• Location: Holland, Michigan
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15782

Controls Technician

Location: Holland, MI
Pay: $25-$33/hour
Shift: 2nd and 3rd shift

Job Summary-
Under general direction of Team Leader, provides technical support to enable the Maintenance Department to independently carry out daily responsibilities and integrate all phases of electronic/automated equipment installation, updates, and repairs.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities-

  • Work is complex and difficult in character and requires strong technical and broad business knowledge.
  • Requires independent problem solving and decision making with general direction given on project objectives and broad guidance from corporate strategy and goals.
  • Provides technical support by monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing all complex electrical, electro-mechanical, automated systems, and robotics systems.
  • pdates equipment, solves mechanical problems, and gives direction for proper repairs in support of Maintenance Department.
  • Reviews engineering specifications and designs of new equipment and/or redesign of existing equipment.
  • This includes safety requirements, electrical codes, and standardization of components, cost-effective design, and maintainability of equipment.
  • Maintains machine, mechanical, and/or equipment documents as necessary.
  • Participates in continuous improvement processes.
  • May work on projects involving cost reduction, up-time improvement, or evaluation of new equipment, etc.
  • Establishes new preventative maintenance procedures and periodically audits/updates existing procedures.
  • Works independently on assigned projects that range from simple program modifications to major redesigns that may have a mechanical, pneumatic, or electronic scope.
  • Solves mechanical problems and gives direction for proper repairs.
  • Assigns tasks and trains other staff as needed.
  • Work may involve irregular work schedules and exposure to chemicals, high voltage from electrostatic equipment, loud noise, and hazardous waste. Understand your responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.
  • Cooperate with OSHA MIOSHA inspectors.
  • Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Follow all safety rules. Report unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
  • Will not remove or make ineffective any protective device such as a guard, light curtain, etc.
  • Will not use or operate any machine or equipment that the employee is not trained to operate.
  • Will not use or operate any machine or equipment in a manner that may endanger any employee including themselves.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, update, and work on all equipment in designated area of responsibility.
  • Must have current knowledge of electrical codes and electricity and be able to apply it to the job.
  • Machine rebuilding and mechanical knowledge including hydraulics required.
  • Strong project management skills to work on projects independently under minimal work direction.
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts and work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to lead, train, and support other staff Ability to use and program personal computers and programmable machine controls with demonstrated knowledge of existing/new machine programming languages.
  • Computer Aided Design skills required to create, update, read, understand, and work using mechanical, machine, and/or equipment documents.

Education and Experience-

  • Associate’s degree in a technical discipline plus one-year experience mechatronics or controls repair.
  • Or completion of apprenticeship as mechanic or electrician (i.e. journeyman card) and five years’ experience which includes advanced electronics/programming; or equivalent.
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