Electrical Start-Up Technician

Bluffton, OH, US


This position is responsible for the controls start-up, commissioning, and debug of machine tool equipment. This will include loading, testing, and troubleshooting the PLC program of the machine, editing the machine HMI, as well as troubleshooting the electrical wiring and making minor adjustment/repairs to the electrical system and the schematic. The candidate must have a strong mechanical aptitude and experience and/or education related to PLC programming.   This position requires frequent travel during machine installations (mostly domestic, some international) where the technician will interface with customers directly.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • PLC programming and troubleshooting
  • NC programming and troubleshooting
  • Robot programming and integration (ABB & Fanuc)
  • Electrical hardware troubleshooting
  • Servo drive parameterization and tuning
  • Networking of machines to plant network and other machines
  • Assist with customer part runoffs and final acceptance


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, Robotics and Automation, or similar program
  • PLC or CNC programming experience (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, or Beckhoff knowledge preferred)
  • General PC and Networking skills
  • 2 years’ relevant experience preferred


General Requirements:

  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Willing to work overtime as needed
  • Willing to travel domestic and international
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport


GROB offers a competitive wage as well as an excellent benefit package including vacation, health, prescription, dental, vision, STD, life, 401K, and shift premiums. 



Application Information

Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.