Controls Tech in Wilsonville, OR at Volt

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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    12 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt has several open positions for one of its clients in Wilsonville, Oregon who is seeking a Controls Technicians.

The Controls Technician is responsible for the electrical assembly of automation equipment per supplied drawings, schematics, and diagrams in accordance with company, industry and customer standards, Works with industrial PCs, PLCs, servo motion controllers, motors, transducers, and sensors in an industrial automation environment. Machines may involve robots, machine vision, and lasers.


  • Builds electrical assemblies from schematics and drawings, including control panels, cables, and electro-mechanical sub-assemblies.
  • Works with team of electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians in the assembly and testing of custom automation systems.
  • Installs cables and field I/O wiring on machines in accordance with schematics and drawings.
  • Wires main power cables, robot controllers, motors, UPSs and other AC devices at up to 480VAC 3Ø.
  • Installs various assemblies that require electrical wiring, e.g. monitors, keyboards, mouse’s, and task lights
  • Assists with machine start up and testing.
  • Assists mechanical technicians with mechanical assembly and testing as assigned.
  • Stay current with applicable industry and customer electrical standards.
  • Provides general assistance in the installation and repair of machinery at customer’s facility. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General understanding of industrial control systems, especially servo motion and robotics.
  • Skilled in interpreting mechanical, electrical and pneumatic drawings, diagrams, and schematics.
  • Skilled in the use of basic hand and power tools, especially wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, cutting tools, measuring tools, drills, and grinders.
  • Experience with basic electrical troubleshooting; including use of a digital multimeter.
  • Knowledge of common electrical sensors, including optical, pressure, vacuum, and proximity sensors.
  • Good quality soldering skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English. Good documentation skills.
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and also independently.

Education and Experience

  • AS degree in electronics or equivalent are required for this position.
  • Three to five years’ experience in the building, maintenance, or installation of capital equipment is required. A combination of experience and training (military, relevant associate’s degrees, etc) will also be considered.
  • Working knowledge of electrical standards such as NFPA 79, NEC, UL508, and CE a plus.
  • Experience with PC hardware and software and Windows 7 in an industrial setting is a plus.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.