Hillcrest - EG Control Equipment Technic

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Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.


Control Equipment Technician

Job Description:
A Control Equipment Technician (CET) is responsible for performing general and preventive maintenance on the electrical and mechanical systems.  The CET will report to the Engineering Service Leader.  The CET will provide expedient service to all equipment assigned in such a way as to insure maximum efficiency and quality performance involved in the processing the products and to do so with maximum safety, minimum cost with a high quality of workmanship.



  • Knowledge of general safety procedures including proper PPE and 70E.
  • Must have awareness of PC hardware components, desktop operation system software and application software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
  • Should possess excellent analytical skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve opportunities.
  • Able to interact effectively with management, staff, vendors, customers, and work independently, and/or as part of a team.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and be capable of using motorized equipment (fork trucks, tuggers, etc.).
  • Must be self-driven.
  • Must have an Electrical background, including understanding of power distribution, relay logic, electrical print reading, AC/DC drive wiring and programming, AC/DC motors, control equipment (RTD’s, flow meters, D/P cells, I/P’s, Load cells, valve positioners, compensators, potentiometers, relays, etc.)
  • Must have a Mechanical background, including understanding of hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, combustion systems for oven burners, mechanical drive systems, etc.
  • Must be willing to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule.
  • Pay Rate - $22.36 - $27.36 depending on experience and education.



  • Participate in plant safety process including safety meetings, safety subcommittee meetings and safety project teams.
  • Troubleshooting, calibrating, and servicing electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Maintain documentation on various systems
  • Maintain work order system by completing work orders, updating equipment files, updating part files, and updating PM files.
  • Maintain Preventive Maintenance records and perform PM on the required schedule.
  • Maintain Predictive Maintenance records and preform PdM on the required schedule (ultrasonic, vibration, oil analysis, infrared, etc).
  • Maintain spare parts inventory and documentation.
  • Assist in solving quality and production related problems
  • Assist contractors in installing new equipment or upgrading existing equipment
  • Assist other engineering associates performing work as required to keep production machinery and auxiliary equipment in working order.
  • Train other shop associates as needed.
  • Participate in on or off site training as required.
  • Repair machine breakdowns.
  • Complete work that is required on department work list.
  • Troubleshoot and repair D.C. and A.C. motors and drives. 
  • Troubleshoot and repair breakers, overloads, proximity sensors, micro-switches, mechanical switches, etc.
  • Work on electrical infrastructure including conduit and flex.
  • Assist in maintaining plant security and building integrity.
  • Read electrical drawings and work on electrical components on machinery.


Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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