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Controls Technician - Day Shift - Ridgefield, WA

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Controls Technician at our Ridgefield, Washington packaging and distribution center! 


Manages process control systems for production equipment. 


  • Performs work on or supervises internal and external resources for PLCs and control systems on production equipment.  

  • Ensures repairs and installations of PLCs and control systems follow manufacturer’s specifications and codes and standards.  

  • Maintains back up programs for all equipment PLCs and control systems.  

  • Assists in design of line layouts, equipment placement and process flow.  

  • Recommends measures to improve Process control, equipment performance, and quality of equipment.  

  • Helps ensure proper operation of all Packaging equipment and systems.  

  • Assists in the maintenance of spare parts inventory and Preventative Maintenance schedule.  

  • Maintains service, repair and other records as required.  

  • Works closely with and may assist Maintenance Technicians on Packaging Lines.  

  • Ensures the facility is safe and all hazards are fixed.  

  • Follows and assists in the enforcement of company policies to workers and safety and environment regulations as needed.  

  • Performs other related duties as required.  

  • Job specific tasks: understand packaging systems technology, plant layout and process flow, operation analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and preventive maintenance techniques for equipment and control systems.  

  • Basic management skills: how to plan, organize, and control; training departmental peers, communication, and coordination; work simplification; completing and maintaining records and documentation. 


  • Associate degree, and/or equivalent combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities needed to perform the job. 

  • Strong knowledge of PLCs and process control systems.  

  • Ability to work in AutoCAD; read, review, modify and create drawings.  

  • Knowledge in Allen Bradley, Omron and similar PLC programs.  

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in PLC installations, repairs and maintenance.  


  • Knowledge of PLCs, Ladder Logic and control systems.  

  • Knowledge in pneumatics, electrical and mechanical systems.  

  • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD.  

  • Be able to read and write schematics.  

  • Computer skills, Microsoft Office as well as ability to connect laptops to PLCs and or process controllers.  

  • Ability to read, understand, and carry out oral and written instructions.  

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers.  

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems and learn new technologies.  

  • Ability to work during nights and weekends as required.  

  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork such as Preventative Maintenance Work Orders.  

  • Ability to receive, track, and distribute materials, supplies, and equipment.  

  • Ability to detect problems, repair, and report information to appropriate personnel. 


  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment and clean room attire. 

  • Moderate physical activity, requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day and up to twelve (12) hours per shift. 

  • Must be comfortable in a light industrial environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust. 

  • Ability to perform moderate physical activity such as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; stand and/or walk more than four to six (4-6) hours and up to twelve (12) hours per day; and work onsite in a light industrial environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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