Control Systems Specialist


Westborough, Massachusetts

9 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Control Systems Specialist
Duration: 09 Months
Location: Westborough, MA (Hybrid) 
We are seeking a skilled Manufacturing Test Technician to join our Robotics team. Facility focuses on troubleshooting, maintaining, and optimizing test equipment for cutting-edge robotics workcell sub-assemblies. Ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of electro-mechanical systems, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and thrive in a fast-paced production environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Promote a safety-first culture and lead by example within our fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Execute routine and specialized tests to ensure product quality and performance standards.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose issues in electro-mechanical sub-assemblies, utilizing end-of-line test equipment.
  • Utilize diagnostic tools (vendor software, multi-meters, oscilloscopes) for troubleshooting controls components.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot manufacturing test systems (automated test solutions developed by internal manufacturing test engineering team)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in PLC systems (e.g. Allen Bradley/Rockwell, Siemens), including troubleshooting ladder logic.
  • Maintain accurate test records and collaborate with engineers on solutions and test coverage improvements.
  • Participate in the calibration and maintenance of test equipment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a test technician in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting both mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Ability to interpret schematics, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, (written and verbally) with peers, management, contractors and vendors.
  • Knowledge of safe working practices around moving and electrical equipment
  • Industrial controls/ PLC systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with robotics or automation systems is a strong plus.
  • Associate degree in electronics, electrical engineering technology, or a related technical field, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years' experience in test equipment installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance in a manufacturing setting.
  • Formal trade qualification or current electrical contractor license
  • Experience in Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC control level issue diagnosis using ladder logic and Control View HMI.
  • Robotic programming experience (Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles (5S, Kaizen, etc.)
  • Experience with data collection tools and Quality Control systems.
Degree or Certification:
  • Bachelor’s (preferred, but not required)
  • Completion on Tests
Leadership Principle:
  • Learn and Be Curious
  • Earns Trust
Must Haves:
  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • Industrial controls/ automation 
  • PLC system knowledge programing

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $30.00/hr.

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