Position Description

Controls Technician- Products
Location PA - McElhattan
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 Nutek Disposables facility located in McElhattan, PA. 


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Observes all OSHA and company safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment at all times. Notifies Supervisor of potential electrical hazards and takes immediate corrective action. Demonstrates basic National Electrical Code understanding.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, and calibrates electrical sensors including: photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, magnetic, pressure, temperature, weight and position sensors.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, and commissions all electrical control devices including: AC drives, DC drives, Servo Controllers, contractors, motors, breakers, solenoids power supplies and indicator lights.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and commissions all PLC/HMI based hardware including: processors, discrete and analog I/O cards, power supplies, network adapters, Distributed I/O, dedicated operator interfaces such as Panelview, PC based interfaces and message displays such as Rsview.

  • Diagnoses problems using laptop computers interfaced to PLC’s HMI’s and servo systems utilizing electrical schematics, meters, oscilloscopes, and any additional resources available.

  • Makes small program changes in PLC’s logic, HMI’s programs and servo controller logic to aid in the diagnosis and repair of machine problems.

  • Makes wiring/programming changes on all production equipment as required.

  • Performs electrical preventative maintenance at scheduled intervals as assigned.

  • Assists Production, Maintenance, Process and Project Engineers to meet daily priorities, coverage, and special projects.

  • Assists with projects and equipment installations as necessary.

  • Shares knowledge and techniques with team members and assists with training of new personnel.

  • Attends all training seminars provided by the company when applicable.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • High School Diploma with Associates Degree in electronics or equivalent.

  • Preferred 1-3 years of industrial experience.

  • Personal Computer skills including specific controls programming software and basic e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet applications.

  • Has fundamental knowledge of electrical theory and principles of operation.

  • Has advanced knowledge of all controller-based hardware and software.

  • Standard knowledge of product specifications, quality requirements, production goals, efficiency and waste.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • With assistance, can operate production equipment.

  • Makes quick and accurate electrical repairs and program changes.

  • Works well in a team environment.


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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