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Company:  JCrew

Lynchburg, VA, US, 24502

Date:  Jan 17, 2023

Maintenance Controls Technician (2nd shift M-F) - Lynchburg, VA

J. Crew Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Lynchburg, Distribution Center



The Maintenance Controls Technician will ensure proper and efficient operation of the distribution center facilities and equipment, supporting the business needs with minimal interruption, ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, while maintaining / lowering cost. We are looking for a highly dedicated and highly skilled team player to fill this role and join our team at J. Crew.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible, and accurate format and completed with all required information.
  • Attend and practice all required training.
  • Perform predictive maintenance techniques on equipment to enhance uptime conditions.
  • Lead and develop technical team on Ladder Logic adjustments and troubleshooting
  • Completes preventative maintenance and other reliability tasks, assist in diagnostics, repairs and rebuilds of machines, partner with engineering or others on non-routine repairs and defect handling solutions.
  • Calibration of new and existing instruments, control valves, controllers, etc.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of control loops, instruments, and/or entire control systems.
  • Able to be contacted in case of, and responds to, an emergency.
  • Able to read, modify, and troubleshoot through PLC and HMI codes.
  • Install VFD’s, program, and tune settings for proper operation.
  • Review, update, troubleshoot, and propose programming solutions
  • Provide ongoing training to the facilities teams and recommendations on utilization of emerging technologies, (controls, PLC’s, VFD’s and robotics, that may be beneficial in the DCs
  • Utilize root cause analysis thought process to ensure sustainability of corrective actions and/or improvements to drive asset reliability.
  • Effectively complete PMs as scheduled to eliminate unplanned downtime.
  • Proficient and diligent in use of CMMS system to track maintenance action items.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices and 5S methodology to maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area, always maintaining audit ready status.
  • Communicates effectively with Production Leaders, Maintenance Leaders, Engineering, and other colleagues.
  • Supports plant production needs and priorities to achieve plant goals.
  • Facilitate, attend, and participate in team meetings and programs.
  • Assist, train, and coach employees.
  • Provide first line troubleshooting on process control systems, applications, and infrastructure.
  • Participate in regular and scheduled maintenance activities on Automation systems and infrastructure with vendor/contractor support and other internal and external maintenance functions.
  • Implement and support control system best practices under the direction of the Maintenance Manager
  • Comply with all regulations, policies, and procedures.




  • A minimum of a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent is required; 2-year technical/trade school degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of manufacturing or related experience is required
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation and electrical installations (Motor Control Centers, etc.).
  • Expertise in controls systems from vendors (such as SDI, Crisplant and/or Wynright)
  • Solid knowledge and experience in packaging and warehouse automation controls and networks
  • Expertise with PLCs, Networking, SCADA systems, DCS systems, HMI, programming
  • Knowledge of scanners/cameras – Sick/Cognex/Reliance
  • Solid mechanical background
  • Experienced in process control systems
  • Excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Excellent in hardware and software development and skills.
  • Effective in understanding automation networks.
  • Be available for on call support during off-shift hours


Work Schedule:

  • Full-time 2nd shift
    • Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm
  • Overtime as needed





We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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