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Maintenance Controls Technician

Date:  Nov 25, 2022

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  23544
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

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Job Overview


*** Sign-On-Bonus and Relocation Assistance available ***


Komatsu is looking for a skilled tradesperson in the Longview, TX area that specializes in the installation, maintenance, and repair of instrumentation and control systems and equipment for the operation of precision machine tools.


Industrial Controls Technician installs, maintains, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, and controls equipment. This position requires extensive knowledge of instrumentation and controls components as well as electrical safety codes and regulations. They must be professional, technical, and mechanically proficient.


The work of a Controls Technician working on CNC Machinery can often be physically demanding. In order to install and repair equipment, they may need to kneel, crawl, climb, and stand for extended periods of time. They must also be able to operate tools in close proximity to electrical components.


Controls Technicians must also be able to understand and make decisions based on technical documents, such as blueprints, schematics, and written or verbal instructions. They must also be motivated to work on their own and as part of a team. Strong communication skills are a necessary part of this position and be capable of working with limited supervision.

Key Job Responsibilities

Work Safely and be an advocate for safety.


This position requires safe work habits and performance, advocacy for safe work conditions, ability to perform risk analysis and determine safe methods for all conditions encountered.


Ability to read and interpret machine prints and schematics for electrical, controls and instrumentation, fluid power systems, and HVAC. 


Demonstrate knowledge and practices for proper task planning from establishment of job scope to determination of materials/part needs and proper sequence for execution of the task.


Knowledge and experience with CNC control systems, variable frequency drives, PLC’s, and relay control systems. Ability to understand and configure control devices between controllers and the mechanical machine components, scales, and fluid power systems.


Assist in mechanical repairs and replacements involving ball screws, spindles, main spindle bearings, axis scales, and conveyors; as well as machine leveling and alignments.


Troubleshoot complex machine and process problems using a logical approach to identify and determine corrective actions, including root cause analysis of failures.


High School Diploma or GED.  Technical School Certificate or Degree Program in Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance or Controls.


Previous experience with CNC Machines preferrable but will accept Electronics Technician or Process Controls Technician Level of experience.


Computer skills, good verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and abilities to prepare machine condition reports.


Work effectively within a Team and require limited supervision.


Comfortable working at heights up to 40 feet.


Must provide on own tools (primarily hand tools but will be provided a minimum tool list).  Large hand and power tools are company provided.


Day shift position but will be required to work some overtime days and weekend shifts, in addition to some holiday periods.


Entrance testing to determine knowledge, aptitude, and suitability for the position.


Must be able to pass drug test and physical examination.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Longview

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