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Cummins Inc. Hourly 2nd Shift - Controls Technician in Fridley, Minnesota

Hourly 2nd Shift - Controls Technician


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Our Power Systems Business delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Minnesota for a Controls Technician.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

Controls technician performs a series of mechanical and electrical connections to maintain, improve and troubleshoot test and control systems correctly by following equipment manuals by utilizing manufacturing software. The function supports all manufacturing systems.

  • Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, test and control equipment and software.

  • Supports IT hardware equipment errors such as scanners, printers, labels, clients, screens, network connectivity, etc. Liaison with IT support personnel and follow instructions provided by Level1 or Level2 support.

  • Troubleshooting to diagnose and identify operational issues. Write troubleshooting guides with step by step instructions.

  • Supports routine maintenance, facilitates customizations, and changes to IT and Controls related systems.

  • Supports technology setup, including computer setup and system access.

  • Point of contact for the operators manufacturing systems related system issues. Escalate issues as required.

  • Support and provide refresher training for actions such as system access, manufacturing systems functionality, system device operation (HMI), Torque Tooling and other operational processes.

  • Participates actively in the identification of ways in which to improve quality, safety, process, and material flow.

  • Workplace safety and environmental policies and procedures by wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE), keeping work area safe and clean using 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain), completing annual safety training, and reporting any risks or hazards.


  • High School Diploma or GED. 2 years certificate from college or technical school in electronics or related discipline.

  • 1-2 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with at least one year being assembly-related.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to maintain good working relationships.

  • Preferred experience in Linux System and programming.

  • Familiarity with current National Electrical Code (NEC). Understanding of Arc Flash Hazard.

  • Strong fundamental understanding of 3 phase electrical systems, machine/motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, VFD and Servo programming, communication protocols, and practical application.

  • Ability to read & understand blueprints/schematics required.

  • Understanding of high potential testing & continuity systems. Low voltage wiring.

  • Ability to troubleshoot & repair manufacturing equipment; to include PLC’s, HMI’s, VFD’s, motors (AC/DC), driver (AC/DC), servo drives and motors, hydraulic, mechanical, torque control systems & pneumatic systems.

  • Hands on experience with PLC Hardware: MicroLogix 1500, CompactLogix, ControlLogix and SLC 500 systems, Remote I/O system & operator interfaces and can troubleshoot those systems.

  • Experience in A-B Panel-View, Panel-View , Factory Talk SE, ME, and Studio software.

  • Properly addressing TCP/IP networks and RS-232/485 communications.

  • Understanding of OPC protocol. Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems.

  • Install applications software on control systems equipment.

  • Strong prioritization skills to manage workload and maximize productivity.

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving- Acts to solve problems while exhibiting good judgment and a realistic understanding of issues using reason.

  • Teamwork- Collaborates toward solutions that benefit all involved parties and accomplish group objectives.

  • Flexibility- Performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change, adapts to varying customer needs.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Fridley, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Shop

Recruitment Job Type Shop

Job Posting Apr 15, 2019, 12:00:10 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001MP