Senior Manufacturing Automation Technician

Position Responsibilities:

Individual reports to the Manufacturing Manager and full technical support to production automated manufacturing equipment including preventive maintenance, product change overs and set-ups, troubleshooting, repairs, installation, process performance monitoring and ensures the product quality meets specifications. Collaborate with R&D, Operations Engineers and Project Managers in a fast-paced setting.

Senior Manufacturing Automation Technician

Position Responsibilities:

Individual reports to the Manufacturing Manager and full technical support to production automated manufacturing equipment including preventive maintenance, product change overs and set-ups, troubleshooting, repairs, installation, process performance monitoring and ensures the product quality meets specifications. Collaborate with R&D, Operations Engineers and Project Managers in a fast-paced setting.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the installation of new systems and production equipment as needed, including adding new cables runs and expertise with cable routing and management.
  • Identifies and diagnoses failures, replaces defective components, and performs systematic troubleshooting, using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, and machine manuals.
  • Writes technical service bulletins for known issues and the appropriate repair on a regular basis.
  • Writes and or collaborates in creating and updating Work Instructions, Manufacturing Process Instructions and other qualification documents as required.
  • Provides operators, technicians, and colleagues with technical training including the safe operation of equipment.
  • Assists operators in machine set-ups and adjustments as required.
  • Performs operator and/or assembly work as needed.
  • Identify critical PM’s and spare parts for integration into the facilities maintenance programs.
  • Reports any safety violation, machine equipment problems or misusage, and non-conformance work to Supervisor.
  • Attends all required job-related training (internal and external)
  • Electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic troubleshooting of production equipment per maintenance manuals and electrical and pneumatic schematics.
  • Troubleshooting using the PLC machine’s PLC program(s).
  • Troubleshooting, programming and set up of sensors, VFD’s, servo and stepper drives, and safety hardware.
  • Troubleshooting of the OT network equipment, HMI’s, and SCADA systems.
  • Utilize the SCADA system to pull data and analyze to assist in root cause analysis and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Independently interact with equipment supplier support groups over the phone and on site for required maintenance work. Troubleshooting of vision systems by analyzing images and failure modes.

Position Qualifications:

  • Analytical—Collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to interpret the data and turn that into action., understands work flow and procedures.
  • Technical Skills– Strong mechanical and electrical abilities to set-up, troubleshoot, and operate fully automated equipment, competent with a multimeter and other electric troubleshooting tools, understanding of electrical and pneumatic schematics and network diagrams, and ability to read mechanical assembly drawings.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens intently to others and seeks clarification, provides clear and pleasant responses to inquiries regardless of the situation, presents complex concepts in a simple manner to achieve understanding and passes on technical knowledge through verbal and hands-on training.
  • Written Communication – Writes technical documents clearly and accurately, transfers technical data into meaningful written documents that can be understood by all levels of the organization.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation Ability to change course as necessary to deal with unexpected events.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities around deadlines and production priorities and uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments and performs this job successfully.

 

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and a minimum of 2 years of recent experience and/or training in Assembly Automation.
  • Certification in Automation Technology, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or similar technical degree preferred

 

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of recent experience

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is required to sit; climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing level within normal/average range.