Systems Technician

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, USAMaintenanceR00978309

Position Description

3M is seeking a Systems Technician located in Charlotte, NC. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The Systems Technician II assumes area of responsibility and technical leadership for maintaining control systems, PLC logic, electrical components, equipment reliability, parameter set up, diagnosing machine behavior and resolving complex issues. This position will provide systems technician support for new equipment installations while supporting the full life cycle of our assets including ownership for improving and renewal of our legacy control systems. Specialized training and experience is required to perform the duties and support training of the area technicians in order to advance their body of knowledge. Support the development and implementation of maintenance procedures and techniques for a safe, reliable and efficient operation of the plant

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide asset leadership for assigned area of ownership. This ownership may include:
    • Evaluate equipment needs to determine cost effectiveness and feasibility of repair versus replacement
    • Review and analyze production performance reports to identify possible improvements in maintenance techniques, procedures and methods
    • Assist plant engineering staff in planning, scheduling, and coordinating equipment downtime for major repairs and overhaul
    • Develop and maintain maintenance documentation and records (i.e. work order notes, prints, program backups, software revisions)
    • Assure effective security practices on assigned projects to protect engineering technology and sensitive information
    • Identifying and prioritizing capital renewal plans as it pertains to obsolescence and reliability needs
  • Assist plant-engineering staff in the implementation of metrology, stockroom, work management systems and other administrative programs for effective maintenance operations
  • Provide technical assistance to maintenance personnel in diagnosing, troubleshooting, determining root causes of failures, and eliminating equipment problems
  • Advanced support to troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and improve systems components.
  • Leadership for the development and deployment of our Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, including analyzing available data to improve job plans and frequency
  • Assist in the training of maintenance and production personnel on the appropriate use, maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Update wiring schematics and prints
  • Troubleshoot and solve complex electrical systems and design problems
  • Analyze and interpret signals from log files to improve equipment performance and reliability
  • Follow the maintenance work management process, which includes utilizing the maintenance management software to identify equipment problems, obtain parts, document findings, track personal labor hours and material on jobs, capture repair history, etc
  • Contribute to Manufacturing Conscious Engineering by participating in development and coordination of engineering projects, including design, procurement and installation of new equipment and modification of existing equipment
  • Work with Division Engineering, Facilities, and Environmental Engineering, as necessary, for guidance related to machine design, facilities requirements, and environmental considerations
  • Maintain a safe and organized work environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Two (2) year Technical Degree/Diploma (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution in an engineering related field (Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics, Robotics & Automation, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC’s in a private, public, government, or military environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience with reliability analysis and predictive (PdM) technologies (i.e. Ultrasonic testing, Thermal Imaging, Pareto Analysis, Root Cause Analysis techniques, etc.)
  • Possess good documentation skills
  • Must have the ability to read, understand, and update electrical prints.
  • Ability to communicate, both written and oral, technical information to a diverse audience
  • Possess an advanced understanding of controls logic, PLC programming and networking systems

This position may require:

  • Weekend work
  • Working overtime
  • Working on holidays as needed
  • Short notice shift coverage
  • Frequent physical demands, including:
    •  i.e.: lifting up to 50 lbs.
    • i.e.: frequent standing/sitting/squatting

Location: Charlotte, NC

Relocation: Is not authorized            

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Qualified applicants will be required to take and pass 3M employment testing as a part of the selection process.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)