Job Description - PLC Techician in East Durham
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PLC Techician

Ref: US_EN_6_914766_1457121

Posted on 22 July 2022


As a leader in Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology, BrightView Technologies designs and manufactures highly innovative MLA optical components.  The Maintenance Technician will utilize their education, training, and experience to ensure all manufacturing, research and development, and building equipment and infrastructure is maintained in good working order. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining facility manufacturing and internal building equipment to ensure BrightView operations continue to run without interruption.  The Maintenance Technician will take direction from the Manufacturing Engineer and will be responsible for repairs, preventive maintenance, safety inspections, process improvements, coordination of building infrastructure issues with the landlord, and other assigned tasks. 


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain all operational equipment (Manufacturing and Research and Development) and facility infrastructure including repairs
  • Facilitate process set-up and start-up as needed to meet Overall Equipment Effectiveness targets
  • Collaborate with other functional departments in the scheduling of down time and PM repairs
  • Identify and correct equipment and infrastructure safety-related breakdowns, hazards, and related risks.
  • Maintain accurate and current records of equipment maintenance using the maintenance database.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and participate in improvement events as required
  • Identify and order replacement parts, planned spares, and other related materials as required
  • Participate in daily production and safety team meetings
  • Communicate issues and status of actions with supervision and leadership team

  •  5 - 10 years of experience as a maintenance technician or mechanic in a manufacturing environment, building maintenance, or industrial equipment repair operation.
  • Associates degree in technical discipline a plus
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and plumbing systems

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Able to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, plumbing, pneumatic, hydraulic, or plumbing systems
  • Experience with operation and function of Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Knowledge and application of OSHA regulations
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations Preventive Maintenance system
  • Ability to use CAD software and read and understand engineering drawings and schematics
  • Ability to travel with an expectation of a minimum < 5% time spent traveling 
  • Ability to act with integrity, respect, honesty, professionalism, and confidentiality

  • Integrity:  Maintains and promotes high ethical standards and honest behavior in all activities.
  • Initiative and Ownership: Asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than passive accepting; proactively takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; persists in the face of obstacles. Assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.  Finds work responsibilities and activities personally satisfying.  Looks for ways to succeed in positions of increasing responsibility.  Willingness to encourage/pursue innovation
  • Work Ethic: Commitment to diligence, persistence, and determination in accomplishing objectives.  Effective use of time.  Completes most tasks on time with a pride in the quality of the work.
  • Agility: Demonstrates flexibility and maintains effectiveness in a variety of environments, with different tasks, people, and responsibilities. Drives self for results.  Responds with appropriate speed and sense of urgency.
  • Decision Making:  Secures relevant information; identifies key issues and cause-effect relationships; chooses solutions after considering resources, constraints and values; committed to action.
  • Organizes and Plans Work:  Establishes course of action, deadlines, and task allocation to accomplish a specific project or goal. Establishes procedures for follow-up and monitoring of results. 
  • Communication:  Clearly conveys information to the right audience, through written and/or verbal methods.  Listens to and fully involves others in decisions/actions.  Effectively presents information.  Appropriately manages conflict. Fluent in English both written and spoken.
  • Stakeholder Focused:   Makes key stakeholders (internal and external) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions.  Considers impact of actions/plans on stakeholders.  Anticipates and responds quickly to stakeholder needs.  Gives high priority to stakeholder satisfaction and builds strong working relationships with stakeholders
  • Supports Others: Actively participates as a member of the team and supports others to move the team toward the completion of goals.  Positively influences and interacts with colleagues as well as customers and suppliers across various geographical locations and cultures
  • Embraces Change: Actively seeks alternative solutions; recognizes problems as opportunities for change.  Consistently remains open to ideas.
  • Learns Continuously:  Actively participates in learning activities.
  • Displays passion for efficiency, safety, quality, and customer satisfaction
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

    1. Climbing: Going up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary movement.   Can be up to 20% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    2. Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.  Can be up to 10% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    3. Walking:   Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.  Can be up to 75% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    4. Standing:  Particularly for sustained period of time.  Can be up to 90% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    5. Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.  Can be up to 50% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    6. Feeling:  Sensing objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.  Can be up to 25% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    7. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the speaking.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.  Can be up to 75% of time involved with this activity during a day. 
    8. Hearing:  Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than a 40 db loss @500 Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral, communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.  Up to 60% of time involved with this activity during a day.
    9. Physical demands:  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds frequently.  Need to occasionally use 100 lbs. of force to push an object and up to 10 pounds of force frequently in pushing an object.
    10. Visual demands:  Ability to perform visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines, using measurement devices, assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes. 
    11. Physical surroundings:
      1. The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
      2. The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
      3. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
      4. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

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