Controls Technician - 3rd Shift

Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Group North America is currently seeking a 3rd shift Controls Technician.  This position is based out of our Kearney, NE facility.  

The Controls Technician will troubleshoot and repair all production / support equipment, diagnose systems and equipment performance, and support maintenance with electronic /electrical repairs and programing of PLC’s and drives.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Write machine programs for new automated systems & upgrade existing systems
  • Diagnosis and repair of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic equipment
  • Diagnosis of electronic and computer systems
  • Support maintenance with electronic/electrical repairs, motion control, and programing of PLC and Drives
  • Troubleshoot cameras and vision systems
  • Troubleshoot and Repair DC circuitry
  • Install electrical equipment according to NEC code
  • Troubleshoot Induction Heating systems
  • Assist with plant projects and infrastructure requests as required

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.



Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year manufacturing work experience
  • High School Diploma or GED for an accredited institution
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate within a production environment
  • Proven ability to diagnosis and repair electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems
  • Proven ability to work on motor controls, AC drives, PLCs, G & L/Allen Bradley
  • Knowledge and ability to follow NEC Rules
  • Strong ability to read blueprints and schematics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Electrical Technology or Mechatronics

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: No