Electrical & Controls Technician

Elite One Source Nutritional Services

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$24.04 /h
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Missoula, MT

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


About Us

ELITE One Source Nutritional Services, Inc. ('ELITE'), is a provider of contract manufacturing and related services to the growing healthcare and dietary supplements market in the US.

ELITE focuses on the contract manufacturing of complex-formulation nutritional products in tablet and capsule dosage forms, including organic and probiotic products, across a variety of packaging formats. ELITE's service offering encompasses product development, formulation, manufacturing, packaging and regulatory services. Its customer base includes some of the leading specialist brands in the US consumer healthcare market.

We are committed to fostering an open, collaborative, and safe work environment—a place where you can contribute, grow, and share in the success of the Company.

Why Work for Us?

  • Competitive Wages
  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance after 60 days of employment with company contribution for employee and dependents.
  • Life Insurance fully paid by employer.
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance available.
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is provided for all employees.
  • Quarterly Perfect Attendance Bonus Program.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • 10 Paid Holidays.
  • 401k retirement plan with company match.
  • Career Advancement.

Position Details

Department: Maintenance
Direct Report: Technical Manager
Indirect Report: Director of Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Overview

The Electrical & Controls Technician is responsible for executing industrial maintenance activities on the assigned shift with a focus on electrical and controls systems. These duties include planned work and unplanned work in all areas including production, utilities, and facilities. The Electrical & Controls Technician performs work utilizing precision tools, industrial fabrication equipment, and industrial materials. Other activities include special projects, responding to requests from other departments, training, and coaching production associates, and participating in continuous improvement activities. The Electrical & Controls Technician supports the site in consistently meeting or exceeding safety, quality, environmental, regulatory, financial, and product supply goals.

Essential Functions


  • Supports PM systems for the Line, focusing on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Breakdown Elimination, and Anomaly Handling Daily Management Systems (DMS) primarily through execution of planned and unplanned maintenance activities
  • Drives results in Planned and Unplanned Downtime
  • Install, program, commission, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment, instrumentation, control, SCADA, and related information systems
  • Maintain accurate records by developing, reviewing, and updating all electrical and controls drawings and P&ID’s
  • Maintain inventory list of critical controllers and programs and manage revision control
  • Develop backup SOP’s in case of system failure on critical controls systems throughout all ELITE Facilities
  • Review operator manuals and other established guidelines; ensure equipment and information systems are operated in accordance with established guidelines
  • Develop and review control system strategies including written Sequence of Operations (SOO)
  • Serves as a liaison to manufacturers, contractors, and other internal or external parties with respect to utilities equipment, instruments, electrical and controls related systems
  • Perform controls related project management tasks for small to medium scale projects involving either new or existing equipment; manage capital projects from $2,500 to $50,000
  • Stay up to date on current technologies - 40 hrs of training required per year
  • Leads and participates in root cause (RCA) problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for the line/dept.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities through participation in focused improvement teams and opportunity identification during the course of standard work
  • Participates in the PM Revision strategy for the factory
  • Supports the execution of Line 90-Day loss-elimination plans
  • Provides feedback to the Technical Planner regarding effectiveness and quality of planned maintenance tasks
  • Maintain, modify, and/or update equipment files, drawings, and any other relevant documentation
  • Supports 5S activities

Internal Relationships:

  • Trains and coaches technicians and operators on maintenance, care, and operation of the equipment
  • Trains maintenance technicians on industrial control system, electrical, and programming methodologies
  • Maintains excellence in customer service by responding to all help requests in a timely manner and communicating in a professional manner
  • In collaboration with the production, logistics, and quality departments, provide feedback on associate annual performance reviews (APR) and contribute to the data analysis and management of the Management by Objective (MBO) program Able to communicate professionally with others while under pressure




  • Associate in Electrical Engineering Technology, Controls Engineering or similar field or a combination of 5 years’ experience with PLC programming, control system design, IT or similar work within industry or the military
  • Computer literacy (CMMS, web browsers, and Microsoft Office Products)
  • IT or information network experience
  • Experience with BAS and DDC systems for HVAC and Utility applications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Experience operating within a formalized Continuous Improvement Environment (TPM, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma)
  • Licensed Electrician
  • CADD experience
  • ASQ Certified Calibration Technician
  • Infrared Thermography Certification
  • Work experience in a GMP environment
  • Project Management experience – up to $50,000


  • Required Competencies:
  • Functional Technical Skills, Drive for Results, Action Orientation, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Customer Focus, and Decision Quality.
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude, ability to apply engineering principles, ability to learn, and willingness to be a team player
  • Proficient in the use of common software packages including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in programming/troubleshooting all versions of AB PLC-5, SLC, Micrologix, Controllogix, & CompactLogix controllers
  • Proficient in programming/troubleshooting Siemens SIMATIC controllers year 2006-present
  • Proficient in programming/troubleshooting AB, Danfoss, and Siemens VFDs
  • Best practices for operating information systems (including SCADA), networks and peripherals relating to manufacturing
  • Intimate knowledge of Arc Flash and electrical PPE requirements and the National Electric Code
  • Reading and interpreting manuals, specifications, drawings, and blueprints
  • Reading and interpreting meters, gauges, charts, and a variety of instruments
  • Reading and interpreting design, PID, control, and electrical drawings
  • Preferred Competencies: Listening, Creativity, Conflict Management, and Developing Direct Reports & Others

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions on the Production Floor:

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced light manufacturing environment.
  • PPE requirements: safety glasses, respiratory protection, company supplied lab coats, and gloves.
  • GMP gowning requirements: Hair net, beard guard (if applicable), shoe covers, and sweatbands as required.
  • Factory Attire.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting / carrying (10-50 lbs.).
  • Frequent pushing / pulling (50-300 lbs) and frequent bending and stooping.
  • Frequent handling / gripping (parts, tools, etc.).

Regulatory Compliance

All Employees agree to comply with a strict adherence to Company and OSHA safety requirements, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory standards.

Commitment to Safety

At ELITE we consider the safety, health, and security of our employees, the integrity of our assets, the protection of the environment, and the quality of our service to be integral to the efficient management of our business.

We believe that all injuries, illnesses, and incidents arising from things we do in the course of our business are preventable and we are committed to preventing harm to anyone as a result of our operations. We put SAFETY F1RST in everything we do. We each have a responsibility for our own safety and for the safety of others. Maintaining high standards of health and safety, ensuring the safe operations of our facilities, vehicles, and other assets is good for our employees, our customer, our business, and the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to continual and sustainable improvements in our health and safety performance and will ensure, our employees and others who may be affected by our operations, are not exposed to risks to ether their health or safety.

The ultimate responsibility for health and safety and environmental compliance within ELITE lies with the Senior Management team. They have the overall responsibility for the health and safety of all our employees and for ensuring that the risks and impacts from our activities are understood and mitigated. However, everyone at ELITE must understand the part they play to help contain health and safety risks and that this is part of our everyday work. It is the responsibility of every individual working within the business to make themselves aware of possible health and safety risks and to take reasonable measures to reduce this risk in their working environment.

Cover-All Clause

The preceding essential functions, qualifications, and physical requirements have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. ELITE ONE SOURCE® Nutritional Services, Inc reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of any position and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Additionally, employees of ELITE agree to accept and complete additional projects as assigned by a member of management.