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Automation Controls Technician

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 4/22/21

Job Description

Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. In this "always-on" world, we believe it's essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do. The epicenter of this transformation is powered by the world's most advanced networks - the connectivity we create.

Our expert employees are rethinking the purpose, role and use of our networks across the globe; to increase bandwidth, expand capacity, improve efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From sports arenas to state-of-the-art data centers - we provide opportunities where you can innovate and create, while growing and developing your career. Come connect to your future.


Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of business unit goals and objectives. Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing PLCs, AC/DC Drives, and diameter Control systems. Also, the individual will participate in general maintenance duties of the equipment and facilities as directed by their supervisor.

Work Hours and Schedule:
  • 4x4 Schedule 6:30-6:30 12 hour shifts (nights)

Responsibilities: (but not limited to)

  • Troubleshoot and repair machine Electro-Mechanical malfunctions, utilizing appropriate test equipment to analyze problems and correct deficiencies to include: multimeters, oscilloscopes, Laptop computers, PLC interface.
  • Be able to work effectively with Automation and Instrumentation devices in support of engineering and control technicians.
  • Troubleshoot equipment Motor and Drive control Issues.
  • Follow All proactive safety measures to include but not limited to NEC, NFPA, and other pertinent safety codes. Ensure safety procedures, such as Lock-Out Tag-Out, are followed at all times
  • Have extensive knowledge of production systems, including but not limited to: compound system, air compressors, and pit water system
  • Strong fundamental understanding of 3 phase electrical systems, machine/motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, VFD and Servo systems
  • Assist in Developing, coordinating and managing ongoing in-house training programs.
  • Support the Parts department by assisting with identifying and maintaining parts used on the equipment and inventory of repair parts and manufacturing supplies
  • Capable of executing project assignments, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision
  • maintaining program backups as necessary
  • Maintain calibration records for Diameter control systems. Experience with Beta and Zumbach a plus
  • Demonstrate sound troubleshooting skills.
  • Maintain PM and records for all plant equipment
  • Must be able to read electrical drawings and schematics
  • Other general facilities and project duties as assigned by supervisor
Education / Experience / Skills:


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 2 years' PLC experience. Preferred: Allen Bradley ControlLogix, Legacy PLC products, SLC, PLC5
  • 2+ years of demonstrated manufacturing experience working with PLCs / HMIs / VFDs controlling process and automation equipment
  • Minimum of 2 years' technical experience working with AC/DC/VFD drives. Preferred Allen Bradley AC/DC drive products including Powerflex and Kinetix products.
  • Display Good Mechanical skill set
  • Will consider military experience and technical training in lieu of industrial experience
  • Associate's Degree in Mechatronics, Industrial Systems or Electrical related fields

Why CommScope?

Our dynamic work environment attracts forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what’s next. We provide our employees with opportunities where they can innovate and build, while growing and developing their careers. We thrive with change and know the value diversity plays in bringing forth new insights and generating better solutions. Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving.

Company Details

CommScope, Inc.

Hickory, North Carolina, United States