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Controls Technician (Field Service - Portland)

Portland, ME, US, 04103

Your Career Begins at Timken



If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.



Timken Motor and Crane Services (TMC) is the largest electric motor, controls and generator repair group in the Northeast, providing electric motor repairs, electric motor rewinds, custom controls and panels, systems integration, pump services, machine rebuilds, hydro services, safety-related services, energy efficiency solutions, and diagnostic services for commercial and industrial applications.



Purchased by The Timken Company in 2014, TMC is positioned for further growth, and is dedicated to expanding its proven reputation as the leader in electric motor, controls and generator services.




Controls Technician
(Field Service - VFDs and Controls)




•Perform on site and/or in shop troubleshooting, testing, calibration, programming, repair, estimate, or replacement of motors, controls, VFDs and select instruments.
•Read, understand, and modify, electrical prints and electronic schematics.
•Perform on site start-ups and operator training.
•Use test equipment such as multimeters, meterscope, simulators, and power supplies.
•Practice all codes, technical requirements, and safety procedures.
•Submit required forms, reports, and documentation.
•Build or test VFD and control panels.
•Promote a culture of excellent customer service and look for opportunities to broaden relationships or sales opportunities with new and existing customers
•Safely operate company vehicles, and maintain company equipment and vehicles.
•Maintain current body of knowledge/training (attending manufacturers’ continuing development or factory training classes)
•Reports to work in PORTLAND, MAINE.  May work extended hours or work on-call as scheduling demands or as needed
•Travel to customer sites to perform work duties as needed


•High school diploma
•Formal electrical / electronic schooling (certificate or associate’s degree)
•Prior Variable Frequency Devices Technician and Electronic Controls Technician experience, including the maintenance, repair, construction, and/or design of VFDs and Controls. This includes the ability to perform on-site start-ups and operator training.
•Prior experience using test equipment such as: multimeters, meterscope, simulators, and power supplies.
•Valid driver’s license
•Familiar with use of personal computer and software (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
•Strong mechanical understanding of electrical controls and VFDs
•Perform on site start-ups and operator training.
•Practice all codes, technical requirements, and safety procedures.
•Ability to interface with external customers and internal team members
•Ability to express technical ideas and concepts verbally and in writing
•Ability to work in industrial environments (indoor “shop” area as well as exposure to external environments where electronic controls may be installed or based)
•Position requires travel to customer or control sites
•Position requires occasional on-call hours/shifts to respond to equipment failure/emergencies
•Position requires Controls Technician to have own relevant hand-tools/equipment











All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, or disability status.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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