PLC/Maintenance Technician - Skylane

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Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Under general supervision, this position installs, repairs, and performs preventative, corrective and predictive maintenance on a wide variety of Program Logic Controllers (PLC), Variable Frequency Drives, and Servo equipment. This position also installs, repairs, and performs preventative and emergency maintenance on a wide variety of wine bottling line equipment that operates at 260 bottles per minute. Additionally the Specialist will perform repairs on support equipment, buildings, fixtures and systems. 


  • Perform mechanical tasks, such as lubrication, filter replacing and mechanical repairs to pumps, compressors, filters and various bottling equipment.
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair winery equipment.
  • Maintain install and trouble shoot Program Logic Controllers Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi and Siemens.
  • Repair and maintain equipment package change parts.
  • Review service requests for repairs, and maintenance, determine nature and recommend appropriate solution.
  • Maintain servo drives controllers and motors.
  • Use technical publications to troubleshoot and repair equipment.
  • Use Integrated Maintenance Management Program to track and account for used parts inventory.
  • Purchase needed parts, receive and install.
  • Conduct limited technical inspections on winery and bottling equipment and perform required preventative maintenance actions.
  • Perform predictive maintenance on winery and bottling equipment.
  • Perform conduct corrective maintenance on winery and bottling equipment.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and perform required preventative maintenance actions.
  • Operate pertinent test equipment for the position (Multi Meter, Amp Meter and Ohm Meter).

Perform any other task as assigned.


  • Must be able to speak, read and write English.
  • Must possess good communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Must be capable of reading and interpreting technical manuals and electrical schematics
  • Must be able to follow, observe and enforce all safety rules and regulations.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of computer technology and be capable of working with Microsoft Word, Excel, an Automated Maintenance Management System and E-mail.
  • Must be a self starter, capable of working with limited supervision.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of commercial / industrial electrical practices and procedures 110 /220/480 VAC.
  • Have a working knowledge of high performance controllers, servo drives and servo rotary and linear brushless motors for coordinated motion.
  • Must be capable in Control Logix
  • Must be capable in Data Highway Plus
  • Must be capable in Device Net
  • Experience in manufacturing industry
  • In depth experience and knowledge of PLC. (Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC's HMI's CPU's
  • Carry out Software changes and PLC Programming.
  • Site Support and software commissioning of Allen Bradley and Siemens Mitsubishi PLCs.
  • Interface with vendors on install or upgrade of existing equipment.
  • Install and program variable frequency drives.
  • Must be available to work on-call for 2nd shift as needed.


3-5 years experience.

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