Process Control Support Technician

Job Description

Process Control Support Technician

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, makers of YellaWood brand pressure treated pine, has an immediate opening for a Process Control Support Technician at its Abbeville, Alabama location. Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. is the industry's leading producer of pressure treated lumber products for D-I-Y retail home centers, pro dealers and other retail building-related segments. No other pressure treated lumber is as recognized as the YellaWood brand.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the plant production teams by:

o Assisting the production team with trouble shooting and correcting issues with the HMI (Human Machine Interface) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)

o Assisting the production team with trouble shooting and identifying possible mechanical issues with systems run by PLC

Implement HMI and PLC changes required to support modifications to the PLC operated systems

Implement HMI and PLC changes to implement features and continuous improvement in support of plant production

Provide technical support to project managers working on new systems which incorporate HMI and/or PLC

Provide innovative ideas that focus on improving production and reducing costs in the areas of HMI, PLC, and production

Be the subject matter expert for HMI and PLC systems for the company


Two or four year degree in Mechatronics, Systems, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or proven experience in an industrial environment installing and maintaining analog sensors, pneumatic actuators and PLCs

In depth experience with object oriented programming

The ability to understand and trouble shoot complex systems

Work well in a team environment

Be available 24/7 for weekly rotating Help Desk duty

Be willing to work long hours

Travel 100+ days per year


Experience with PLC programming. Ladder logic, Function Block, Structured Text

Experience with HMI programming. WonderWare knowledge a plus

Experience with analog sensors, 4-20 ma circuits, pneumatic actuators, motor starters and other electrical and electronic equipment used in industrial production

Be adept with hand tools and be able to make simple mechanical repairs


Competitive Pay

Family medical, dental and vision insurance

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Profit Sharing

Paid Vacation and Holidays

401(k) with GSWP match

Employee Dependent Scholarship


GSWP is a drug-free workplace and EOE.

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