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PLC Technician

Nichiha is seeking an individual who has worked with PLC's in a manufacturing environment to work in our Macon, Georgia plant. This experience should include programming PLC's. This includes adjusting and rewriting programs, editing programs and doing upgrades on PLC's. More technical experience with PLC's beyond maintaining and trouble-shooting PLC's is required. This position may apply electronic theory, principles of electrical circuits, electrical testing procedures, and related knowledge to layout, build, test, troubleshoot, and repair production equipment in our Macon plant.


  • Observes functioning of installed equipment to detect hazards, problems, and the need for service, repair and/or replacement of electrical, electronic and mechanical components.
  • Discusses performance issues and improvement ideas with appropriate plant staff.
  • Reads and understands electronic and electrical schematics; draws sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.
  • Assembles experimental circuitry of complete prototype models according to engineering instruction, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronic systems and components and their functions.
  • Recommends changes in circuitry of installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.  
  • Required to maintain backups of programs from all electrical devices.
  • Understands and is able to trouble-shoot and repair solid-state motor drives, solid-state temperature controllers, and computer-based controllers.
  • Sets up standard test apparatus or contrives test equipment and circuitry; conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production models.
  • Analyzes and interprets data from solid-state motor drives and controllers scope meters and other troubleshooting equipment.
  • Adjusts, calibrates and aligns circuitry and components and records effects on unit performance.
  • Deployment and monitoring of key indicators
  • Employee must adhere to company safety policies (safety shoes, glasses, etc.).
  • Apply and recommend actions for continuous improvement.
  • Manage projects for implementing changes and improvements.


  • Must be able to check installed equipment to evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions.
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language for required document control, equipment operation, and supervisor/peer instructions.
  • Proficient working knowledge of Allen Bradley and Siemens plc’s/controls/protocols platforms is required.
  • Must be able to work other shifts and overtime to complete work as needed.
  • Employee must be willing to be on call to support production needs.
  • Must have computer skills, with the capability to use email, compile reports and spreadsheets for parts and project tracking.
  • Must be willing to work in uncomfortable working conditions (dirt, summer heat, lubricants, etc.).
  • Must be able to handle occasional heavy lifting of materials/tools. 


  • Minimum of 2 years of PLC programming or maintenance.
  • Associates degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent certification or experience.
  • Completion of an accredited apprenticeship is desirable.

WHY NICHIHA? (Benefits, vacation and fun!)

  • Competitive  salary 
  • Paid medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Life insurance, long and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 16 days PTO & company paid holidays
  • Events to celebrate holidays, employees, and company success!
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Tuition reimbursement


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