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Process Control & Instrumentation Specialist (PC&IS)

Creative Converting, 255 Spring St, Clintonville, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #135
Friday, November 17, 2023
Hoffmaster Group Inc, is an industry leader producing the most complete line of specialty disposable tabletop products for over 75 years. Hoffmaster competes in three distinct business segments – Foodservice, Consumer, and E-Commerce. Our products can be found in thousands of retailers, restaurants, hotels, and more. As a customer centric company, we strive to deliver innovative solutions to both our customers and the ultimate end users of our products. This Innovation is a key part of what we do here at Hoffmaster, and we continue to drive the industry forward by investing in our employees and state-of-the-art technology..
PC-IS Maintenance Tech


The person filling this position performs corrective, predictive, and preventive electrical, mechanical, power and control maintenance for equipment, machinery, and facility utilities.  He/she will assist engineering projects, participate in new equipment commissioning, maintain PLC/HMI/VFD/Servo Drive programs & parameter files, and be the primary person for diagnosing equipment failures related to PLC controlled assets.  PLC and/or HMI programming modifications will be required.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


He/she performs work in accordance with proper electrical installation and troubleshooting techniques, and insures work is performed in compliance with guidelines and requirements established by the governing bodies locally and nationally recognized.


He/she reviews manufacturers' service manuals, usage schedules, and records of electrical maintenance problems to determine optimum frequency of preventive maintenance.


He/she is responsible on their assigned shift, for electrical/mechanical projects, repairs, upgrades, and troubleshooting via PLC controlled systems. 


He/she will participate inwriting Lockout Tagout procedures, Job Safety Analysis, Risk Analysis, Work Standards, Testing Procedures, and provide safety training for existing, new, and upgraded equipment.


He/she estimates costs of parts/supplies to be used during scheduled maintenance and provides input on parts deemed necessary to be kept on hand as spares.


He/she maintains records of planned and completed maintenance within the CMMS.


He/she facilitates electro/mechanical repairs as required on all production and utility related equipment.


He/she meets daily with the assigned Group Leader to discuss assignments, Work Orders, and PM needs.


He/she identifies necessary training needs and participates in coaching to further develop all members of the team.



No Supervisory responsibilities for this position.

Starting Pay Up To: $37.00 an hour based on experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of proper PPE and electrical hazards requiring protection.
  • Knowledge of The National Electrical and local electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of PLC based applications including Allen-Bradley RSLogix 5000 and Siemens S7.
  • Knowledge of electrical construction and maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of engineering practices and procedures and related mathematics.
  • Skilled in the practical application of electrical testing devices.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical plans and complex circuit schematics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and install control circuits and compute electrical formulas.
  • Ability to program basic PLC based control and variable speed drives.
  • Knowledge of mechanical tools and measuring devices.
  • Ability to determine mechanical failure and facilitate repair using proper tools.
  • Ability to weld at a level of structural integrity and finish that meets food contact guidelines.
  • Knowledge of HMI devices including modification of programs (Panelview, Parker, Siemens, GE Fanuc).
  • Knowledge of general pneumatic and hydraulic controls and devices.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and hydraulic controlled systems.
  • Ability to understand and modify Motion Control using RSLogix 5000 & Siemens Step 7 Simotion.
  • Understand the basic principles of TPM and their role in its implementation.



Associate's degree in Electro/Mechanical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, or Robotics from a two-year college or technical school and three to five years of experience; or Industrial Electrician or Wisconsin licensed Master Electrician with three to five years related experience and verifiable proficiency in PLC, HMI, VSD, and Servo Motion basic programming and troubleshooting skills.  He or she must also be knowledgeable in typical industrial control systems, SCADA, Profibus, Ethernet and/or other industrial networking methods.


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At Hoffmaster, we believe every person deserves to feel successful. That’s why we provide a total rewards package designed to support our employee’s success –at work, at home, and in life. This includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurances, Student loan and Tuition assistance, physical and mental wellness programs, Paid vacation and holidays, Employee Assistance Program, and more!

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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


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