Field Service Technicians at OPTIMA

Automation Controls Technician

Job Summary

With locations and customers all over the world, Optima Machinery Corporation designs and builds packaging and filling machines including complete production lines for pharmaceutical, consumer, nonwovens and life science products. Our machines specialize in a variety of products and processes including, syringes, vials, freeze drying, toilet paper, wet wipes, chemicals, cosmetics, coffee, snack foods, transdermal patches, oral filmstrips, and more. Odds are that you have encountered many products packaged on an Optima machine.

We are excited to be celebrating 35 years in our Green Bay, Wis. location in 2020. The success of our business lies solely on the dedication, attitude and hardworking characteristics of our employees. We work hard to make sure our employees have a good work-life balance and plenty of opportunities to grow within our organization. Our employees travel all over the US, and abroad, to work with a variety of customers on a diverse range of packaging machines.

Technology is always advancing and Optima continues to advance with it, our employees work with the latest technologies and advancements in the packaging machine world. We have proprietary machine maintenance programs that interact with virtual reality glasses and many other innovations that make our machines more efficient and the best value for our customers.

Optima is excited to be growing at a rapid pace. Headquartered in Schwabisch Hall, Germany Optima also includes 13 foreign branches, and over 2,500 colleagues around the world, including our main US office in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Automation Controls Technician position supports the Optima Pharma Division in an enhanced service role pertinent to the operations of that division. This specific position will cover mainly East Coast Pharma customers. Position will be remote,  based out of North Carolina.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • All aspects of control system installation, from control panel assembly, field wiring, machine installations, machine troubleshooting, and general electrical services.
  • Installing packaging machines and making the process adjustments both mechanically and electrically for efficient operation.
  • Servicing existing machines at customer’s facilities. Implementing upgrades and improving running efficiency.
  • Interface with clients as well as subcontractors and solve issues and problems to the satisfaction of the company and client.
  • Ability to utilize a laptop to troubleshoot machinery controls systems

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Decision making ability
  • Ability to deal with experienced, multidisciplinary, technical specialists
  • Ability to coordinate small to large projects independently
  • Ability to download PLC, HMI, and drive programs. Ability to work with controls engineers to identify and improve machine programs.
  • Significant electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques, and codes. Comfortable reading and following IEC electrical diagrams.
  • Thorough working knowledge of industrial controls devices including photo-electric sensors, proximity switches, solenoid valves, frequency and servo drives, and PLC I/O.
  • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley PLC (Control Logix and Compact Logix) and HMI experience a plus.


  • Paid vacation
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
Optima Machinery Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application documents

Send them via US Postal Service to:

Attention Human Resource Dept.
Optima Machinery Corporation
1330 Contract Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304

Please also fill in the form and enclose it with your application documents:
Application Form


Human Ressources
 (920) 339-2222