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Packaging Coordinators, Inc. Technical Operations Spec in Rockford, Illinois

Position Title: Technical Operations Specialist

Location: Rockford, IL - Assembly Drive

Department: Maintenance

Shift: 2nd

Reporting To: Technical Operations Supervisor

Responsible For (Staff): no

Sets up, installs and maintains electrical control systems including, but not limited to, Servo systems (for example, Allen Bradley, Emerson, Elau), OITs (for example, Allen Bradley, Panelview, Panelview plus, RSView), PLCs (Allen Bradley SLC, Compact, Control Logix), loop controllers, sensors, ID readers, vision systems, VF and DC drives, labelers, lasers, thermo and ink jet printers, and robotics by checking power and wiring; performing power up procedures; firing laser and ensuring code is printing properly; installing and incorporating modules into machines; and servicing equipment and correcting any identified issues.


  • AC/DC Control Circuits: Knowledge of electrical devices in AC/DC control circuits (e.g., switches, relays, indicators, motor starters, overloads, contactors, fuses). This includes knowledge of types of devices, limits, and functions.

  • AutoCAD: The ability to draft equipment drawings and diagrams for design purposes using AutoCAD.

  • Calibration Procedures and Certifications: Knowledge of the equipment used to rest machine calibrations and the parameters necessary to receive calibration certifications.

  • Drawings and Diagrams: The ability to read, interpret and use the information presented in drawings, diagrams, schematics and blueprints to determine appropriate activities, tools and next steps in the production process.

  • Electrical Component Diagnostics: Knowledge of and the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical defects at the component level (e.g., transformers, relays, controllers).

  • Electrical Knowledge: Knowledge of the basic principles of electricity, wiring, conduit and controls, motors and breakers, and high-low voltage systems.

  • Electrical Systems: Knowledge of 3-phase electrical systems, including components, repair processes, and installation procedures.

  • Hand-eye Coordination: The ability to coordinate one's eyes with one's fingers, wrists, or arms to move, carry, or manipulate objects or to perform other job-related tasks.

  • Hand Tools: Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of basic hand tools (e.g. wrenches, hammers, screw drivers, knives, scissors, and box cutters).

  • Pneumatic Components and Diagrams: Knowledge of pneumatic systems and diagrams. This includes knowledge of functions, components, and safety procedures.

  • Inspection Techniques and Tools:Knowledge of and the ability to apply inspection techniques (e.g. formalized inspection standards, inspection instructions, batch record instructions, best practices), and to use inspection tools efficiently.

  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Procedures: Knowledge of the processes and procedures to lock out equipment while cleaning, repairing or servicing.

  • Machine/Equipment Knowledge: Knowledge of mechanical components, connections, and inter dependencies. This includes knowledge of basic machine operations, gears and drive shafts, and basic electrical wiring.

  • Machine Maintenance: The ability to perform routine and predictive maintenance on equipment and machines, and determine what maintenance is needed.

  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to quickly move your hands, your hands together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • Material Handling Equipment: Knowledge of and the ability to use material handling equipment, including forklifts, aerial lifts, and pallet jacks.

  • Measuring Devices: The ability to read and use micrometers, measuring tools, gauges, indicators and calibration stickers.

  • Mechanical Aptitude: General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, including how and which tools could be used on such equipment machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understand how parts relate and how they impact system functionality.

  • Packaging Techniques: Knowledge of packing materials, systems and machinery. This includes the ability to use packaging and labeling equipment to package products in accordance with company guidelines.

  • PLC Programming: Knowledge of and the ability to read and write programmable logic code for PLCs. This includes knowledge of Allen Bradley and Automation Direct programming, and other control systems.

  • Power Tools: The ability to properly and safely operate, maintain, repair, clean, and store power tools and equipment (e.g., chop-saw, hand drills, table saws, sanders).

  • Preventative Maintenance: The ability to identify equipment maintenance needs by using PM Work Orders. This includes the ability to communicate these needs to the appropriate persons.

  • Production Processes: Basic knowledge and development of plant production processes and layouts, which includes cross-departmental coordination, communication, and planning within our area of responsibility.

  • Servo Drives: The ability to commission, program and diagnose motion systems.

  • Vision-Systems: Knowledge of machine vision systems, including the ability of program code-reading systems.

  • Visual Acuity: The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs) clearly, to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

  • This position may require overtime and/or weekend work.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to all PCI, cGMP, and GCP policies, procedures, rules.

  • Attendance to work is an essential function of this position

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager/Supervisor.

Special Demands:

  • Stationary Position: Under a 1/4 of the day.

  • Move, Traverse: 3/4 of the day and up.

  • Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, or place: 3/4 of the day and up.

  • Install, place, adjust, apply, measure, use, or signal: 3/4 of the day and up.

  • Ascend/Descend or Work Atop: From 1/4 to 1/2 of the day.

  • Position self (to) or Move (about or to): 3/4 of the day and up.

  • Communicate or exchange information: From 1/2 to 3/4 of the day.

  • Detect, distinguish, or determine: From 1/2 to 3/4 of the day.

On an average day, the individual can expect to move and/or transport up to 50 pounds

less than 1/4 of the day.

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