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Our success relies on hiring and retaining the best people. We look for associates who will not only add to our present talent, but will continue to strengthen our company and customer relationships for years to come. Our company history of over 30 years is proof of our strength in building long term relationships.

At Sure Controls, in addition to your salary, and incentive plans, there are a wide variety of benefits available to assist associates and their families in many different ways. These benefits help each individual maintain a good balance in their life. Below are some of the highlights of working for Sure Controls:

Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Technology Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Volunteer Work
  • Company Meetings & Events

Our Managements Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the managers of Sure Controls to serve the associates and make them their number one priority. It is the manager’s obligation to provide a challenging career, opportunity for growth, clear incentive program, and a path to success for each associate. It is the associate and manager’s responsibility to work together as a team to make the company successful. Managers will have a “hands on” approach to problem solving and will lead by example. Every manager has a responsibility to do the right thing for our customers, associates, company, and our society as a whole. Each manager will do their best to bring out the unique talents and skills of their associates. Our managers will provide the “vision” of where we are to go and they will ensure a great future for our associates.

Teamwork

Without teamwork it would be impossible to compete and provide superior customer service. Every person’s job is a critical part of making the entire business operation successful. Cooperation and helping each other out is the rule! No one person’s job is more important than the next person’s. At Sure Controls the team is more important than the individual. Only through teamwork can we be successful.

Continuous Improvement

Every time we do something, we check to see if our methods worked. We take time to figure out how we can do it better next time. From the minute you join the company you are responsible for helping to shape and improve what goes on around us.

Training and Personal Growth

Sure Controls is committed to providing the best possible training and opportunities for individual personal growth in all aspects of the business. This is a difficult task and requires continuous attention considering the time restrictions of a growing business. Only through constant training and personal growth can we adapt to changing markets and provide excellent service to our customers.

“Open Door” Policy

Sure Controls is committed to providing a challenging, professional working environment for all associates. If an associate perceives that a change should be made in the corporation, or in his or her individual treatment, the associate is encouraged to discuss these issues with their immediate manager. It is the company’s commitment that all concerns brought to the attention of management will be thoroughly addressed and resolved when possible.

Our Reputation

We work hard to provide industrial process solutions with enthusiastic services and automation products that enable “World Class Manufacturing”. We are all custodians of our reputation. We strive daily to put into practice the words and actions that describe ourselves: competent, helpful, engaged and smiley.

Location:  Appleton, Wisconsin

Sure Controls is a 35+ year old company based in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin that services Midwest manufacturers needing automation in thermal and fluid processes, web handling, robotics and plant intelligence to meet their customers’ needs.  Our desire is to be an employer of choice, providing associates with personal growth, a fun family environment, quality of life, and treating people with respect and friendliness – all while delivering first class experiences to our customers.  We build lasting relationships both externally and internally.  Most importantly, we really consider ourselves to be a family at Sure Controls. We strive to make the workplace enjoyable, to have great communications, to give people an environment where they can grow, like who they are working with, have their voices heard, and do great things together.  If this sounds like you then we look forward to hearing from you.

Position Summary

The Panel Technician works independently or as part of a team to assemble and wire components for industrial control panels and cabinets according to blueprints and wiring diagrams.  You may be involved with mechanical assembly for robotic systems.  Also, occasionally you will assemble components using extruded aluminum materials.  This can be an entry-level position for those who intend to continue their education in the field of engineering or in the electrical trade.

About You

You should find solving problems and working with highly technical equipment to be cool and interesting.  You should believe in having great quality of life, enjoying who you work with, and feeling like your voice is being heard.  You should be a lifelong learner, and value collaboration with peers, as well as a desire to solve problems.  Attention to detail is important in this position, and you should be motivated by pride in your work.  Prior experience working with hand tools or in hobbies such as carpentry, metal working or repairing electronics is helpful.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Consistent delivery of a positive customer experience as evident through minimal customer complaints and defect free control panel construction
  • Willingness to assist Sure Controls associates
  • Accountable to committed tasks including overtime as needed to complete projects
  • Prioritize work schedule effectively
  • Effectively read and understand electrical schematics and mechanical drawings for assembly of industrial control panels, robotic systems and extruded aluminum projects
  • Demonstrate proficient use of basic power and hand tools
  • Communicate any print inaccuracies to the Project Manager and/or Shop Supervisor
  • Maintain clean shop/work area – Includes putting tools away, sweeping floor, and taking out garbage as a shared responsibility

Required Skills and Competencies

Education and Experience:

  • Associate Degree or High school diploma; one to three years related mechanical assembly or electrical assembly experience and/or training preferred but we will train; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Exceptional desire and openness to learning new concepts
  • Interpretation of Written Information
  • Decision Making – Gathering facts, analysis and producing a final choice
  • Problem Solving – Identity and resolve problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develop alternative solutions and works well individually and in group problem-solving situations
  • Computer skills and basic familiarity with MS Office programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook

Other Requirements

  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally climb ladders and stairs, work from heights
  • Occasionally lift 100 pounds maximum and occasionally lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • The noise level in the work environment can range from moderate to loud
  • Must have the ability to distinguish between the colors of electrical wire

To Apply:  Please send your resume to [email protected]

Location:  Appleton, Wisconsin

Sure Controls is a 35+ year old company based in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin that services Midwest manufacturers needing automation in thermal and fluid processes, web handling, robotics and plant intelligence to meet their customers’ needs.  Our desire is to be an employer of choice, providing associates with personal growth, a fun family environment, quality of life, and treating people with respect and friendliness – all while delivering first class experiences to our customers.  We build lasting relationships both externally and internally.  Most importantly, we really consider ourselves to be a family at Sure Controls. We strive to make the workplace enjoyable, to have great communications, to give people an environment where they can grow, like who they are working with, have their voices heard, and do great things together.  If this sounds like you then we look forward to hearing from you.

Position Summary

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for developing/designing machine and process control systems and implementing the finished product as required by the customer.  Because of our focus on families and the proximity of our customers, travel is much lower than similar roles at other companies.  A blend of field and/or remote work is expected up to 40% of the time.

About You

You should find solving problems and working with highly technical equipment to be cool and interesting.  You should believe in having great quality of life, enjoying who you work with, and feeling like your voice is being heard.  You should be a lifelong learner, and value collaboration with peers, as well as a desire to solve problems independently, in high visibility situations.  Ideally you shouldn’t be big on job titles, at Sure Controls – we are part of the team and everyone is an important player on that team.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Consistent delivery of a positive customer experience as evident through customer request for your specific service and top scores on customer surveys
  • Willingness to assist other Sure Controls associates
  • Prioritizes work schedule effectively
  • Communicates openly with customers in an effective, positive manner
  • Manage assigned project(s) from definition to installation and customer acceptance.
    • Maintain cost and schedule tracking of projects against quoted price and delivery.
    • Develop and maintain project milestones, parts lists and ordering, and electrical schematics.
    • Provide communication to customers, panel shop employees, the account manager, and other team members.
    • Lead and/or support start-up of systems in the shop and at the customer site.
  • Perform programming and development of PLC, temperature controls systems, drive systems, and HMI systems.
  • Perform programming and development for web handling applications (unwinds, rewinds, extruders, dancers, load cells, torque control, tension control, etc.)
  • Act as a leader in one area of technology used by the company.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • College Degree in engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering; equivalent combination of education and 3+ years direct work experience will be considered
  • Interpretation of Written Information
  • Decision Making – Gathering facts, analysis and producing a final choice
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions and works well individually and in group problem solving situations
  • The Controls Systems Engineer is required to understand/learn the following technical skills to perform their job.
    • Rockwell Automation PLCs (ControlLogix, SLC, PLC5)
    • Siemens Automation PLCs (S7-300, S7-1200, S7-1500 using SIMATIC Manager and TIA Portal)
    • Parker SSD Drive Systems
    • Rockwell Drive Systems (Kinetix and Powerflex)
    • Siemens Drive Systems
    • Parker Automation Products
    • SCADA/HMI Applications (Intellution, Wonderware, Red Lion, Ignition)
    • Eurotherm and RKC Controllers
    • System troubleshooting and problem solving
    • Industry Standards (NEC/NRPA70, NFPA 79, NFPA 70).
    • Engineering Skills Include:
      • Project Management
      • Rockwell Studio 5000
      • Rockwell RSView ME
      • Web Handling Experience (Tension, Torque control of Variable Speed Drives)
      • Plastics Converting Skills (Extrusion and Web Control)
      • Code Development/Programming from scratch

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent writing skills (service reports, e-mails)
  • Working Memory – Ability to recall stored, visual images or verbal information
  • Open communication and collaboration skills
  • Have great time management skills

Other Requirements

  • This position does require you to travel up to 20% of the time, and much of that will be local
  • May be required to work hours outside of the typical 7:30-4:30 day.
  • Shared on-call duty for weekends (2-3x per year)
  • Sometimes the customer sites can be loud
  • We close at 2:30pm on Friday to enjoy time with friends and family on the weekend
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Climb ladders and stairs. Work from heights.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications and an understanding of AutoCAD

Total Rewards

  • A competitive base salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • LTD, STD, Life Insurance
  • 401k with match and Profit sharing
  • Paid time off
  • Generous paid holidays
  • Compensated Community Service
  • Extensive learning/growth opportunities

To Apply:  Please send your CV to [email protected]

Location:  Appleton, Wisconsin

Sure Controls is a 35+ year old company based in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin that services Midwest manufacturers needing automation in thermal and fluid processes, web handling, robotics and plant intelligence to meet their customers’ needs.  Our desire is to be an employer of choice, providing associates with personal growth, a fun family environment, quality of life, and treating people with respect and friendliness – all while delivering first class experiences to our customers.  We build lasting relationships both externally and internally.  Most importantly, we really consider ourselves to be a family at Sure Controls. We strive to make the workplace enjoyable, to have great communications, to give people an environment where they can grow, like who they are working with, have their voices heard, and do great things together.  If this sounds like you then we look forward to hearing from you.

Position Summary

The Field Service Technician’s primary responsibility is to provide service and support for the highly technical products sold by Sure Controls.  These include drives and drive systems, PLCs, SCADA packages, and discrete loop controllers.  Because of our focus on families and the proximity of our customers, travel is much lower than similar roles at other companies.

About You

You should find solving problems and working with highly technical equipment to be cool and interesting.  You should believe in having great quality of life, enjoying who you work with, and feeling like your voice is being heard.  You should be a lifelong learner, and value collaboration with peers, as well as a desire to solve problems independently, in high visibility situations.  Ideally you shouldn’t be big on job titles, at Sure Controls – we are part of the team and everyone is an important player on that team.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Consistent delivery of a positive customer experience as evident through customer request for your specific service and top scores on customer surveys
  • Willingness to assist other Sure Controls associates
  • Prioritizes work schedule effectively
  • Communicates openly with customers in an effective, positive manner
  • Responsible for performing field service, field calibration, systems/drives repairs and other necessary services to support the life cycle of the drives, drives systems and controls systems.
  • Provide troubleshooting, service and support for jobs including discrete controllers, PLC, or SCADA systems, both in the shop and at a customer site.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • College Degree, Associate Degree or High school diploma; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Interpretation of Written Information
  • Decision Making – Gathering facts, analysis and producing a final choice
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions and works well individually and in group problem solving situations
  • The Field Service Tech should have a familiarity with all of the following technologies and have, or be able to develop, a proficiency in:
    • Drives and Controls Systems, especially Parker Hannifin drives
    • Communication Protocols {i.e., DeviceNet and Modbus}
    • Develop an expertise in one of the following areas:  PLC Control (Allen-Bradley) , AC/DC Drive Control, SCADA systems.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent writing skills (service reports, e-mails)
  • Working Memory – Ability to recall stored, visual images or verbal information
  • Open communication and collaboration skills
  • Have great time management skills

Other Requirements

  • This position does require you to travel about 30% of the time, but most of that will be local
  • May be required to work hours outside of the typical 7:30-4:30 day.
  • Shared on-call duty for weekends (5-6x per year)
  • Sometimes the customer sites can be loud
  • We close at 2pm on Friday to enjoy time with friends and family on the weekend
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Climb ladders and stairs. Work from heights.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications and an understanding of AutoCAD

Total Rewards

  • A competitive base salary
  • Profit sharing
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • LTD, STD, Life Insurance
  • 401k with match
  • Paid time off
  • Generous paid holidays
  • Compensated Community Service
  • Extensive learning/growth opportunities

To Apply:  Please send your CV to [email protected]

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