Electrical Controls Tech

Auris Health

Auris Health

Other Engineering
Athens, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2023


Ethicon is recruiting for an Electrical Controls Tech, located in Athens, Georgia!

Ethicon , part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact For more information, visit www.ethicon.com .

Are you interested in making a difference in a thriving diverse company culture, that celebrates the uniqueness of our employees and is committed to inclusion Apply today!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs sophisticated duties to install, change, and repair electrical service and electronic equipment.
  • Ensures on time completion by rapidly planning, making layout designs, figuring out methods and procedures, selecting and acquiring proper tools, materials, supplies, and necessary fixtures for projects.
  • Makes sophisticated electrical repairs, such as locating and wiring electrical outlets and lighting in outages or new installations.
  • Leads in preventive maintenance, fixing, and repair of electrical equipment.
  • Coordinates project scheduling with other maintenance technicians, engineers, plant personnel and contractors.
  • Leads or assists lower level technicians.
  • Investigate, diagnose, and repair process equipment electrical and control system failures.
  • Restore process equipment control software in PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Install and maintain ac and dc motors, controllers, and circuits.
  • Install and test process equipment electrical wiring and electronic control systems.
  • Support Engineering groups in the implementation, tracking, and closing of ADAPTIV documentation.
  • Support Engineering Groups in the design and development of equipment controls modifications.
  • Perform and document electrical related PM’s (Planned Maintenance) on process and facilities equipment as assigned.
  • Able to understand basic concepts of electrical distribution and lighting systems.
  • Assist in installation and maintenance of electrical components of production equipment.
  • Able to understand basic concepts of electrical systems and electrical documentation.
  • Able to understand basic concepts of facilities equipment (air handlers, chillers, boilers).
  • Able to read and work from detailed wiring diagrams and blueprints.
  • All associates in this position are required to be “on call” as defined in the “On Call Policy” and the Fair Labor Standards Act and are required by management to respond to emergency or essential work situations based on established departmental schedules
  • Maintain process equipment control software in PLC’s.
  • Maintain and restore process equipment control software in PC based operator interface programs.
  • Perform control panel and cabinet layouts per electrical standards.
  • Support installation/relocation of equipment through installation of required power to production equipment.
  • Support Engineering groups in updating electrical AutoCAD drawings and updating BOM’s (Bills of Material) for process equipment electrical and control systems per industry and corporate standards.
  • Identify and recommend electrical devices and components for equipment spare parts inventories.
  • Support Engineering groups in the development of written procedures for the operation, testing, and validation of equipment control systems.
  • Maintain plant electrical distribution and lighting systems including high and low voltage systems.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical and control components of plant facilities support equipment (boilers, chillers, air handlers, etc.)
  • Develop functional process equipment requirements into written control program logic (PLC software and PC based operator interface programs).
  • Support Engineering groups in creating electrical AutoCAD drawings and creating BOM’s (Bills of Material) for process equipment electrical and control systems per industry and corporate standards.
  • Provide electrical support for plant facilities support equipment (boilers, chillers, air handlers).
  • Lead control systems projects as assigned for projects containing PLC and PC based operator interfaces from concept phase to implementation phase, documentation of functional requirements and specifications, programming, and completion of other validation documentation.
  • Participate on multidisciplinary project teams to identify functional process equipment requirements for new or existing systems.
  • Support Engineering Groups in the design and development of new equipment controls
  • Support Engineering groups in developing System Requirements Specifications (SRS), System Design Specifications (SDS), and Control System Validation (CSV) documentation, and in conducting equipment process control software qualifications per written protocol.
  • Assume technical ownership for maintenance and solving of computer control systems as assigned and function as the main point of contact and center of expertise for those systems.
  • Support Control Systems Technician Facilitator in the training and skill development of other control system technicians on specific control systems’ specifications and maintenance.
  • Assist Lock Out/Tag out (LOTO) Program Administrator in developing and posting equipment lock out procedures as assigned.
  • Perform work in a safe manner in accordance to the National Electric Code (NEC), OSHA Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices Standard and to the Plant Safety Policy.
  • Responsible for presenting business related issues or opportunities to next management level
  • For those who supervise or lead a staff, responsible for ensuring that subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition, if applicable




  • High school graduate or G.E.D. or Vocational School and related certificate

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of two years of technical school or Certificate in electrical/electronic controls.
  • At least 4 Years Work Experience
  • Advanced computer and database management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills.
  • Statistical and analytical problem solving.
  • Fundamentals of industrial sensors (non-contact sensors, thermocouples, RTDs, level sensors, flow sensors, safety interlocks).
  • Standard testing techniques and practices for general purpose and specialized test equipment (volt ohmmeters, frequency counters/generators, oscilloscopes, current clamps, programmers).
  • Organizational skills to balance priorities with workload.
  • Mathematical and mechanical proficiency skills.
  • Writing and oral communications skills.
  • Self-motivated and capable of taking a lead position in completing duties
  • Understanding of electrical systems and power distribution systems
  • Understanding of electrical design/drafting with ability to clearly and accurately annotate electrical documents, prints, and software programs.
  • Knowledge of industrial controls, including PLC’s and PC based operator interfaces (design, programming, start-up)
  • Knowledge of electrical and control components of facilities equipment (boilers, chillers, air handlers).
  • Basic knowledge of motion control modules (I/O processors, digital/analog servos, high-speed counters, steppers, and absolute resolvers/encoders).
  • Working knowledge of ac and dc motor drives and control circuits (installation, set-up, protection, operation, and fixing).


  • Prefer knowledge of lean manufacturing and manufacturing processes such as Just in Time (JIT), KANBAN, Pull Systems


  • English Proficiency required

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .]