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Control Systems Specialist, Dec



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Control Systems Specialist

Decatur, IL

Join Primient for a more rewarding manufacturing role. From day one, you’ll earn a great wage and full benefits.

Company-wide benefits include:

  • Competitive salary with the opportunity for Overtime

  • Day 1 Benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans.

  • 3 weeks of vacation, increased to 4 weeks after 5 years of service

  • 10 Company Holidays with an additional 2 “Floating Holidays” to be used any time during the calendar year

  • 6 weeks of paid Parental Bonding Leave for new parents

  • Structured career progression and greater responsibilities

  • Education Assistance

  • Company sponsored family and holiday events through our Employee Activity Committee


Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we’re also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Investing in the future of Decatur: We are making an unprecedent investment in our plant and people to create a state-of-the-art facility. It will be a rewarding place for people to work now and for generations to come. We’ve created a culture that is driven by our values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity, and Growth.

Poised for new era of success: our goal is to unlock the full potential of Decatur and our other US locations. The market is strong for our plant-based ingredients, which go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing. As our business grows, our people will grow.


This position is responsible for field repairs of control devices in production areas of the plant. This role direct reports to and will take daily direction from Area Power & Controls Resource or Plant Coordinator.

Key responsibilities: Control Systems Specialist

Primient provides several job specific benefits including tools, uniforms, an annual boot allowance of $200, and Technical Skills trainings.

  • Ability to obey all safety rules and identify and correct potential safety problems

  • Strong aptitude for Instrumentation knowledge, maintenance and test equipment
  • Must be able to use precision-measuring equipment to test instruments for performance during instrument repairs and preventive maintenance
  • Follow SOP’s and/or PM task instruction sets
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Specific Skills

  • Demonstrated mechanical/electrical knowledge to analyze and solve problems on various process systems & instrumentation
  • Demonstrate ability in following areas:
  • Use of PLC logic, P&ID drawings & electrical schematics as a system diagnostic tool
  • Configuration and calibration of control system instruments with HART communicator
  • Troubleshooting motor control circuits
  • Troubleshooting 4-20mA instrument control loops
  • Maintenance and calibration of process analyzers including continuous emissions monitors
  • Maintain discrete and analog control valves
  • Maintain level, pressure, flow, temperature, or analytical transmitters
  • Troubleshoot Allen Bradley PLC control systems
  • Troubleshoot VFD's & Soft Start motor controllers
  • Troubleshoot PLC network communications
  • Maintain & troubleshoot various other industrial controls & devices
  • Strong Understanding of industrial electrical equipment (motors, starters, motor control circuits, electrical schematics)
  • Strong Understanding of industrial process instrumentation (level, pressure, flow, temperature)
  • Must be able to interface with a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) record labor, look up spare parts and identify storeroom location
  • Ability to provide preventive maintenance to instrumentation, including process analyzers
  • Ability to work in a team environment with Primient & contract employees or individually as required
  • Communicate and work with other groups (maintenance mechanics & production technicians) as necessary
  • Basic Microsoft Office 360 software use


This position requires the ability to safely perform the following tasks:

  • Ability to lift equipment and tools up to 50 pounds without mechanical assistance
  • Use of hand tools above shoulders, under ergonomically stressful conditions, and under application of heavy force by employee
  • Work in elevated positions with hand tools and fall restraint equipment
  • Ability to wear personnel protective equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able to pass pulmonary test that is required prior to wearing breathing air mask
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders (fixed/portable) with tools when safe to do so
  • Ability to work from heights, in cold and hot environments
  • Climb a vertical ladder up to 15ft
  • Climb several flights of stairs, several times a shift
  • Stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Bending and twisting motion at the waist and knees


Rewards & benefits
Competitive salary / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

Primient offers a number of company sponsored discounts, including our Discounts via LifeMart program and a discounted YMCA membership.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Successful candidates must also pass a computer test, drug screen, and background check.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.