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Controls Technician


Rock of Ages Manufacturing Division


Barre, VT


Full Time


Position Summary:
Build, troubleshoot and repair industrial controls, instruments, production machinery and related equipment by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – other duties may be assigned:
(a)   Troubleshoot machinery failures:
        1.    Electrical hardware
                i.    Sensors, wiring
               ii.    Computer
        2.    Software issues

(b)    Troubleshoot data systems:
        1.    Data collection
        2.    Network

(c)    Install new control systems:
        1.    Machinery
               i.    Cabling
              ii.    Mounting panels
             iii.    Wiring
             iv.    Startup
      2.    Data collection
      3.    Network

(d)    Build control panels:
        1.    Mounting hardware
        2.    Wiring

(e)    Programming:
        1.    PLC
        2.    PC

(f)    Assist with mechanical aspects of plant and quarry maintenance.
(g)    Order parts
(h)    Research new technologies in the control field

Education and/or Experience
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or no less than 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills
Must have strong PC skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.  Must be able to read Visual Basic source code and program structure.

Other Skills and Abilities
This position requires a good understanding of the following:

  • Electronic test equipment
  • Mechanical power transfer devices
  • AC DC circuit fundamentals
  • CNC fundamentals
  • Open/closed loop systems
  • Servo systems
  • Input devices such as encoders, potentiometers limit switches and proximity switches
  • Electro-mechanical devices such as motors, valves and actuators
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • PLC principles and programming
  • Relay ladder logic
  • Digital and analog circuits
  • Transducers and converters
  • Interface types including RS232, RS485, USB, Ethernet, IR and 802.11x
  • Wiring practices as applicable to control systems

Other Qualifications
Must be willing to work overtime, including some weekends.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb ladders; balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move over 60 pounds.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Apply Now

Are you looking for an opportunity that combines teamwork and advancement in a supportive environment that offers valuable benefits and good pay? Then you should consider joining the Rock of Ages Team!

Why Rock of Ages?

Purpose.  We help families memorialize memories.  We help businesses grow and prosper.  We participate in our communities and make them stronger.  We are here for the long haul.

Fun.  At Rock of Ages, we work hard because we believe in what we do - and we have fun!  There are multiple company socials and events.  From our highly productive and casual work environment to team-building meetings, you’ll be glad to be part of the best team around.  

Culture.  Rock of Ages culture is centered on treating its team members with fairness, integrity and respect.  We encourage teamwork, risk-taking and creativity.  We celebrate the power of individuals and community.

Family.  At Rock of Ages we offer our employees a number of benefits designed to provide them with health, wellness, financial security and retirement planning.  You’ll be impressed with our comprehensive health and retirement benefits as well as a generous paid time off. 

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