Electronic Controls Technician

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Other Engineering
Waverly, IA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

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Seeking a motivated Electrical Controls Technician to join our team.


  • Relocation package - $3750 for candidates living more than 50 miles away
  • 2nd Shift: 4PM-12:00AM -Monday-Friday
  • Starting hourly pay of $34.74, plus shift differential of .40
  • $3000 sign-on bonus, paid out in three increments (paid out $1,000 at 30 days, $1,000 at 6 months , $1,000 at 9 months)
  • Overtime available and assigned on rotational basis
  • Comprehensive Nestlé benefits after 30 days of employment

Electronic Controls Technicians (ECT) are PLC technicians that handle all factory electrical, electronic and equipment controls with a focus towards safety, quality and production efficiency. The ECT designs, modifies, troubleshoots and repairs production electronic components such as machine controls, robots, HMI’s, PLCs, motors, drives, and communication equipment. They must apply industry standard electronic safety standards, understand electronic circuits, read and edit PLC ladder logic, understand and modify CAD electrical and mechanical drawings, and be proficient in Windows operating systems. ECT’s must work with equipment operators to ascertain problems with equipment, test and troubleshoot faulty electronic systems and machinery, assist in the predictive/preventative maintenance of electrical components and computers, train operators, and process work orders. ECT’s are expected to understand and troubleshoot unique equipment, such as X-Rays, automatic guided vehicles and vendor-specific, non-standard controls.This position requires strong teamwork with both management and plant-floor personnel. ECT’s will perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


2-year Electrical Technician Degree or equivalent work experiences and references.

Strong electrical design and troubleshooting skills,

Must be proficient in the following platforms and standards: RS Linx, RS Logix 500, RS Logix 5000, Factory Talk View, DeviceNet, EtherNet, Data Highway, Microsoft Windows, Lock-Out Tag-Out standards, Troubleshooting a 480v electrical connections, Standard electrical symbols and understanding electrical prints, NFPA 70e.


Knowledge of the following platforms and standards is desired: Intellution iFix, Wonderware InTouch, RS Asset Centre, SAP, Autocad, Wireless Technologies, Motion Controls, Robotics, High-speed Cameras, X-Ray, Calibrations, Checkweighers, Labelers (Ink and Laser), Electrician Certification, AC Power up to 480V DC power primarily below 50V.

DUTIES (List most difficult to perform first, etc.)

  1. Design, install and/or troubleshoot electrical and electro-mechanical components such as motors, VFD’s, motion systems, and electrical connection parts such as relays, termination blocks and sensors.
  2. Perform projects using PC & PLC programming, maintain documentation and communicate updated documentation to associates and staff

  1. Perform projects using SCADA & HMI programming and maintain documentation, including but not limited to Intellution IFIX, Wonderware InTouch and RS ControlLogix and AB PanelView
  1. Perform instrumentation implementation and calibration.

  1. Perform control system and electrical troubleshooting and maintenance as assigned by the Supervisor. Keep Supervisor up to date on the status of all assigned projects, programming, work back log, on-going problems and safety issues.

  1. Perform electrical and electrical safety compliance checks
  1. Work on teams to improve or alter production line operations.
  1. All duties will be performed in compliance with NEC, OSHA, NFPA and any other applicable code requirements.

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To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

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