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PLC Controls Technician


Posted: 03/11/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Technicians Job Number: 14611485 Pay Rate: $83200 / year

Job Description

The JobSquad Solutions is currently looking for PLC Controls Technicians to work at a company located in Buckner, KY! These are Direct Hire positions!

Position Overview: We are actively seeking experienced PLC Controls Technicians to join our prestigious food processing client in Buckner, KY. Our client prioritizes innovation, quality, and employee welfare, making it an ideal workplace for motivated individuals. These positions are available on the 3rd shift (10:00 pm - 6:30 am), with some 2nd shift also available, offering competitive wages ranging from $35 to $40 per hour. Successful candidates will benefit from family insurance benefits starting from day #1.

Competitive wages at $35-$40/hr.

Family Insurance Benefits from Day #1!


Programming experience with Allen Bradley PLCs

  • Performs electrical, controls, and mechanical repairs to plant machinery, equipment, and facilities. Responds to plant control needs or electrical issues. 
  • Performs PLC programming. 
  • Maintains plant IT hardware. 
  • Upgrades machine controls and safeties following NEC and State codes. 
  • All procedures and practices used are grounded in standards, regulations and laws addressing occupational safety (OSHA), building and electrical codes, and food safety and food quality (FDA) in addition to environmental safety (EPA) in accordance with Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Upgrade all machine controls to current PLCs or PACs and machine safety to CAT 3 level. 
  • Monitors and installs electrical equipment per NEC code.
  • Provides electrical safety training to maintenance personnel to include arc flash; qualified workers, LOTO 3-point verification.
  • Provides technical training to the maintenance department.
  • Provided troubleshooting assistance to maintenance department. 
  • Work with internal and external resources on plant projects.
  • Prepare and maintain all specific documentation related to job activities.
  • Follows and enforces standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA, and EPA. 
  • Effectively communicate with coworkers and outside contractors. Be discreet in the use of company confidential information.
  • Perform other duties as required.


This position does not have direct reports.


  • A minimum of five years’ experience with industrial PLC’s (Allen Bradley), electrical / electronic experience required. 
  • Associate’s degree in Electronics or Electromechanical Technologies preferred. 
  • Must adhere to all safety, food safety and quality rules and procedures. 
  • Must be able to work overtime and other shifts as assigned.

Call 888 JOB TEAM or Email Pete O'Connell @

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Meet Your Recruiter

Pete O'Connell
Director of Business Development

Hi, I am Pete O'Connell, I am the Director of Direct Hire Talent Acquisition here at Advance Employment.  I have been with Advance employment for 2 years.  I have over 30 years of experience in Operations Management and 7 years of experience in Direct Hire Recruiting before coming to Advance Employment.  My years of experience give me the ability to connect and communicate with Candidates at every level.  From Janitor to CEO, I can focus on their experience and strengths for our positions.

I am proud of our growth in developing a Team of Direct Hire professionals.  Our mission to perfectly match outstanding Candidates with Clients and present Candidates in a professional manner.  We always follow up during the interviewing process to schedule interviews and assure Candidates are prepared and committed to the process.

A little about me.  I am spiritual and believe that destiny brought me to this wonderful supportive family of professionals, and I have a Cat.


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