Engineering Technician

MAC Incorporated

Engineering Technician Northlake, Illinois
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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret maintenance manuals, schematics, and wiring diagrams to implement, repair, assemble, disassemble, and validate controls on equipment.
  • Program, install, calibrate, test, diagnose, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on electrical controls systems and components for industrial equipment, including servos, RTD’s (resistance temperature detectors) and pneumatic devices.
  • Build and wire electrical panels to prints
  • Troubleshoot, problem-solve, modify, and implement controls systems for equipment, conducting unit replacement, electrical wiring, PLC programming and managing upgrades.
  • Correct and redline electrical schematics
  • Directly interact with Engineering/Equipment department, Business Development department, clients, and upper management to plan deployments, resolve problems, manage expectations, and communicate status.
  • Prepare, forward, and maintain rigorous and accurate reports of system failure, service history, and equipment conditions.
  • Comply with organization’s standard operating procedures.
  • Indirectly supervise support staff and outside contractors as needed.
  • Assist maintenance with troubleshooting, refurbishments and training during high demand periods.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Management
  • Documentation (Change Control)
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Service Tools (troubleshooting)
  • Warranty & Cost Management


  • Bachelor degree from an accredited university.
  • At least one year of troubleshooting experience with servo programming, electrical systems, mechanical systems, and pneumatic machinery required.
  • Allen-Bradley (or equivalent) PLC programming experience is preferred, but not required.
  • AutoCAD/Solidworks experience required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when required. Able to work around plants’ production and maintenance schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move and/or lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Frequently standing, walking and sitting
  • Frequently required the use of hands to feel, reach or handle machinery
  • Frequently bend, stoop and reach
  • Visual Acuity (VA)

Work Environment:

  • Moderate working conditions
  • Exposure to variable noise levels
  • Often exposed to moving mechanical parts
  • Often exposed to electrical systems
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