PLC Technician - 2nd Shift

Date:  Jun 21, 2022

Huntley, IL, US, 60142

At Weber, grilling is a passion that’s reflected in everything we do. Our goal is to share this passion and spark inspiration with the people who matter most – our grilling community. Weber has been the world’s premiere manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories since 1952. If you have the desire to work for a company that is recognized for exceptional quality products and high customer satisfaction, employment with Weber may be right for you. We provide a friendly working atmosphere with an environment of growth and opportunity through innovation, pride, and excellence.


Weber is committed to inclusive, equitable and diverse Hiring practices. Our goal is to create a workforce which resembles the diverse rich communities we live, play, and support every day. 


Discover What’s Possible with a career, at Weber.




This hands-on position is responsible for ALL aspects of ensuring equipment readiness.

Ensures that ALL building equipment and related operating systems function to spec, constantly striving for zero downtime. A proactive control systems technician support role for manufacturing operation, focusing on equipment troubleshooting, preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance of various automated production equipment such as conveyors, robotic system, scanners, cameras, robotic welding system, HMI systems, and control cabinets.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned


  • Perform routine diagnostic checks on automated systems, monitor automated systems, isolate problems and perform repairs. 
  • Troubleshoot and repair automation and robotic machinery using PLC programs.
  • Maintain 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.
  • Dismantles machines and equipment to gain access to problem areas
  • Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other defects
  • Removes and replaces worn or defective parts. Fills our out repair reports for supervisor
  • Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair to verify success of repair.
  • Repairs/replaces broken parts.
  • Assists engineering and production teams as an information resource and or hands on via internal services request.
  • Provides regular updates to Maintenance Management / Supervision regarding status of projects and assignments 




Consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations, able to reason through defects
  • Technical Skills - Solid understanding of electrical, mechanical, programing and troubleshooting PLC’s of automated wall plant equipment.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to verbal / written requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Must be able to utilize the computer for documenting and communicating
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quantity - Meets industry standards of operation in accordance with NEC, NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, BOCA, MSI, etc. Completes work in timely manner. Strives to increase productivity.



•    Systems controls knowledge or programming experience

•    Field service engineering experience

•    Systems trainer or training experience

•    Experience supporting a wide range of different conveyors and sortation systems

•    Experience with advanced automation controls systems

•    Experience with industrial robotics

•    Project management experience


Education and/or Experience


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; or at least three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred associates degree.
  • 5 + years automation technician experience.
  • Robotics programming (Fanuc).


Language Skills


Ability to read and interpret documents (in provided format) such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 


Reasoning Ability


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Trade Certificates preferred or 5 years of related work.


Other Skills and Abilities


To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of computer operating systems such as but not limited to PC Windows.  This will be and ongoing training process internal and external training.


Other Qualifications


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


Work in damp wet conditions may have to work on ladder or step stool.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock . The employee is occasionally exposed precarious places and outside weather conditions. To noise and dust levels in the work environment .

Weber-Stephen Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago