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PLC Electrician

  • SSW Holding Co. Inc
  • 09/18/18
  • Iowa, IA
  • $24.60 - $28.00 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
1 SSW Holding Company, LLC is a multinational supplier to the global appliance OEMs. With more than 70 years of expertise and innovation, we design and sell components and systems to the residential appliance industry (refrigeration, cooking, laundry), commercial refrigeration, HVAC, retail display and home/office organizational markets, More information is available on our website,

We are a rapidly growing company with an excellent opportunity for a candidate interested in Industrial Electrician / PLC Programmer. If you want to be a part of a fast paced, entrepreneurial organization helping customers build a better product in a globally competitive marketplace, this is the job for you!

Location: Collis, LLC --- 2005 S. 19th St. Clinton, IA


The Industrial Electrician/ PLC Programmer is responsible for support programming, troubleshooting, calibration, project implementation and network Integration as well as supporting the manufacturing maintenance team on all PLC/Electrical related issues. This position requires a high level of responsibility towards keeping the automated industrial control systems current, troubleshooting and providing preventive and corrective maintenance on production equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment. Performance of all jobs must be conducted safely, efficiently and accurately.


Demonstrate thorough understanding of industrial control systems and Programmable Logic Computers (PLC's).
Effectively maintain programming, hardware networking and communication; troubleshoot, determine causes of failure and perform corrective actions; oversee full industrial control system project implementation on both hardware and software problems.
Support predictive and preventative maintenance program.
Support internal projects
Drive plant control system upgrades.
Diagnose and correct PLC programming problems to minimize downtime.
Diagnose, repair and or replace electrical components of machines including but not limited to motors, relays, overloads, cables, switches, sensor and variable speed drives.
Capable of reading electrical schematics.
New equipment installations
Calibrating instrumentation equipment
Able to troubleshoot and calibrate the following properly and safely: control panels using relay logic; Cam-driven switch boxes; heat and humidity control systems; process control valves; pneumatic control systems; hydraulic control systems; metal detection systems; ink jet coding systems, electronic scaling systems, electronic meters.
Able to interface with and troubleshoot the following motor control equipment properly and safely: motor starters, run relays; Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs); Servo motors and controls.
Able to interface with and troubleshoot PLC's including: connecting to the PLC, reading ladder logic, programming, diagnosing hardware and software problems.
Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce quality materials output that meet product specifications and quality system requirements.
Requires standing, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 50 lbs. Requires the ability to perform work with hands and/or arms in the same repetitive motion above and below shoulder level.
Work Details

All shifts available.
Overtime may be required with or without notice during the week and on weekends.
On call for emergency repairs (24/7).
Work is typically indoors in a manufacturing environment. Frequently it does require work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Pay range is $24.60 - $28.00 per hour.
Full benefit package available.


High school diploma or GED.
Minimum of 5 years experience in troubleshooting, repairing, programming and installing electrical control equipment in a manufacturing environment.
3 - 5 years PLC programming experience.

Formal education in a related field is strongly desired.
2-4 years maintenance mechanic experience.
Familiarity with PLC hardware and software.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge and use of AutoCAD is a plus.
Skills with pneumatic and hydraulic applications is a plus.
Electrical and PLC Programming required.

Safe working practices.
Experience with full Industrial Control System project implementation.
Basic mathematics.
Advanced ability to prioritize own wide-ranging work load and work independently.
Advanced attention to detail and accuracy in all work.
Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Ability to maximize efficiencies and accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
Perform day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

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