The associate will be involved in programming & configuration of Allen-Bradley PLC-5, SLC, Control Logix, Compact Logix and Micro Logix. Many of the programs will need to be uploaded and tested on customer sites. The associate will also support the technical service people. With more than 500 equipment installations in North America whom are part of the food chain it is imperative that our equipment is up and running quickly


Time Utilization:

This position will require travel up to 60-70% of the time for technical support. Schedule needs to be flexible to accommodate customer schedules.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):


1. The associate will trouble-shoot mechanical/electrical issues with various packaging equipment machines. For example, tray sealers, fillers, dosers, form/fill/seal equipment, case erecting, automatic loading, sleeving, cartoning, closing, flow wrap, shrink wrap, vertical and horizontal thermoforming.

2. Extensive knowledge of Allen Bradley, Compact Logix, Ethernet, Devicenet, and PLC Programming is required.

3. Associate must be a self-starter and comfortable working with people in trouble-shooting and problem solving situations.

4. Regularly exert excellent communication and customer service skills. Must be team oriented and possess a strong commitment to quality.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate must be capable of Allen Bradley PLC programming and trouble-shooting. B&R programming experience a plus. Experience with Compact Logic, Micro Logic, SLC500 and RS View. Electrical and mechanical knowledge is required in trouble-shooting problems.




High school diploma or GED required. Technical schooling in electricity, electronics or equipment maintenance desired. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in field service or equipment maintenance in a related industry is preferred.


Language Ability:


Excellent interpersonal skills required to effectively work with Company and Client personnel. Ability to read and interpret documents including mechanical blueprints and electrical schematics.

Math Ability:



Reasoning Ability:


Ability to assess and define problems, interpret instruction and act accordingly.


Computer Skills:

Must have familiarity with MS Office Suite and Windows platform.


Certificates and Licenses:

Current valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a passport for travel.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work is performed in a combination of shop/warehouse environments. Exposure to fluctuating hot and cold temperatures. Exposure to warehouse elements such as noise, dust, odors, fumes, oils.


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The ability to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs. Ability to sit for extended durations when traveling by car or airplane. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, stoop, squat and move about a facility. Keen hearing and sight ability (close and distance vision) for detecting any abnormalities with the machines. Proper use of safety devices as required for the safe operation of all machinery, tools and equipment.


Harpak-ULMA Behavior Standard:


Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a respectful manner so that associates get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.


Interested and qualified applicants should send a resume to:


Human Resources

Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC

175 John Quincy Adams Road

Taunton, MA 02780