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Controls Technician 2


Parsons, Kansas (KS), US, 67357

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1430



About Day and Zimmermann

At our Day & Zimmermann Munitions Plants, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, components, to special projects and beyond. With more than 120 years of experience behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations! Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

As the Controls Technician 2 here's the work you'll do:

We’re looking for an on-site full-time, staff Controls Technician - Day Shift and Night Shift to join our Day & Zimmermann team located in Parsons, KS.  This position has a 4-day night shift work week: 
Day Shift   Mon- Thurs, 6:30am - 5:00pm.
Night Shift   Mon- Thurs, 4:30pm - 3:30am.


  • Troubleshoot and evaluate breakdowns as well as initiate modifications to equipment. Troubleshooting may include building test samples, error replication, and data collection/analysis. Works in close support with engineers, quality and/or production personnel.
  • Find and document solutions to better utilize existing equipment and tools to improve processes. Reduce downtime by identifying and resolving issues in the production process and equipment. Recommends design changes.
  • Directs the work of maintenance personnel.


This role is for you in you have these skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Experienced in PLC programming and Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and electrical prints. Ability to write routine correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before employees of the organization.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience with machinery and equipment. Knowledge and desire to troubleshoot and resolve issues with various complex machine types and systems.
  • Ability with interfacing and integrating multiple systems and platforms in automated processes.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Education: Required - HSD/GED; Preferred - Associate degree (or higher) from accredited college or technical school in Automation, Industrial Technology, or related field.
  • Length of Experience: 2+ years of automation/technical experience, preferably with Rockwell Allen-Bradley PLC software.
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Licenses/ Registrations: Valid driver's license is required.
  • Other: Understanding of Cognex camera vision.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the wage range for this role is $49,920.00 - $74,880.00. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employee's and it shows!!

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery).
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.).
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist).
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction).
  • Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 25 pounds.
  • Walking.
  • Kneeling, crouching, or crawling.
  • Pushing or pulling (e.g. using a part of your body to press against something in a downward or outward direction or in a dragging or hauling motion).
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers).
  • Grasping (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure).
  • Feeling (e.g. perceiving an object’s size, shape, texture, etc.).
  • Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb).
  • Hearing.
  • Talking.
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Ability to wear a mask, respirator, bullet proof vest, or other equipment.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.).


Talent Acquisition Partner: Takira Traynum

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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