Position Description

Controls Technician (Electrician)
Location PA - King of Prussia
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Controls Technician for our First Quality Retail Services Group. This position will be located in King of Prussia, PA.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for working in a safe manner to troubleshoot and repair all electrical/electronic systems on production equipment in a specific area of the plant with minimum downtime. Secondary function is to install new equipment or modify existing equipment under the supervision of Electrical Manager, Engineer, Project Manager or Electrical Shop Leader. They take personal responsibility to prevent accidents and injuries by observing established working rules, follow the directions of supervisors, practice the principles taught in safety training and provide ideas to further strengthen our program.



7AM-7PM or 7PM-7AM on a 3-2-2 Schedule (work 3, off 2, work 2)



  • Adheres to all Safe Work Practices (SWP) and organizational policies and procedures. Must abide by all safety requirements and attain safety goals.

  • Use test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, computers, etc., to determine the causes of electrical/electronic failures.

  • Replace faulty components as necessary to repair the production equipment.

  • Install conduit, wire, enclosures, etc., as necessary for new equipment or modifications of existing equipment.

  • Perform work neatly in accordance with the National Electrical Code.

  • Modify documentation as necessary to reflect changes made to machinery whether temporary or permanent.

  • Follows parts room procedures to ensure that parts used are properly reported. Notifies parts department of any parts that need to be stocked.

  • Work from drawings, sketches and verbal instructions.

  • Perform preventative maintenance.

  • Daily inspections of production equipment for electrical safety and correct operation.

  • Recommend improvements and upgrades to improve equipment operation.

  • Direct the work of the B Line Electricians.

  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.


Additional Skills:

  • Must be familiar with PLC’s and electronic drives. Must be familiar with AC and DC motors and controls.

  • Must be able to use necessary test equipment.

  • Must have tools necessary to perform tasks associated with the position.

  • Must be familiar with the National Electrical Code.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and interface with all departments.

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work with a minimum of supervision.


  • Associate Degree in Industrial Electricity/Industrial Electronic; or an  Associate Degree equivalent such as military training or trade school; or successful completion of Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

  • Must have five (5) years of experience in industrial machine repair.

  • Must be able to pass written, practical and technical aptitude tests.

  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language and perform basic mathematical skills. Must be able to pass minimum required standard on all competency tests.

  • Must be able to pass written, practical and technical aptitude tests.



Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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