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Controls Technician at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Tulare, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Controls Technician

HOURS: Night Shift; 2 PM - 10:30 PM M- F Pay: Starting at $32.00 - $35.00/hr EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED required; associate degree or certification (Industrial Automation) Preferred


  • 3-5 years experience in industrial manufacturing maintenance

  • Experience with PLC, VFDs, Instrumentation, and Control systems

  • Prior diagnostic, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance experience

  • Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) with the ability to write basic code and troubleshoot equipment issues using program logic.

  • Industrial Network and switch experience to include Ethernet controls

  • Electrical troubleshooting skills a must with experience on 24vac, 24vdc, 110vac, up to 480vac three phase.

  • VFD programming and troubleshooting skills

  • Experience setting up and calibrating various instruments, including flowmeters, conductivity, level, and temperature sensors.


  • Instrumental in implementing and maintaining the Preventative Maintenance Program of all instrument control systems and components.

  • Determine by regular inspections the maintenance and repair work necessary to prevent breakdowns and major overhauls on instrument controls system and components.

  • Implements and carries out proper procedures for troubleshooting control systems, ensuring that all equipment is expediently repaired to minimize downtime and improve the plant's overall operation efficiency.

  • Instruct maintenance mechanics on proper procedures for troubleshooting and basic repair of control systems.

  • Repair, calibrate, adjust, and set equipment. Remove and install parts by trade practice and manufacturer/company specifications.

  • Carry out maintenance work orders as directed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 18 years or older

  • Some experience with mechanical systems, utilizing product manuals, troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns, and reading mechanical drawings.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to follow manufacturer's specifications and direction

  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of their functions and the ability to troubleshoot and fix system issues is preferred

  • Self-reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervision

  • Ensures a safe working environment while performing assigned tasks

  • Communicates work order progress to supervisor and production operators

  • Customer-focused and able to work in a collaborative team

  • Ability to be flexible in work performed and schedule

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

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