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Jacobs PLC Maintenance Technician $2500. Signing Bonus in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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$2500. Signing Bonus

You will receive a $2500. signing bonus with your first paycheck.


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Skills/Duties and Responsibilities:

Repair, troubleshoot and maintain Research & Development evaluation and testing equipment that includes:

  • Chassis

  • Engine and Transmission Dynamometers

  • Fans

  • Environmental Chambers

  • Boilers, Compressors, Chillers

  • Pumps & Exhaust Systems

  • HVAC Units

  • Hydraulic and Electrical Systems

Additional duties Include:

  • Communicate daily with equipment operators, test technicians and leaders on equipment functions, concerns and overall conditions

  • Conduct, develop, maintain, and continuously improve the preventive maintenance program

  • Identify spare parts and manage vendor service reps and contractors as required

  • Manage the process of service requests, work orders and preventive maintenance tasks within CMMS (Maximo)

  • Assist with developing maintenance job plans and standard practices for equipment

  • Troubleshoot PLC logic via PLC software

  • Ability to write work instructions and safe job analysis for maintenance tasks and train other maintenance and test technicians.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, communication, listening and comprehension skills.

  • Proficient in using a C omputerized Maintenance Management System (IBM Maximo preferred), MS-Excel, Outlook, Power point & Word

  • Project management and capital project experience preferred. Required to participate in new equipment Kanban’s and assist with determining spare part, service and PM requirements.

Required Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree required in a technical field or equivalent technical training experience. Prefer Mechatronics, Electronics, HVACR, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology.

  • Experience with PLC troubleshooting.

  • 10+ years of maintenance experience on industrial equipment such as environmental chambers, boilers, compressors, chillers, pumps and exhaust systems, HVAC units, hydraulic systems, electrical and PLC systems.

  • Able and willing to work 10% to 20% overtime.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 25%

  • Climbing: 10%

  • Crawling: 10%

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Slip resistant hardened toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection in designated areas, 100%

  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (25%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%)

  • High noise level: Exposure to high noise areas possible in test facility, 25%

  • Other: NA

Description of Work Environment

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside, outside, office environment, test lab, 100%

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Outside work all weather conditions, test chamber extremes, 20%

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Exposure to test equipment, 50%

  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 25%

  • Other: NA

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, 100%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: Use of hand tools, meters, 50%

  • Other: NA

Criticality of Attendance

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with possible daily overtime and shifts over the weekends 100%

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical, 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%

  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, and background check.

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Dependable personal transportation to work site is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.