Position Description

Lead Controls (Electrical) Technician
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 Lead Controls (Electrical) Technician for our First Quality Retail Services located in King of Prussia, PA.  This position will be responsible for taking 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. Responsible for working in a safe manner to lead control technicians in troubleshooting and repairing all electrical/electronic systems on production equipment with minimum downtime. 


Primary responsibilities include:



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

  • Directs the assignments of Control Technicians on shift to troubleshoot and repair production machinery.

  • 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.

  • Acts as the point of contact on shift to resolve electrical issues and assign available resources.

  • Keeps the electrical staff informed of any unresolved issues and requests additional resources as necessary.

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

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

  • Modifies 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 Room of any parts that need to be stocked.

  • Works from drawings, sketches and verbal instructions.

  • Performs preventative maintenance.

  • Provides insight and information regarding job performance for electricians to Group Leader.

  • Responsible to train others regarding equipment operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

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

  • Recommends improvements and upgrades to improve equipment operation.


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • Must be experienced with PLC’s and servo systems.

  • Must be familiar with AC and DC motors, controls, and electrical devices.

  • Must be able to use necessary test equipment.

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

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

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

  • Associate Degree in Industrial Electricity/Industrial Electronics; or an Associate Degree Equivalent such as military training or trade school.

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

  • Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language and perform basic mathematical skills. 

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

  • Available to work a flexible schedule including overtime and/or weekends


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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