Corydon, IA – Control Technician

At East Penn, our people are our business.  We are a family-owned enterprise committed to fostering an atmosphere that honors the contributions of everyone.  We want our employees to have long-term careers, and many do – more than 30% of our workforce has over a decade of service.


Varied.  Ability to work overtime is necessary.


JOB SKILL REQUIREMENTS:    Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas:

  • A strong ability in the usage of advanced programming instructions
  • A strong understanding of all numbering systems
  • Ability to recognize the different processor families and their protocols
  • A strong ability in the usage of indirect addressing, indexed addressing, block transfer read and block transfer writes
  • Thorough understanding of all networks including but not limited to DH+, DH485, RIO, Ethernet, Devicenet and Control net.
  • A strong ability to navigate windows operating systems and be familiar with most DOS commands
  • A strong knowledge of file management on the network for archiving purposes
  • Working knowledge of all necessary drivers needed for PC to PLC communication
  • A strong ability to read, understand and draw electrical schematics
  • A strong understanding of the theory and operation of variable frequency drives
  • A strong background on the proper use of electrical test equipment to include but not limited to multimeter, amprobe, oscilloscope and megger
  • A good understanding of basic electronics for troubleshooting purposes
  • Capable and willing to learn new technologies
  • Capable and willing to assist and train others
  • Proven troubleshooting skills to efficiently diagnose and repair machine breakdowns
  • Knowledge and use of all available resources to include but not limited to peers, technical manuals and vendor support
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and supervise jobs and projects with minimal supervision.
  • Accurate record keeping to include but not limited to Somax work orders and machine modification forms
  • Perform thorough, high quality, professional work at all times
  • Understand, use and support the NEC, OSHA regulations and all company safety policies
  • Strong communication skills used in a positive manner
  • Dedicated and flexible for the needs of the job
  • Basic mechanical skills



  • Responsible for modifications, upgrades, troubleshooting, programming, diagnosis and repair of automated processes and equipment throughout East Penn.
  • PLC program development, layouts, ordering parts and oversight of new and existing East Penn equipment and processes through project completion
  • Learning new processes, software, hardware and operating systems by using available resources
  • Transfer files on East Penn network for archiving purposes
  • Modify and create electrical schematics and mechanical drawings
  • Assist and train others
  • Document all work performed
  • Support of all East Penn facilities and processes
  • Responsible for proper hygiene, housekeeping and safety practices
  • Perform other duties as requested by management
  • Regular attendance required along with a willingness and availability to work overtime


East Penn offers a growing environment, competitive wages and excellent benefits including 401K.

To apply, submit your resume by mail or in person or stop by our location to complete an application:

Mailing Address:

Personnel Department
East Penn Manufacturing
2185 Hwy 2
P.O. Box 286
Corydon, IA 50060

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm


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