The primary responsibility of the Automation Technician position is to perform the maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrades for the plant networks, automation, and instrumentation systems.
The Automation Control Technician is responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrades for the plant networks, automation, and instrumentation systems.
- Assure the proper and safe operation of process instrumentation and automation control systems.
- Calibration and repair of temperature, flow, pressure, DP, weight, level instrumentation and the associated testing equipment.
- PLC programming, installation, and trouble-shooting, preferably Allen Bradley controllers, Micrologix, SLC, Compactlogix, and Controllogix.
- Human Machine Interface design, development, and installation.
- Perform updates on electrical and process control systems to maximize plant production and reliability.
- Diagnose, repair, install, and modify electronic and or electro-mechanical equipment including analog, digital, and discrete components.
- Project development, maintenance, and troubleshooting of
- industrial and computer networks including: Device net, and Ethernet.
- Programming and installation of AC/DC variable frequency drives
- Design and layout of electrical control panels and associated equipment
- Design and update data acquisition systems.
Alignment with Core Values of the Company
- Respect & Value Our People
- Stay in Front of Change While Reducing Costs
- Delight our Customers
- Food Quality & Safety
Qualifications/Required Skills of the Position:
Education and/or Experience:
- An Associate's degree focusing on Automation is preferred.
- Experience and Knowledge in various Rockwell Software applications including, RS Logix 5,500,5000, RS Linx, Factory Talk View Platform, Panel builder, and Inview.
- Understanding of AC/DC electrical Theory, Ohms Law, and basic electrical formals and equations.
- Knowledge in trouble-shooting electrical distribution systems, AC/DC motors, transformers, and relay control systems.
- Experience with sensors, encoders, and servo controllers.
- Some knowledge of the NEC other electrical practices and standards.
- Read and interpret electrical schematics, blueprints, and line drawings.
- Basic computer fluency in word, excel, outlook and file management.
- Knowledge and experience applying and interpreting results from test equipment including, digital volt-ohm-meters, oscilloscopes, ammeter, analog sourcing meter, megohmmeter, and digital frequency meters.
- Able to use basic hand tools including soldering and desoldering irons, and power tools.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, telephone skills, and use appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
- This position requires quantitative skills and knowledge of math functions such as percentages and decimals.
- This position requires a high degree of self-confidence and maturity to make decisions required in day-to-day activities. Must be able to solve problems with minimal direction, be detailed oriented and have strong organizational skills. A team player who is flexible, and accepts changing assignments and accountabilities. Should display excellent interpersonal skills.
- Essential computer skills using Windows applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and E-mail.
- This position requires the ability to perform various physical activities such as heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) standing on concrete floors for extended periods of time, moving parts and loud noise. Utilizes confined space permits. Must be able to work with sanitizers and cleaning chemicals, as well as with water soluble and oil-based lubricants. Works on ladders, scaffolds, and forklift cages and in pits using proper safety precautions. Wears personal protective equipment as needed for assigned tasks. Must be able to work various shifts as assigned by Supervisor.