Electrician with PLC Experience

Date Posted: September 12, 2018
Clearwater Paper
Shelby, NC
Category: Electrical
Job Type: Hourly

Clearwater Paper

Company Description

Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting and cutting. At Clearwater Paper, we're dedicated to the success of our customers and our employees. If you're looking for a sense of purpose, teamwork, and a leading company that's growing fast, we're looking for you.

Job Description

Clearwater Paper Corporation is seeking experienced Electrical Technician with PLC programming and Electrical troubleshooting experience.  Ideal candidates will have experience troubleshooting equipment in a highly automated work environment, consisting of primarily Allen Bradley PLC, HMI, Servo Drives, motion controls, instrumentation and associated hardware.


Responsibilities include, but not are not limited to:

  • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of photo eyes, proximity switches, limit switches, PLC input/output modules and all associated control wiring.
  • Configure, troubleshoot and repair motors, motor control centers, variable frequency drives and soft-starts up to 4160 Volt.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot position feedback devices, encoders, load cells, hydraulic systems, natural gas burners and boiler control systems.
  • Installation, calibration and troubleshooting of pressure, level, flow, temperature, consistency, conductivity, turbidity and pH transmitters.
  • Tuning of process control loops and machine control systems.
  • Programming and troubleshooting of DCS, PLC and HMI interfaces.
  • Perform configuration and logic modifications to DCS and PLC control systems. Modifications will include programming in ladder logic, block logic. sequential logic and statement logic.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose configuration and implementation of integrated and stand-alone graphic human machine interfaces.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose specification of communication protocols, including Profibus, serial and industrial Ethernet.


Required education and related experience:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Legally permitted to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend basic English
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated electrical experience and/or 2 years mechanical experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with PLC’s, pneumatics or hydraulic systems.
  • Experienced in working with computerized maintenance system preferred.

Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

  • PLC Programming
  • Perini & ChinLee rewinders; UNO wrappers, Infinity wrappers; folded machines and/or experienced in troubleshooting and performing maintenance on packaging equipment in a manufacturing environment.
  • Work may include consistent walking, using aerial lifts, working on catwalks/heights, working in/around equipment, confined spaces, using a variety of hand tools after any/all required safety training is completed.

How to Apply

Complete the application on the Clearwater Paper website.