Controls Technician

Location: Fort Lawn, SC, US, 29714

Date: Mar 28, 2024

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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Why Gallo
Gallo is proud to be expanding into Chester County, South Carolina! Our Chester County Operations facility will be situated on 630 acres and include bottling and canning capabilities, warehousing, a regional distribution center, and will serve as the eastern hub for our import and export business.

We're approaching 100 years of bold ideas and hard work that unite us in our goal to serve joy in the moments that matter. As a company that has thrived on the simple belief of taking care of our people first, we appreciate and value what matters most to you. We're all about providing some of the best benefits, rewards, and development programs available in your area. We focus on caring and respecting each other, because together, we make growth possible.

At Gallo, we're passionate about bringing our culture to life in Chester County and to building something truly amazing, together.

Chester County Operations | We Serve Joy!

Job Overview:

  • Work Schedule: 2-2-3 Schedule, Nights 6p - 6a
  • Responsible for maintaining, installing and troubleshooting all plant instrumentation and other control systems. Applies basic knowledge and understanding of programming and troubleshooting plant controls processes and the equipment used to control those processes. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works cross-functionally taking on varying assignments including: supporting operations and maintenance by troubleshooting utilizing PLCs and electric test equipment.
  • Replaces failed Electrical components and download parameters as needed.
  • Uploads from a PLC and HMI and use to troubleshoot.
  • Executes PLC code changes under the guidance from more experienced Techs.
  • Utilizes Asset Center/RS Linx knowledge.
  • Participates in the development of ideas and concepts.
  • Participates or supports cross-functional teams in the building or improving of capital assets or the commercialization of new products.
  • Solves technical problems & issues.
  • Identifies improvements or modification opportunities.
  • Communicates status of active work.
  • Ensures GMP, safety and quality for all proposed modifications.


What You Will Need:

  • 2 year technical degree in electrical technology plus 1 year of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 3 years of experience working with PLC controls, logic circuits, pneumatic and electrical equipment.

  • Required to climb stairs and ladders; required to conduct work at heights.

  • Knowledgeable of Electrical Safety procedures.

  • May be required to work a rotating shift/schedule (e.g., day, swing, graveyard, 5x8, 4x10) as well as weekends and overtime.

  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.

  • Skilled in writing simple correspondence.

  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.

  • Required to travel to company offices, sites, and/or meeting locations for onboarding, training, meetings, and events for development, department needs, and business delivery up to 5% of the time, with or without reasonable accommodation. This may be in addition to travel requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.

  • Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.


  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $31.80 - $42.97 /Per Hour
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


Perks & Benefits:

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package.
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This position will be based in the location(s) specified in the job posting and requires working on-site with no telecommuting option. You will be expected to live within a commutable distance.


Application Window is Expected to Close On: April 19, 2024
Requisition ID: 103823 


Gallo’s policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


Gallo will comply with state and local laws prohibit discrimination for lawful out-of-work behavior, such as off-duty use of cannabis away from the workplace (subject to federal and state law exceptions), the existence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids as determined by a drug screening test (subject to federal and state law exceptions).


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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