Controls Maintenance Technician

Plant, Sparks , NV
Manufacturing – Maintenance Technician /
Full-time /
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) is an industry-leading battery metal and critical materials technology development and commercialization company. Our Pilot Plant in Fernley, Nevada will be the first integrated implementation of our multi-step processing train for the full mechanical processing, physical separations, chemical extractions, and production of commercial-scale battery metals that will be resold back into the battery manufacturing supply chain to enact a low-cost, low environmental impact, and domestically sourced closed-loop circular economy.
Under moderate supervision, an Instrumentation and Controls Technician works cross-functionally with Engineering, EHS, Operations, Production, R&D teams to support the rapid scale up and operations of our Lithium Battery Recycling facility.
The ideal candidate has experience working in an industrial manufacturing setting with extensive hands-on repair experience.  The candidate will be a problem-solver with a broad understanding of process automation systems, industrial instrumentation, and 480V and below power systems.  The candidate will monitor, maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate control systems.  This position will report to our Maintenance Manager.
·        Troubleshoot and correct system upsets in process system instrumentation and PLC programming
·        Install, terminate, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and controls equipment and instrumentation
·        Support the electrical and controls engineering group in troubleshooting, installing, upgrading and commissioning new installation of control systems hardware and software
·        Calibrate industrial instrumentation including gas analyzers, pressure instruments, and temperature instruments
·        Produce as-built drawing markups for delivery to the design team for recording
·        Adjusting system components or removing and replacing defective parts
·        Troubleshoot 480V systems such as variable frequency drives and motor starters
·        Troubleshoot industrial networking components
·        Uses complex electrical schematics and blueprints to troubleshoot and correct problems
·        Provides excellent customer service
·        Complete tasks in a timely manner and provides feedback
Minimum Required Qualifications
·        3-5 years of experience working on process automation and/or electromechanical systems.
·        Working knowledge of low voltage electrical systems from 24VDC to 480VAC
·        Working knowledge in using hand tools, multi-meters, and testing equipment
·        Ability to perform skilled termination of controls devices
·        Ability to read and comprehend wiring diagrams, loop drawings, and P&ID drawings
·        Ability to read and interpret electrical prints and schematics
·        Strong knowledge in troubleshooting of motor controls, variable frequency drives, programmable controllers and other electronic components
·        Strong understanding of controls valves, dampers, and associated actuators
·        Ability to read, interpret, and troubleshoot PLC code
·        Ability to positively collaborate in a team environment
Preferred Qualification:
·        Strong understanding of HVAC and process instrumentation (pressure, level, differential pressure, temperature and analytical)
·        Working knowledge of networking and telecommunication wiring
·        Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods.
·        Ability to walk throughout the plant.
·        Ability to bend at the waist.
·        Ability to lift 50 lbs.
·        Ability to wear PPE which includes but is not limited to the following: eye and face protection, hearing protection, respirators, and protective shoes and shoe coverings.
·        Must have 20/20 or corrected vision.
·        Ability to perform repetitive duties.
·        Ability to work in environments that may include exposure to noise, dust, and chemicals for extended periods of time.
Onsite – Plant Sparks, NV 
Job Type
Non-Exempt Hourly
What We Offer
·        Competitive salary 
·        Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance
·        Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
·        Stock options
·        401(K)
·        Flexible paid time off
·        Monthly phone stipend
Equal Opportunity Employer
American Battery Technology Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Americans With Disabilities Act
American Battery Technology Company does not discriminate based upon disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or a special need, please contact Human Resources at or you may call us at (775) 772-6377 or (775) 473-4744.
$28 - $39 an hour