PLC Tech

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Job Description


Pactiv Evergreen is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.


*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.


PLC Tech 


Hiring Immediately!!


Kinston, NC location


HUGE Sign-On Bonus Offered!!

$500 Referral Bonus Offered!



1st shift available




  • Depending on experience

  • Eligible for annual & skill-based wage increases

  • Add EXTRA money to your paycheck by referring friends and family



  • Medical (Comprehensive PPO, two HRA Plans and an HSA plan)

  • Dental (basic and comprehensive coverage)

  • Vision (basic and premier coverage)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • 401K with a 6% company match (Eligible to participate from day one (1) with 100 % vesting in all company provided funds immediately)

  • New Hire Wellness Bonus (see plan details)

  • Healthcare and Dependent day care flexible spending accounts

  • Livongo diabetes program

  • Corporate discounts


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Duties performed by employees in this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, NEC, properties of materials and principles of operations of electrical equipment. Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.

  • Ability to utilize electrical test equipment and ability to isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment.

  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing and replacing faulty components, circuits, printed circuit boards and similar electronic devices.

  • Knowledge of low & high voltage electrical systems and basic wiring principles.

  • Ability to measure, cut, thread, pull and install electrical conduit. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.  Installs conduits, transformers, pull boxes and switches.  Services and repairs starters, motors and various other types of electrical equipment and apparatus.

  • Fabricates parts not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.

  • Determines need for, analyzes and makes necessary running adjustments, repairs and overhauls.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs electric controls, motor control centers and programmable logic controls. Proven comprehension and abilities to program, troubleshoot and maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).

  • Installs and repairs electrical equipment, designs electrical controls circuits and installs electrical wiring. Draws electrical & electronic equipment.

  • Identifies equipment and material needs for projects. Reads and interprets blueprints and schematics.

  • Coordinates on all project needs with Maintenance & Production Supervisors/Managers.

  • Proven leadership abilities to effectively communicate orally and in written form to Management, employees and contractors. Provide leadership to all employees in compliance with all Pactiv’s safety programs.

  • Knowledge of electrical terms, materials, methods, tools and equipment used in the inspection repair, installation, service and maintenance of electrical systems.  Applicable code sections related to this field (i.e., National Electrical Code of the Industrial Accident Commission).  Principles of electrical theory including amperage/voltage load requirements and calculations.  Working from blueprints, sketches and shop drawings.  Interface with service personnel and contractors to ensure quality workmanship.

  • Assist (as required) in the training & skill up grading of other maintenance personnel as well as production associates (machine operators) etc.

  • Must continually demonstrate proficiency in the job skill level of this position in accordance with the requirements of the job description.

  • Participates in all plant emergencies as required and maintains any certification/training as deemed necessary or required by management in order to be able to respond to any specific plant emergencies.

  • Must be willing to participate in and successfully complete any job related educational courses, training/testing programs, etc. as deemed necessary or required in order to upgrade the position skill level in order to remain effective in the position and be eligible for advancement to other job levels.

  • Performs additional duties of a similar nature and level of responsibility as might be required.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  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 Abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Five years journey level industrial experience (installing, maintaining & repairing industrial equipment).  Able to read blueprints/schematics, determine and correct causes of equipment failure.  Experienced at performing precision equipment alignments.  Working knowledge of fabrication, installation & maintenance of production and support equipment (e.g. Arc welders, oxy-acetylene torches, saws, drills, grinders, pumps, engines). Must maintain non-disciplinary status with regard to job performance and attendance record.  Ability to accept position responsibility and empowerment and be able to efficiently perform the functions of this job with minimal supervision required.  Must satisfactorily meet testing/training requirements.



Basic mathematical ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit numbers including fractions Ability to perform these operations using units Metric and Imperial weight, measurement, and volume.



High degree of knowledge of equipment and aptitude for understanding mechanical systems through formal training and/or education.  Be able to perform repairs (including electrical).  Uses and/or make special attachments when necessary.  Certifies to operate forklift.  Trained in lock out/tag out procedures.



Ability to express through verbal or visual aid and able to write numbers and time in clear, understandable messages.  Must be able to read, write & understand basic English.  Able to communicate effectively, get along with coworkers & management and deal effectively & professionally under pressure.



Job requires making decisions based on established guidelines regarding running or shutting down on defective work and operational problems/difficulties of all kinds.  Plans repair procedures for most efficient accomplishment of job at hand.  Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed and simple written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.  Uses high degree of ingenuity in solving all types of maintenance problems.


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

  • Minimal 8.0 hour shifts/ or rotating shift schedule.

  • Required to stand & walk continually.

  • Frequent lifting up to 10 pounds, occasionally will lift & carry up to 40 pounds and occasional assisted lifting & carrying up to 100 pounds.

  • Frequent pushing/pulling up to 40 pounds.

  • Frequent bending, stooping, kneeling & reaching.

  • Frequent repetitive finger movement.

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

  • Constant noise levels above 85db.

  • Constant dry/dusty (paper) environment.

  • Constant work around machinery & forklifts.

  • Steel toed footwear, safety glasses & hearing protection is required.

  • May experience temperature extremes based on outside temperature.


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at


Located 96 miles southeast of Raleigh Durham airport, Kinston is a city in Lenoir County, North Carolina, with a population of 21,677 as of the 2010 census. It has been the county seat of Lenoir County since its formation in 1791. Kinston is located in the coastal plains region of eastern North Carolina. In 2009, Kinston won the All-America City Award.


The plant was built in 1993 with an addition in 1995, manufactures paper cups and cartons, and has approximately 350 employees.


Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law.  For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email


 All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.