering, IT and Operations to improve equipment functionality, throughput, and uptime.
  • Develop training program for improving the maintenance staffs troubleshooting capabilities on electrical, instrumentation and control system equipment.
  • Document control system and equipment configuration changes and keep the documentation updated and accessible.
  • Perform Preventive maintenance and system management of PLC systems such as program back-ups, UPS systems, firmware/software updates, configurable parameter documentation and control cabinet/wiring termination management, I/O commissioning, Instrumentation calibration and updating electrical schematics and associated documentation.
  • All of duties as assigned.


  • Associate degree in an Industrial Technology, Electromechanical Technology or Engineering Technology.
  • 2-3 years of control system experience working with Allen Bradley PLC based controls in a manufacturing environment with a focus on troubleshooting, process improvement, instrumentation calibration and preventive maintenance on electrical systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Experience in Allen Bradley (A/B) PLC control level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI.
  • Basic AutoCAD work experience on control layout and schematics.
  • Passion for troubleshooting electrical controls and developing maintenance technicians’ skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize different projects and workload.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, (written and verbally) with peers, management, contractors, and vendors.
  • Self-motivated and customer centric.
  • Demonstrate a very high sense of urgency. Speed to market is critical.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have ability to understand oral and written instructions in English
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work within a team environment as well as being self-motivated.
  • Must have good job performance and attendance records


Contact me for more information at: or 317-678-0120

Jenny Sochocki

Manta Resources, Inc.