Automation and Controls Maintenance Technician

El Cajon, CA
Sep 03, 2021
Oct 03, 2021
Labor / Trades
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Toro Company is seeking an Automation and Controls Maintenance Technician who will be responsible for performing a variety of technical duties relating to the electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and control functions in a high-paced manufacturing environment.


  • Maintain, troubleshoot and modify software programs for material handling control systems, including PLC/PC controllers and industrial networks such as Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems.
  • Act as first level escalation support for the (Controls Specialist Technician) CST teams. Appropriately escalate downtime situations to vendors or headquarters for support to restore equipment operation.
  • Partner with Facility Operations leadership, equipment vendors and parts suppliers to plan and coordinate new technology installations. Act as the technical consultant for capital projects inside the building.
  • Communicate technical issues and project timelines with building leadership, operations and the maintenance team. Explain production impacts and work closely with operations and engineering to ensure a thorough understanding of impact to systems.
  • Train and develop CSTs on controls systems concepts and procedures
  • Adheres to the requirements of Company safety policies including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and Hazardous Waste handling practices as well as safety rules, instructions and procedures.
  • Follows all requirements of Hazardous Energy Control programs, applicable NEC, ANSI, CDRH, NFPA, OSHA, Federal, State and Local regulations. Safety training is provided.
  • Participates in continuous improvement events.


  • Thorough understanding of automation controls principles and operations.
  • 5-7 years minimum: identify, maintain, troubleshoot, and modify AB RS LOGIX 5000 PLC\'s and PLC components, HMI components, control network components, and Motor Controls (including motor starters, Variable Frequency Drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components)
  • Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting, including 480V 3-phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems and 2 and 3 wire motor control.
  • Expert skill level: interpret and modify drawings both mechanical and electrical
  • Project Management experience preferred


  • Formal technical education (on-the-job or institutional)
  • AA or higher in a relevant field (manufacturing, industrial engineering, etc.), or 8-10 years of verifiable experience in lieu of education.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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