Electrical Controls Technician

  • ID: 541003
  • Posted: 7/3/2024
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Category: LI - Technician
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Are you an Electrical Controls Technician who is looking to join one of the top companies within the Automation Machinery Manufacturing industry?


Are you looking to further your career and grow?


Do you have experience as an electrician and electrical drafts person in public utility, manufacturing, or industrial environments?


If you answered yes to those three questions, then apply today!


Acara Solutions seeks highly qualified candidates to work REMOTE with our client in Melbourne. Interested?



Here's what you'd do:

  • The Electrical Controls Technician is an Electrician with expertise in industrial control applications and CAD-based electrical drawing.
  • Working in the municipal water and wastewater industry, the ECT is responsible for surveying existing motor control cabinets and instrumentation, creating detailed electrical drawings of control panels and how they will integrate into the surveyed field equipment, and installing, wiring, and starting up the completed panels.
  • While this role does not involve programming PLCs, understanding electrical systems, dry-contact control loops, 4-20mA analog signals, and physically integrating equipment with PLCs.
  • Develop detailed electrical drawings, schematics, and diagrams of industrial control systems for project submittals based on the project's quoted materials and labor.
  • Collaborate with engineers, project managers, and other stakeholders to understand project objectives and requirements.
  • Review technical documents, blueprints, and specifications to ensure accuracy and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Select appropriate electrical components, equipment, and materials when integration with control systems deviates from the initial design.
  • Execute Product Acceptance Tests (PATs) on panels as they are produced and work with SCADA Controls Technicians (SCTs - PLC programmers) to resolve any issues discovered.
  • Assist installation crews, as needed, with installing panels and their enclosures.
  • Terminate wiring from field devices to control panels and test operation. In some instances, termination or modification may also need to be performed on the field equipment.
  • Fully document the completion and start-up of the panel at the customer's location and update project drawings and documentation to an as-built status.
  • Troubleshoot network, digital, and 4-20mA analog control and monitoring circuits.


Here's what you'll get:

  • Pay $27.00/Hr.
  • Hours: 8/40 HRs/Wk.
  • Length: Direct Placement.


Sound like a good fit? 



About Acara Solutions

Acara is a premier recruiting and workforce solutions provider-we help companies compete for talent. With a legacy of experience in various industries worldwide, we partner with clients, listen to their needs, and customize visionary talent solutions that drive desired business outcomes. We leverage decades of experience to deliver contingent staffing, direct placement, executive search, and workforce services worldwide.

Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an electrician and electrical drafts person in public utility, manufacturing, or industrial environments.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in CAD software (AutoCAD, BricsCAD) for creating electrical drawings and ladder-style schematics.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in electrical design and installation industry standards and regulations (NEC, NFPA).

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Certification in Electrical Engineering or Electronics.
  • Understanding electrical principles, circuits, and components commonly used in industrial control systems.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in creating and reviewing technical drawings and documentation.
  • Practical communication skills and the ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Problem-solving abilities and the capacity to troubleshoot electrical issues and drawing discrepancies.
  • The ability to interpret technical specifications and requirements and document them is critical.

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, overtime as needed, and travel to various job sites as needed to meet project requirements and deadlines
  • This includes standing, sitting, walking, lifting (up to 60 lbs), talking, and hearing safety alerts.
  • Work will be done indoors in a temperature-controlled environment and outdoors at job sites in hot or cold temperatures.
  • The noise level in a typical office environment is low to moderate, though hearing protection and other personal protective equipment will be needed on some job sites.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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