Controls Technician

API Technologies Corp. in State College, PA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Details


Welcome to API Technologies! We hire people who are curious, resilient, and want to make a difference. Our employee’s impact goes beyond designing and manufacturing electronic components, together our work is exploring space, protecting soldiers, and saving lives. Our high performance components, assemblies, and subsystems are used inside mission critical environments; such as, the space station, fighter jets, and embedded medical devices. Our company of experienced engineers and technologists work by these values – safety, integrity, respect, ethics, trust and continuous improvement. Join a company where we strive to put excellence in everything we do, including your career. Learn more about us at

JOB SUMMARY: Sets up, maintains, calibrates, modifies and repairs production and measurement equipment and machinery and assists in the general maintenance and upkeep of the physical plant and associated infrastructure.


  • Assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Maintain electrical equipment to meet regulatory codes at the country, state and federal levels.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, program and maintain machine and kiln controls and electronics, and PLC’s (where applicable)
  • Sets up, monitors, calibrates and repairs mechanical, electronic and pneumatic production and measurement equipment; modifies, adjusts and/or repairs HVAC and refrigeration equipment; installs and/or hooks up production equipment.
  • Assists in production and/or construction-repair efforts by performing manufacturing processes such as installing conduit and wire, network cabling, lighting, controls, poly and single phase motors and power distribution systems. 
  • Assists in general maintenance; coordinates actions of one or more helpers; performs preventative maintenance under direction of supervisor; assists subcontractors in upgrading and/or improving facility.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of trade practices and procedures by reviewing trade publications other resources.
  • Conduct preventive and or reactive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Install or modify plant infrastructure systems to accommodate changes in manufacturing requirements and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties

    OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned at the discretion of the department supervisor.

  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Experience Years: 3-5 years
  • Experience Type: Industrial Maintenance or Construction Trades
  • OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certificates/Licenses: See below:
  • Universal Refrigerant License and Electrical Certification preferred. (Not applicable for state of PA.)

  • Ability to work in teams; Power and controls troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude and basic construction skills such as writing, plumbing, carpentry, masonry; use of hand and power tools; basic welding and or brazing/soldering techniques, ability to safely use forklift and aerial work platform.
  • Operation of conduit bender, digital multi meter, arc welder, torches, vacuum pump, power and hand tools; drill press, bench grinder, National Electric Code.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Manufacturing Floor Based

    DIRECT REPORTS: No Direct Reports

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Choose an item.

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, talk or hear
  • Required to walk and use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Able to lift, twist and bend with 30-50 pounds
  • Able to be on feet for extended periods of time

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