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maintenance automation technician / FT

Company: Careerbuilder-US
Location: Dakota
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description Great opportunity with a growing Company! We are looking for a great person like yourself! Come be part of changing culture and have an impact! Flexible Schedule 5000.00 Sign-on Bonus (2500.00 after 90 days; 2500.00 after 180days) Summary: The Maintenance Automation Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, support, and improvement of the facility's plant floor control system. This would include the following; Training of the facilities' maintenance resources and operating technicians during the startup of new or modified control systems and acting as a resource for the maintenance team when technical issues are beyond their understanding and ability to resolve. This position will also provide innovation and support for continuous improvement projects. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. - Working safely and in compliance with all OSHA and company requirements - Complete daily inspections of facility systems to meet the business needs of company - Troubleshoot production problems and system failures when they occur on a timely basis until successful resolution, including major and minor maintenance of automated and non-automated equipment - Maintain and modify PLC programs to support the day-to-day operation of the facility - Review (with Controls Manager) key plant metrics/KPIs and equipment data to identify potential areas for continuous improvement then lead a team to develop an engineered solution - Provide second-level support to the maintenance department. - Provide support for the manufacturing Controls networks and act as a liaison between plant personnel, corporate engineering, and IT when needed (Knowledge of server systems is a plus) - Manage automation software on department PC's as well as ensure all control devices are up to date with firmware and software revisions ---Records, repair, and preventative maintenance data into a computerized maintenance management system for future troubleshooting use ---Obtains and executes work orders from maintenance planner ---Performs preventative maintenance inspections, calibration, and routine diagnostic checks of automated systems ---Debugs, and troubleshoots PLC ladder logic ---Monitors automated equipment throughout production run to ensure the operation is within specified process parameters - Assist in maintaining a library for all device back-ups and updates - Work closely with production supervisors to provide effective controls support - Ensure equipment in the area is maintained, guarded, and operated in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures - Identify potential cost savings and cost avoidance; implement continuous improvement projects to achieve results - Manage Input / Output checkout for new projects and process improvements - Work on Continuous Improvement projects throughout the entire plant - Work closely with Maintenance and Operator Technician teams to assure that they are properly trained in the use of the plant control systems. Work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Consultants to solve system-related problems - Manage change control and keep validation of plant Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). - Provide technical support on capital projects - Provide on-call support for on-shift Technical Resources - Work in conjunction with the Network administrator to maintain the Facility Controls Network (hardware and software) - Document changes made to software and hardware (electrical and Process & Instrumentation prints). - Understand and align with companies policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Food Safety. Identify and report Food Safety issues to management. Training, Education & Experience - Technical degree in a related field, AAM graduation, or equivalent experience - Strong experience with automation software, controls, PLCs - Strong overall electrical knowledge and experience with control systems. - Excellent communication skills and effective team-building skills are a must - Experience in a food processing plant is a plus - High School Diploma or equivalent required - Technical school, course work, or degree, considered a plus Requirements Technicians must provide their own hand tools; large and specialty tools will be provided by the company - Some mechanical or electrical aptitude, with a desire to increase their knowledge. - Training for the position will consist of the same training that new hires receive i.e. HACCP, Retort, Safety, and Food Safety. - Demonstrate knowledge of the retort process by earning a Better Food Processing School Certificate - Flexibility in working hours to support the needs of the maintenance and operations of our company - Must have a valid driver's license Working Conditions: --- Indoors --- Walking on wet and slippery floors --- Standing/Walking for 12 Hours --- 12-hour night shifts (2-2-every other weekend Schedule)Job Requirements:

  • Troubleshoot and proactively maintain automation equipment
  • Maintain inventory of the regions automation equipment
  • Learning how to start automation
  • Test new automation technologies/platforms
  • Set up of automation cells and auxiliary automation for injection molding presses
  • Create and/or modify tooling and automation equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance of automation systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance on automation equipment and maintain records
  • Support the design and implementation of factory automation equipment
  • Operate automation equipment to better understand the operation of equipment and processes
  • Create and maintain hardware documentation for all automation equipment
  • Determine root cause of failures and problems with automation equipment
  • Insure proper inventory of automation parts and all associated equipment
  • Maintain existing automation equipment and end-of-arm tooling Support production through improvement of automation equipment, operations and troubleshooting
  • Perform a variety of diagnostic troubleshooting activities on assembly automation equipment
  • Read & modify electrical schematics as needed for automation equipment
  • Create and/or modify existing end of tooling and automation equipment
  • Assemble, debug and test various types of industrial automation equipment
  • Perform and evaluate automation efficiency studies for optimization
  • Solve automation problems & increase self-knowledge

Keywords: Careerbuilder-US, Rockford , maintenance automation technician / FT, Professions , Dakota, Illinois

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