Instrument and Controls Technician

Green Thumb Industries

Oglesby, IL, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role

The Instrumentation Controls Technician for Green Thumb Industries, reporting to the Electrical Controls Engineer, requires a high level of hands-on knowledge of manufacturing equipment, practices, machine maintenance, instrumentation, repair skills and systems; including PC, robotics, PLC programming and SCADA applications. This individual will be required to be proactive, organized, and work effectively toward milestones with minimal direction from manager and advises. 


Ensures all assigned maintenance activities are being performed safely and according to plant and corporate safety standards and policies.

Troubleshoot, diagnose, and develop sustainable solutions for issues with equipment to include; PLC controlled equipment, plant electrical, hydraulic/pneumatic, and mechanical systems including motors, instrumentation, and distribution

Analyze, troubleshoot and repair systems to maintain process efficiency

Understand and analyze technical specifications of electro-mechanical systems including electrical schematics, PIDs, interconnect diagrams

Perform corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance to detect and prevent problems

Coordinate efforts with other technicians involved in installing/maintaining equipment or components, to ensure that systems function properly

Communicate with machine operators, understand and have a working knowledge of equipment to detect equipment problems, analyze malfunctions and verify system problems 

Provide guidance in machine setup, shutdown, calibration, and routine preventative maintenance tasks on assigned manufacturing equipment depending on area needs.

Collects and evaluates machine operating data to make equipment adjustments to ensure process optimization.

Train other employees in equipment operation and evaluates level of qualification

Support minor building, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical repairs, troubleshooting & preventative maintenance as necessary


High School Diploma

Associates degree and/or Technical School certification or similar is preferred

Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems up to 480v

Preferred - 3 years’ experience maintaining manufacturing systems and equipment in an automated plant

Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions with high level of detail and accuracy.

Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness

Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment

Possesses a high level of critical thinking

Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information

Must work well with others and be able to adapt quickly to changes in policy, procedure and technique.

Additional Requirements

Must pass any and all required background checks

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Must possess valid driver’s license

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must be approved by the D.O.A. to receive an Agent badge

Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of GTI

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, climbing, reaching, squatting, kneeling, crawling, seeing and repetitive motions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to work on feet.  Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (100 pounds with assistance) AND must be able to do so safely with extreme care and caution.

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