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PLC Programmer

Job type:Contract to Perm
Salary/Rate:$35.55 - $35.55 per hour
Business Sector:Light Industrial
Job ref:BV799841116
Post Date:November 06, 2023
Monroe Staffing is a division of Staffing 360 Solutions.  We are a leading staffing agency in the U.S. in the light industrial sector.  We are currently seeking a PLC Programmer (Maintenance Technician II) for a large tobacco manufacturing plant, located in Clarksville, TN.  Eligible employees can elect from a variety of benefit plan choices, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life insurance, and Short-Term Disability.

Location:  Clarksville, TN 37040
Payrate:  35.55/Hour
Days:  Monday - Friday
Hours:  7:00 am–3:30 pm or 3:30 pm–12:00 am
Note:  Some training for this position may take place at our Memphis location.  All expenses would be covered and paid.
Position Summary:
The PLC Programmer will program PLC's, perform preventive maintenance, industrial equipment repairs, and facility repairs, both mechanical and electrical, to ensure the production of high-quality tobacco semi-finished products in a large manufacturing plant.  
*** Must have experience programming PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers). ***
The PLC Programmer will perform the following:

  • The PLC Programmer is responsible for programming Allen Bradley, Siemens, Beckhoff, and other PLC systems.
  • PLC Programmer must be proficient with PLC software including RSLogix and Ladder Logic.
  • PLC Programmer will support Profibus, ControlNet, and Ethernet data communication network systems.
  • PLC Programmer will install, test, calibrate, repair, and modify various types of electrical and electronic controls for high-speed tobacco manufacturing and processing, and industrial equipment.
  • Design and assemble electrical control cabinets.
  • PLC Programmer will program, troubleshoot, and repair all electronic controls and industrial control systems on production equipment and facilities.
  • Program PLC systems.
  • Troubleshoot PLC systems.
  • Troubleshoot variable frequency and DC motor drive systems.
  • Install, calibrate, and repair high-speed camera quality control systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting to determine the root cause of equipment failure and perform corrective maintenance accordingly.
  • Interact and provide guidance to management, in determining the best engineered solutions for efficient production of high-quality tobacco products.
  • PLC Programmer will provide 80% mechanical hands-on work and 20% electronic programming work during normal operations.  
  • Must be comfortable performing hands-on work such as repairs and preventative maintenance on production equipment.
The PLC Programmer will need to have the following:

  • High School Diploma and minimum of 5 years industrial electronic experience.  OR
  • Associate degree in Electronics.  OR
  • Completed two years toward an Engineering degree at an accredited university.
  • PLC Programmer must have previous experience with industrial electronic components and their use in electronic circuits. 
  • Electronics experience with high-speed manufacturing equipment or process control systems.
  • Experience with electrical systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills with the ability to repair complex circuits.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
  • Ability and willingness to operate industrial vehicles such as Forklifts and Scissor Lifts.
  • Extensive knowledge of programming PLC systems.
  • Proficient with PLC software including RSLogix.
  • Proficient with Ladder Logic.
  • Proficient understanding of input/output modules.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong mechanical and mathematical aptitude.
  • Proficient use of hand tools.
  • Required to pass lift truck and scissor lift certification requirements.
  • Required to have valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving report.
  • Willingness and ability to work any shift and in varying departments.
Preferred Skills for the PLC Programmer:

  • Prefer experience with tobacco packaging/processing equipment. 
  • Prefer experience with MMI information system (Maintenance Management Information System).
  • Experience with SAP software.
  • Industrial Vehicle Operation experience (i.e., Forklifts, Scissor Lifts, etc.)
  • Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System.
Physical Requirements of the PLC Programmer:

  • Walking, climbing, stooping, reaching, lifting up to 100 pounds, and working at heights up to 50 feet.
  • Must be able to work in dusty environments when needed.

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