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"For the past 15 years, Sentry Equipment has been good to me and has made me to be the person I am today. Sentry has taught me to work hard, to be proud of what I do and to be proud of the product we put out."
- Marvin
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Controls Engineer 

Job Summary 

The Controls Engineer will help design and develop new automation equipment and conveyor systems. The Controls Engineer will work to develop machine and process concepts along with the Engineering team. The ideal candidate will program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine-tuning and validation. The Controls Engineer will work closely with our Mechanical Engineering team

Essential Functions 

  • Layout new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant.

  • PLC code will interact with subsystems such as Robots, conveyor systems, and servos. Primarily AB Logix 5000 platform.

  • HMI development is required to simplify machine operations for operators.

  • Hands-on mechanical adjustments with great attention to detail.

  • Prepare software programs for custom conveying and automation systems.

  • Formulate PLC and operator interface programs.

  • Possess a working understanding of schematic wiring diagrams, PLC I/O, connection diagrams, and field drawings for design work.

  • Will conduct Factory Acceptance Tests and functional checks, troubleshoot, start-up of control systems throughout the US.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Current, hands-on knowledge for developing and programming PLC programs preferably Allen Bradley Control Logix, CompactLogix, PLC and SLC, and use of Ethernet

  • Working, hands-on knowledge of Operator interface programs, preferably Allen Bradley Factory Talk View and RS View.

  • AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify or select alternate design approaches.

Required Education & Experience 

Minimum of 2 years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand on concrete floor, bend, stoop, and lift steel materials

Travel:

60% Travel Required

 

Field Service Programmer

Job Summary 

The Field Service Programmer provides Electrical Controls service and customer support during field visits to customer facilities

Essential Functions 

  • Read and understand schematic wiring diagrams.

  • Connect to PLCs and navigate programming code.

  • Troubleshoot wiring, Check I/O, Tach conveyors

  • Implement interface connections between PLCs

  • Correct PLC code as needed or directed by Controls Engineer

  • Generate changes as needed in HMI programs

Competency

  • Knowledge of PLC programs, preferably Allen-Bradley Control Logix, Compact Logix, SLC and PLC

  • Knowledge of Operator Interface programs, preferably FactoryTalk View and RSView.

  • Demonstrates oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify or select alternate design approaches.

Preferred Education & Experience 

Previous experience in the field or with Rockwell software and Allen Bradley processors is a plus

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Physical Requirements

Standing, sitting, stooping, etc.

Work Environment

Office, Shop, and Customer setting; Travel throughout USA approximately 75%

Additional Eligibility Requirements 

Flexibility with scheduling; travel

 

Assembly Mechanic- 1st Shift

Job Summary 

The Assembly Associate will assist with the assembly of various machine and conveyor equipment. You will assemble components according to blueprint specifications, using precision measurement tools to perform quality tests. Our ideal applicant will have some mechanical assembly experience and manual dexterity.

Essential Functions 

  • Assemble a variety of machine and conveyor equipment.

  • Use measurement and hand-held tools.

  • Read, interpret and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures.

  • Perform quality work checks to insure the product meets quality standards.

  • Identify product defects.

  • Rework and/or repair assembled equipment and products according to engineering specification changes.

  • Perform all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.

Competency

Assembly experience a plus.

  • High attention to detail and self-motivation skills.

  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

  • Manual dexterity.

  • Basic math and blueprint reading skills.

  • Familiarity with hand and power tools.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly lift 30-50 pounds

  • Regularly perform repetitive tasks

  • Regularly possess manual dexterity to put parts or pieces together quickly and accurately

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Climate Controlled facility. A work life balance culture.

 

Fabricator - 2nd Shift

Job Summary 

Performs fabrication procedures to ensure that steel is shaped, sanded, grinded, deburred, and produced according to specifications.

Essential Functions 

  • Ensures that all parts are itemized.

  • Ensures laser parts are free of sharp edges

  • Keeps material carts straight & organized

  • Keeps work area clean and neat

  • Assists and trains newer employees

  • Maintain satisfactory level of production

  • Maintains attendance at satisfactory rating

  • Follows safety procedures

  • Work harmoniously with other employees

Competency

  • Ability to operate machinery such as grinders, belt sanders, tumblers, deburring machine, etc.

  • Ability to perform all functions of a Deburrer and assist Brake Operators

  • High School or GED

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand on concrete floor, bend, and lift steel materials.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Climate Controlled facility. A work life balance culture.

 

Maintenance Technician

Job Summary 

  • Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.

  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

  • Demonstrate skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.

  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.

  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.

  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.

  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.

  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.

Competency

  • Industrial electrical knowledge required with experience with both AC and DC voltage ranging from 12 VDC – 480 VDC.

  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical schematics.

  • Basic computer literacy required; experience with computer maintenance management software preferred.

  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality required.

  • High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience preferred.

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and move objects up to 75 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Climate Controlled facility. A work life balance culture.

 

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Job Summary 

The Shipping and Receiving Clerk receives and inspects incoming products and materials, as well as prepares products for shipment.

Essential Functions 

Clerk will receive and inspect incoming goods throughout the day and prepare goods for shipping daily, load and unload trucks, stock merchandise, process data in internal tracking and software systems. Clerk is expected to keep shipping and receiving area neat, clean, and organized.​

Competency

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access), data entry, and freight software.

  • Strong communication skills, ability to multi-task, attention to detail.

  • Previous shipping and receiving experience is a large plus!

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., ability to drive a forklift

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Temperature controlled work environment inside, minimal noise (no hearing protection needed), eye protection required at all times inside shop.

 

Pre-Wire Technician

Job Summary 

Ideal candidate will be prepared to learn Sentry’s standard for all aspects of electrical installation including but not limited to: wire-way, wire and cable pulls and wire terminations, reading and understanding detailed schematics, mounting sensors and disconnects, troubleshooting system issues.

Essential Functions 

  • Adjust, repair, or replace electrical component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.

  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine materials requirements or assembly instructions.

  • Maintain a clean and safe environment by daily sweeping and general cleaning.

  • Performs pre-wiring of motors, photo eyes, sensors, and terminates wiring at the control panel.

  • Performs electrical start-up and troubleshooting as required.

  • Notifies supervisor of any unusual conditions of material, drawings, parts, and shop equipment.

  • Meets acceptable time/work standards.

  • Works in accordance with established safety policies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Competency

  • High school degree or equivalent

  • Position typically expects one (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience based on scope of the position

  • Willing and able to work overtime as required

  • Possess problem solving capabilities, with a sense of urgency

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask

  • Must have a positive attitude, foster a continuous improvement environment and work well with others

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., ability to drive a forklift

Supervisor Responsibilities:

None

Work Environment

Temperature controlled work environment inside, minimal noise (no hearing protection needed), eye protection required at all times inside shop.