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Facility Controls Technician

AMP Robotics

AMP Robotics

Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

AMP is applying AI-powered sortation at scale to modernize the world's recycling infrastructure and maximize the value in waste. AMP gives waste and recycling leaders the power to harness AI to reduce labor costs, increase resource recovery, and deliver more reliable operations. With hundreds of deployments across North America, Asia, and Europe, AMP’s technology offers a transformational solution to waste sortation and changes the fundamental economics of recycling.

Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, the Denver Post and BuiltIn Colorado have recognized AMP as one of the state's top workplaces. AMP also has operations and career opportunities outside of Atlanta and Cleveland, as well as in Europe. We’re fostering an environment where passionate individuals can grow and create impact. We seek unconventional thinkers to join our mission to enable a world without waste; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and national recognition including North American Cleantech Company of the Year, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve in what we do. Learn more at AMPSortation.com.

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AMP is seeking a Facility Controls Technician to lead control initiatives within our AMP systems installation. Your primary role will involve planning, collaborating with Project Managers, technicians and contractors, and overseeing the installations of all AMP product lines. Additionally, you'll collaborate with the Automation & Controls Engineer on design, documentation, and feedback.

As our Facility Controls Technician, your responsibilities include:

  • Creating and maintaining a project motor/IO (input/output) list sourced from engineering data.
  • Collaborating with the Software Integration team to execute testing and commissioning projects at AMP facilities.
  • Maintaining the Factory Acceptance Test controls system, including PLC/HMI maintenance, ladder logic program writing/modification, and control panel management.
  • Formulating, executing, and supervising commissioning plans, including I/O, e-stops, motor rotations, hydraulics, and system adjustments across all AMP equipment.
  • Maintaining as-built electrical prints throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Defining, documenting, and overseeing compliance with electrical installation specifications.
  • Assisting Project Managers in vetting electrical installers to ensure timely and high-quality work, and offering controls support and training as required until project completion.
  • Stepping in to help with mechanical installation tasks as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

The successful candidate will have:


  • Proficiency in electrical controls.
  • Strong technical prowess in hardware or field engineering/technician roles, coupled with hands-on experience.
  • Exceptional proficiency with standard field electrical tools.
  • Familiarity with electrical and mechanical drawings, including the comprehension of documented and undocumented schematics.
  • Basic knowledge of networking, ladder logic, and power sizing equipment.
  • Interpersonal skills for effective communication with contractors and colleagues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively or independently.
  • Eagerness for continual learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Resourcefulness and a problem-solving mindset, known for finding effective solutions.
  • 5-9+ years of professional experience in the field or equivalent.


  • Experience in electrical wiring, manufacturing techniques, on-site assembly and installation of mechanical systems.
  • Executing some of the field installation work specific to low voltage wiring (jets, neurons, safety devices, etc.).
  • Experience in process or documentation creation (Gantt charts, P&IDs, process flows, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, such as in the military or as a field-team lead.
  • Technical training or personal experience in industrial field wiring.
  • Prior completion/documentation of Functional Acceptance Testing (FAT) for system integration projects.
  • Proficiency with CAD systems and technical drawings interpretation.
  • Experience with industrial controls (valves, sensors, actuators, control systems).
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting VFDs and other motor controls.
  • A portfolio showcasing past projects and ability to articulate experiences.
  • Enthusiasm for robotics, artificial intelligence, and recycling.
  • Comfortable operating manlifts and working at heights.
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications, including Google and Microsoft programs, PLC programs, VFD programs, and other control systems.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.

Working Location(s):

  • 1875 Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027

Travel Requirements:

  • Frequent travel (up to 80%) to support installations or systems at various sites.
  • We anticipate a 10 day on, weekend off schedule during installations. When installations are not happening, we have a hybrid work arrangement in our Colorado office.

AMP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Applicants who identify with a historically underrepresented group are encouraged to apply. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary & Compensation Information: $40-45/hour

Equity Grant: The candidate selected for this role will be recommended for a stock option grant commensurate with the position and the candidate’s qualifications.

Benefits Information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna medical healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents.
  • Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance: The company covers the cost of Basic Life / AD&D 1 x Salary, option to purchase additional through New York Life
  • Benefits start the day you start
  • HSA Eligible Health Plans, Employer Monthly Contributions on Dependent and Individual Plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching)
  • FTO - Flexible Time Off
  • 6 Accrued Sick Days
  • Eight (8) paid holidays

We'll consider applications on an ongoing basis.