ARPAC LLC is one of the largest packaging machinery companies in North America, and manufactures the broadest range of packaging solutions for its customers. With over 30,000 installations worldwide, we pride ourselves in achieving organizational excellence by being the industry leader in lean principles and continuous improvement practices. We are dedicated to driving innovation and delivering exceptional quality in everything we do.

Our commitment to our employees is that we will create a culture that motivates and develops employees, embraces outstanding performance, and eliminates complacency.

Our employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical plans
  • Dental plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Pre-Tax medical/child care
  • 401(k) savings plan

If you're an achiever who is passionate about the way you spend your days, demand more from yourself, and bring more to your job, your team and the organization, then ARPAC might be the place for you.

ARPAC is an equal opportunity employer.

ARPAC Employment Opportunities

E-mail: Fax: 866-896-2783 Posted: 2/19/2018


As our Controls Engineer you will be responsible for having a thorough knowledge base and understanding of the latest PLC based systems, designs, programs and programming techniques. This knowledge will include in depth knowledge of the full range of Rockwell Automation PLCs as well as servo drives, VFD, and other related component technology provided by Rockwell and other leading component suppliers.  The incumbent will be responsible for project execution that includes electrical design, programming, troubleshooting, and technical support. 

  • Accountable for complete project execution related to controls/electrical engineering.  This includes meeting technical, schedule and budget objectives.
  • Provide progressive and innovative electrical solutions to control requirements.
  • Work with Mechanical Engineers and formulate the electrical design concept and sequence of machine operation. The Controls Engineer is responsible of overall machine operation.
  • Work with customers to refine customized control concept and to meet customer specification.
  • Design electrical controls utilizing AutoCAD. 
  • Develop all PLC and HMI programs to assure proper machine operation and performance based on the sequence of machine operation defined jointly with the Project Engineer and Chief Engineer.
  • Program automation and control systems involving PLC’s, HMI’s, operator interface, servo controllers, programmable switches, and all other electrical components required for the machine.
  • Prepare the Electrical Bills of Materials for each machine and document these Bills of Material within the current ARPAC ERP system and Electrical Engineering CAD tools. 
  • Download programs into the PLC, operator interface, servo, etc.  Set up drive parameters, troubleshoots machine operation and debug programs during final testing phases on the production floor. 
  • Travel up to 30% required


  • Knowledge and experience with MicroLogix, Compact ControlLogix, RSLogix 5000 PLC’s.
  • Proven success and experience programming HMI’s AC, Servos, VFD’s and motion control programming.
  • Thorough understanding of Ethernet network topologies and design.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD to draw electrical schematics a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in the selection, specification and use of common industrial electronic components including starters, contractors, circuit breakers, proximity switches, photo-electric switches, position sensors, temperature sensors, controllers, DC, AC, and servo drives.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting, problem solving and debugging industrial electrical control circuits/programs.
  • Thorough understanding of common industrial machine operation.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering desired (equivalent industry experience considered).
  • Minimum 1 year experience in programming and electrical design in related industry.
  • System integration experience a plus.
  • Robotic programming, preferable Motoman (Yaskawa) robots a plus.
  • Background in designing industrial electrical circuits including component sizing and selection.
  • Knowledge of NFPA 79 a plus and Knowledge of RIA 15.06 a plus.


2nd Shift:  4:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

  • Manual Mill Machinist – set up, operate and edit programs with Prototrac Interface
  • CNC Mill Machinist (HAAS) – set up, operate and edit programs
  • CNC Lathe (HAAS) - set up, operate and edit programs


  • Ability to read blueprints and machine components from drawings
  • Experience editing and/or programming
  • Must have experience with conversational programming and/or G-code
  • Solid knowledge of material shapes and types
  • Background and experience with short production runs, multiple setups and changeovers


  • As our Electro Mechanical Assembler you will build and wire ARPAC equipment. 
  • Read, interpret and understand schematics including component and symbol recognition.
  • Utilizing schematic, plan electrical assembly and wiring sequence.
  • Follow electrical schematic for build and wiring. Builds and wiring may include electrical junction boxes, line connections, stop buttons, push buttons, safety switches, outlets, electrical motors, variable frequency drives, plc’s, electrical sub-assemblies, and other electrical units.
  • Build and wire electrical control boxes and panels.
  • Wire complete machines and systems.
  • Properly utilize a variety of hand tools for assembly and wiring such as wire cutters, hacksaw, sealtite cutters, wire stripper, grinder, drill, electrical meter, etc.
  • Read, interpret and understand blueprints and drawings including identifying parts to drawing, symbol recognition and material recognition.
  • Utilizing drawings plan assembly and build sequence.
  • Build assemblies, sub-assemblies, segments of machines and construct/assist in constructing standalone machines and/or large integrated systems.
  • Travel as required to assist with installs.
  • Utilize a variety of power and hand tools for assembly.


  • Ability to understand and read blueprints and schematics to plan/build/wire from them.
  • Minimum 2 years’ related experience preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable electrical codes, NFPA-79 and UL 508A

REGIONAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN – (Boston, MA / St. Louis, MO / Kansas City, KS or MO / Nashville, TN)

As our Field Service Technician you will be responsible for installing, servicing, repairing, and maintenance of ARPAC machines and systems as well as promoting After Market Sales.  Specific responsibilities include:  
  • Troubleshoot, identify root causes, and solve operational issues associated with ARPAC machinery at customer locations.
  • Train appropriate personnel in the field and in-house on proper setup, operation, maintenance and repair of ARPAC equipment.
  • Perform extensive mechanical and electrical modifications including PLC program modifications and servo drive reconfigurations.
  • Submit reports on machine and system installations, warranty repairs, overall performance levels, problems, and product improvement or enhancement opportunities to ARPAC personnel.  Submit clear and measurable statements on machine performance, and clear punch lists of open issues.
  • Develop opportunities to promote After Market Sales and generate additional revenue for ARPAC through sales of After Market parts, services, and retrofits.
    • Prospect for future business relationships
    • Set up appointments with customers when not on prior scheduled assignments
  • Submit accurate and timely expense and time reports. 
  • Communicate daily with Technical Service office to ensure that the Technical Resource Planner is aware of delays, expected completion of job, and other problems or issues that arise.  Escalate issues or concerns to Technical Service Manager as necessary.
  • Travel extensively in assigned territory.
  • Periodically perform technical support, final assurance, and/or other assigned duties at ARPAC’s facility.
  • Build strong customer relationships to help achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Familiarize oneself with all Arpac machinery and new technology.
  • Interface with Customer Service/Parts, Sales, Marketing, Final Assurance, Engineering, Production and Materials Management in a professional and productive manner.
  • At all times represent ARPAC with highest levels of professionalism and integrity while interfacing with customers, distributors, and suppliers.
  • Be available every other weekend, or the next weekend if the prior weekend was not worked. Occasionally on large projects, 2 weekends in a row may be required.


  • Minimum of high school diploma and ten years’ experience repairing and troubleshooting packaging equipment.  Experience must include extensive Allen-Bradley PLC, servo, and HMI programming.
  • AAS or BS in Mechtronics, EE, EET, EECS or Industrial Electronics is highly desired.  Extensive Allen-Bradley PLC training required. 
  • Solid knowledge of packaging equipment including competitor equipment.
  • Travel experience required.
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic components and their interaction.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Allen-Bradley Compact Logix programming capabilities are highly desired.
  • Allen Bradley PanelView HMI programming capabilities are a strong advantage.
  • Familiarity with servo systems, particularly Allen-Bradley, is a strong advantage.



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