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Skilled Trades - Electronics Technician

The Electronics Technician must be able to trouble-shoot, analyze, repair, calibrate, modify, program, and install any form of plant instrumentation or electronic equipment

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

3500 Washington Rd, Texarkana, AR 71854

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We’re constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!


The Electronics Technician must be able to trouble-shoot, analyze, repair, calibrate, modify, program, and install any form of plant instrumentation or electronic equipment as specified by the staff Engineer. Candidate will be expected to perform these duties on electronic, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or hybrid plant systems. Duties are to be performed in the SRA whenever possible or on operating plant equipment only after Maintenance Supervision feels that normal maintenance procedures have proven to be inadequate.


Job Specific Duties include, but are not limited to:


Calibration and maintenance of equipment of the SRA

Establishing, with the staff Engineer, a systematic calibration schedule for all plant instruments and to enforce this schedule

Communication of work activity and status to the assigned staff Engineer on a regular basis

Developing and conducting of technical training programs

Keeping accurate and orderly files of work performed as well as maintaining up-to-date schematics of all equipment under test

Establishing a spare parts list for plant instruments and electronic equipment

Actively and continually evaluating process machine operations to identify and implement process improvement projects


It will also be the function of the SRA Technician to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to repair, use, configure, and/or program the various Plant Process Control systems and equipment including - but limited to: -Temperature - Thermocouple RTD, Thermistor, and Infrared. - Pressure - I/P (V/P) transducers, P/I (P/V) transducers, switches - Weight Control Systems - Load cells - Speed control - AC drives, DC drives, Servo Drives - Machine Control PLCs, PCs, robotic controllers, axis positioning, proprietary systems, PID loop controllers, modulating controls, CRT/LED operator interface units, SCADA systems. - Position LVDTs, Encoders - Annunciators, LED Displays, and operator interface units. - Other- Proprietary analog and digital circuit boards, ultrasonic sensors, X-ray units, barcode scanners/readers, vision systems, radiation precure units.


In addition, the technician must demonstrate, in a manner determined by the Staff Engineer, proficiency in the following areas:


A desire to learn and achieve.

The ability to interpret electronic schematics, both for the vacuum tube and solid state circuits, including the understanding of the function of each electronic component.

The ability to work with various types of electronic, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and hybrid test equipment.

An understanding of basic Automatic Control system theory and operation.

An understanding of programmable logic controller programming.

A high degree of physical dexterity.


Basic Qualifications:


High School Diploma, G.E.D. or the Workforce Center’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) with a minimum of Silver Certificate level

Five years' work experience working full time in this specific craft with at least one year working full time in an industrial manufacturing environment

Must score adequately on the Electronics Technician Proficiency Test

Must be able to pass a background check & drug screen




Schedule is a 2-2-3 schedule, as the plant works a 24/7 continuous operation schedule. Standard schedule works every other weekend.

New hires likely to be placed on night shift based on seniority. Some areas may train on day shift and then the new hire is moved to a shift based upon seniority.


Work Environment:


The job is within a heavy industrial environment and you may be required to work within various areas of the factory. Dependent upon the area you will work in, the environmental conditions can be hot, cold, dirty, greasy, wet, and noisy. The position requires you to work a continuous operation, which will include Saturdays and Sundays. Must be able to work any shift assignment, including night shift. The position also requires you to work overtime as needed. Additionally, safety is our highest priority and safety procedures/guidelines must be adhered to at all times. This includes safety wear such as hearing protection, eye protection, protective clothing and steel-toed shoes. Punctuality and attendance are extremely important to the success of the operations in general as well as contributing to an overall positive team atmosphere.




Medical/dental/vision/life and disability coverage


Paid vacation and holidays

Matching Gift Program for eligible charitable contributions

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Discounts


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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