PLC Programmer


Monroe Staffing, a division of Staffing 360 Solutions, is a leading staffing agency in the U.S. in the light industrial sector.

We are currently hiring a PLC Programmer (Electronic Tech) for a large tobacco manufacturing plant, located in Clarksville, TN.


Eligible employees can elect from a variety of benefits plan choices, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life insurance, and Short-Term Disability.


Location: Clarksville, TN 37040

Payrate: 35.14/Hour


Note: Training for this position will take place at our Memphis location.  All expenses are covered and paid.  Training is 8 non-consecutive weeks.


Position Summary:

The PLC Programmer will perform preventive maintenance and equipment/facility repairs, both mechanical and electrical, to ensure the production of high-quality tobacco semi-finished products in a large manufacturing plant.


Responsibilities of the PLC Programmer:

  • PLC Programmer will maintain and repair all electrical and electronic devices associated with equipment, machinery, or facility structure.

  • Design and assemble electrical control cabinets.

  • Program, troubleshoot and repair all electronic controls and industrial control systems on production equipment and facilities.

  • Troubleshoot PLC systems.

  • 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 work and 20% electrical work during normal operations.

  • Be aware of the Company environmental, health & safety policies and comply with the objectives as it relates to the role.

  • Follow company safety rules.

  • Know the potential health & safety risks and environmental impacts of work activities and understand role in mitigating these impacts.

  • PLC Programmer is expected to understand responsibilities for compliance with regulatory requirements and company standards.

  • Complete EHS-required training and follow operational procedures.

  • Immediately report all injuries and illnesses.

  • Participate in EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) programs as required by assigned site/role (e.g., PULSAR safety observation program, Safety Triggers).

  • PLC Programmer will drive & support IWS implementation including DDS Drumbeat, Breakdown Elimination, and Defect Handling.

  • Maintenance Planning & Scheduling, Equipment Ranking, Lubrication, Spare Parts, Shop Tools & Supplies – 6S, and AM Pillar Support.


Educational Requirements for PLC Programmer:

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.


Requirements for PLC Programmer:

  • PLC Programmer must have 3 years of industrial electronic experience in maintaining electronic and electrical systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Extensive knowledge of PLC systems.

  • Good troubleshooting abilities.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Strong mechanical and mathematical aptitude.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail, proactivity, and effective follow-through.

  • 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.

  • Work Keys: Applied Math – Level 5, Workplace Documents – Level 6, Graphic Literacy – Level 4, Workplace Observation – Level 3 preferred, Applied Technology – Level 5.


Preferred Skills for Maintenance Technician:

  • Prefer experience with tobacco packaging/processing equipment and MMI and PLC navigation.

  • Experience with tobacco packaging and processing equipment.

  • Knowledge of and experience with SAP.

  • Industrial Vehicle Operation experience.

  • Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System.


Physical Requirements of Maintenance Technician:

  • Walking, climbing, stooping, reaching, lifting up to 100 pounds, and working at heights up to 50 feet.

  • Must be able to work in hot/cold temperature environments.