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Company: GAF
Location: Dallas, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


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Job Description:

The Regional Controls Specialist will be responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise in support of multiple GAF manufacturing locations. The primary focus will be on process control (hardware and software), data acquisition, plant data network, and related issues. Responsibilities include the troubleshooting of control, instrument, and electrical problems adversely affecting the manufacturing process.


60% - Investigate and analyze electrical or controls related problems associated with the manufacturing

operation. Take the appropriate action to correct the identified problems by applying a thorough knowledge of electrical and control theories and principles, standards and specifications, and local and national electrical codes.

15% - Manage the installation of electrical/electronic equipment including PLCs, variable speed AC drives, servo motors and drives, and instrumentation.

15% - Contribute to capital projects initiated by on-site engineering resources or the corporate Controls Team.

5% - Work with plant resources and other controls team members to ensure projects are properly scheduled.

5% - Ensure software and hardware maintenance for the process control systems and the network is conducted in accordance with corporate standards.


Level Based Competencies are to be designated based on job level and content: Technical / Professional Acumen, Customer Orientation, Innovation, Teamwork

Technical knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced):

  • Advanced PLC & HMI Programming

  • Intermediate Drive & Servo Setup

  • Intermediate startup support

  • Intermediate process instrument setup & support

  • Advanced machine troubleshooting

  • Intermediate Network Management

General knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced):

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Intermediate analytical skills

  • Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to execute projects within scope, schedule, and budget

  • Ability to manage the efforts of contractors and/or internal maintenance personnel in project installations

  • Ability to coach, lead, and mentor technicians


  • A continuous process for thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) mat: Unwinding, Extrusion, Accumulation, Winding, Wrapping, Palletizing

  • A continuous process for the foam expansion board: Material conveyors, Mixing Heads, Heating systems, Cutting systems, Stacking Systems, Tankage systems

  • Injection process for Molding: Injection molding equipment, Robotics, Thermal heating/cooling systems, Process blending system


  • All Rockwell PLCs & HMIs

  • Rockwell drives

  • Load cells and load cell circuitry

  • General Robotics

  • Pilz Safety PLCs

  • Rockwell & Rexroth servos

  • Rosemount, Dwyer, Barksdale instrumentation

  • Wonderware HMI applications


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Ability to read and concentrate via computer data entry typing and proofreading

  • Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs and walk on the open grating on elevated surfaces

  • Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch

  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone

  • Ability to use hands and fingers to handle and feel tools, instruments, controls, or objects.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Must continuously have the ability to differentiate colors precisely

  • Periodically lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds


  • High School Diploma or GED required. Technical or two year degree preferred.

  • 3-5 years of experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment is required, preferably in a Controls Specialist type role.

  • Expertise focused on electrical components, PLC's, instrumentation, and variable speed AC drives.

  • Skilled in the installation and upkeep of PLC-based control systems in a manufacturing environment.


No of direct reports: n/a

No of indirect reports: n/a

Budget Responsibility: n/a

Travel Requirements: 60%


We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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