PLC System Testing Technician

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Date: Mar 1, 2024

Location: Eagle Rock, VA, US, 24085

Company: Dover Corporation

MAAG Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer and Ettlinger – five successful and well experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems and also pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications, but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industry.

Main position objectives

The PLC Systems Testing Technician provides the highest quality in electrical testing of control systems and

mechanical functionality on the Maag family of equipment. Working independently but supported by sales and

engineering, the incumbent is the testing PLC representative for quality and functionality of our product portfolio for

the customer’s equipment and controls prior to shipment.


Position description – Tasks, responsibilities, competencies

· Requires a thorough knowledge of Engineering and Manufacturing practices and methodologies.

· Possesses an in-depth understanding of 3-phase motor controls, Allen Bradley, Siemens PLC’s,

programming and HMI screen design, and related products.

· Reads and evaluates electrical schematics for wire checks and interconnections for testing

· Reads and evaluates mechanical drawings and BOM’s

· Troubleshoots using meters, laptop, schematics, and manuals

· Troubleshoots, reads, and edits PLC logic

· Reviews work orders and specifications prior to starting projects

· Maintains specified test records and reports for all relevant testing data and is accountable for all check

sheets after testing to hand off to project coordinators

· Strives for continuous improvement in the process to maintain optimum operation for the customers


· Tests for spare part orders

· Demonstrates thorough knowledge of Siemens and Allen Bradley controls.

· Possesses MS Office experience including MS Excel experience.

· Works effectively with networking, and internet devices.

· Cleans screens and tanks after testing

· Works independently

· Some travel to customer’s facility to assist in startups should be expected at times.


The incumbent considers all interests of quality, accident prevention and occupational safety as well as environmental

safety in a preventive manner within his scope of responsibility and supports the avoidance of damages to people,

facilities, assets, material and environment actively.

The incumbent is obliged to perform tasks requested by management that relate to his position scope or arise from

company needs. This job description reflects current status, right to make changes reserved.


Work Environment

· Generally a Systems Testing Technician work in a plant setting. One of their main tools include a computer

with proprietary software to create,and modify their programs as well as standard assembly tools. While

performing the duties of this job in a plant setting, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne

particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, hot equipment, hot and cold weather conditions. The noise

level in the work environment and job sites can be loud and PPE may be required.



Physical Requirements

· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. · While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, sitting and climbing. · The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Job Specification

Education (area of studies, Management, IT etc.)


· Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering / Technology, or a related field of education, or relevant

experience is required.

· Training on logic circuits, electric motors, gears / mechanical devices



· Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant job experience


Professional experience (description incl. No. of years)


· Familiar with large rotating equipment

· Able to read and explain manufacturing drawing, schematics and piping and instrumentation diagrams.


· Experience in plastics processing equipment is highly desirable.


Interpersonal skills and behavioral competencies


· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks

· Independent self-starter with ability to problem solve and anticipate and avoid issues

· Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win

· Customer-focused

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Job Function : Manufacturing & Operations

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

Job Segment: Testing, Maintenance, Electrical Engineering, Facilities, Chemical Engineer, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations

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