Master Controls Technician
Kearney , Nebraska
October 19, 2017
Eaton has an opening for a Master Controls Technician located in Kearney, NE.
The Master Controls Technician will manage and complete projects of small to medium scope throughout the facility working with Focus Factory Teams on Continuous Improvement Projects.  Provide support to Control Techs and Production as required.  Work independently with minimal supervision on PLC programming and troubleshooting.
Essential Functions:
  • Develop and/or assist in implementation of Continuous Improvement Projects with departments throughout the facility.  Special focus is to be on control systems (electronics) for PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • Supports production through machine component(s) upgrades and applications of new or improved technology.
  • Read, interpret, and design electrical drawings / schematics.
  • Evaluates new technologies for application in future equipment design.
  • Assists with the project tasks to appropriate personnel.
  • Develops projects for inclusion in capital budgets
  • Assists the Supervisor/Manager with capital projects for new production and infrastructure  equipment.
  • Supports stock room system with component repairs and additions to cover new projects.
  • Assist in ordering and maintaining supplies and materials to sustain Maintenance requirements.
  • Establishes and supports teams for machine and/or process improvements.
  • May need to provide back-up support when the Supervisor/Manager is out of the facility.
    Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Technology, or Electronics from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience on manufacturing equipment
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience using PLC or CNC controls including; FANUC, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron, and Rockwell controllers.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Electrical, Electronics, or Industrial Technology
  • 5 years of experience on manufacturing equipment
  • 4 years of experience using PLC or CNC controls
  • 2 years of experience with vision systems such as, Cognex
  • Electrical Certifications/Qualified Electrical worker

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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