GSE Environmental

Senior Maintenance Technician (PLC Experience)

Job Location US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 12:05 PM)
# of Openings


The purpose of this position is to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and perform preventative maintenance inspections on various types of industrial machinery and equipment.


  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and perform periodic maintenance on the following machinery: synchronous belts, v-belts, sheaves, roller chains, sprockets, pneumatic conveyor systems, motors and gearboxes, several types of pumps, extruders, compressed air systems, blenders, hoist/crane, and equipment associated with plastic extrusion
  • Operate the following: An oxy-acetylene torch, arc and mig welders, tig welders (a plus), drill press, pipe threading machines, forklifts, scissor lifts, precision measuring devices such as dial indicators, digital and dial calipers, telescopic gages, electrical test equipment etc.
  • Align various types of equipment such as motors, gearboxes, couplings and pulleys etc.
  • Mentor Tech I, II staff as needed.
  • Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting techniques, motor starters and frequency drives, using PLC inputs/outputs or MCC electrical diagrams
  • Uses the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on a daily basis to enter time spent on projects/repairs, communicate turnover items to supervisors and other shifts and to enter repair comments

Other Job Functions

  • Assume an on-call status.
  • Adhere to proper safety and housekeeping guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive experience in troubleshooting, interpreting, modifying and programming PLCs
  • Working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLCs including PLC5
  • Experience using Control logic and ladder logic
  • Must be able to draw out PLC/Electrical circuits
  • Familiarity with networks and networking
  • 5 + years mechanical maintenance experience in an industrial, distribution or warehouse environment
  • Working knowledge and experience in the maintenance and repair of conveyor systems, forklift trucks, cranes, compressors, printers/labelers/scanners/and scales
  • Working experience and basic knowledge of electricity, circuits and wiring
  • Working knowledge of basic plumbing
  • Experience working with commercial HVAC systems
  • Requires knowledge of security control systems, e.g., devices, controllers, switches, etc.
  • Hands-on experience using CMMS
  • Excellent communication, interaction and team skills
  • Complete understanding of lockout/tagout procedures and general safety requirements
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics


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