Controls Technician

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,200 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Controls Technician

Your Tasks

As a Controls Technician you will be responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing various control systems operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in electrical systems, PLC programming, and automation technologies.

Your Profile

 

  • Perform routine inspections and preventive maintenance on control systems to ensure optimal performance reliability.
  • Troubleshoot control system issues and implement effective solutions in a timely manner to minimize downtime.
  • Collaborate with engineers and other team members to design and implement control system upgrades and modifications.
  • Document all maintenance and repaid activities, including updating schematics, manuals, and other technical documentation.
  • Has the ability to install and troubleshoot, Motor Starters and Controls, like Cycle Start Buttons, Limits Switches, Sensors, Power Supplies and can run wire said items. Also understands the difference between PNP and NPN.
  • Knowledge of AC and DC voltage a must – 480V to 24V
  • Install, maintain, and repair control systems, including but not limited to PLCs, SCADA systems, DCS, HMIs, and other automation equipment. 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working  as a controls Technician or in a similar role.
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical certification or associate degree in electrical engineering, automation, or a related field preferred.
  • Proficient in PLC programming and troubleshooting(e.g., Allen-Bradley, Siemens, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of electrical systems, instrumentation, and control devices.
  • Experience with SCADA systems, DCS, HMIs and other control system software.
  • Ability to interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagram, and technical manuals.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel as needed

Physical Requirements

 

  • Varying periods of time standing/ walking in the plant
  • Must be able to perform the following: walking, standing, climbing, pulling, and or pushing, carrying, grasping, using hand-to-finger movement, balancing, reaching, twisting, turning and stooping for most of every day. 
  • May occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Ability to walk and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Good physical condition with the ability to lift to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Good hand/eye coordination, motor skills, 20/20 corrected vision and hearing within the normal range. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • There will be prolonged periods of standing and walking in the plant daily.
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct safety inspections.
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to all safety needs on the floor or in the office areas.
  • Must wear all PPE when in protected areas.

 

 

 
 

 

We Offer

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

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Aurubis is an employer that stands for diversity and equal opportunity. Employment decisions are made regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion and belief, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental and physical impairment and social origin or any other legally protected characteristics of an individual.

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