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Automation Tech I

Date: Jun 11, 2018

Location: LaCrosse, WI, US, 54601

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Automation Technician

Job Summary

  • Program, maintain and service automation equipment including: robotic welding cells, automated assembly and metal forming systems, and inspection systems.
  • Work with engineering in the design, construction, and implementation of automated systems including: Research and recommend devices for implementation, Procure quotes from automation suppliers, Execute from concept to implementation.
  • Conceive, design, install, start-up, and commission small scale automation/control improvement projects and support larger scale capital projects.
  • Train and support operators using the automated equipment/systems to maintain efficiency targets, throughput rates and conformance requirements.
  • Maintain metrics for defects, repair rates, and OEE.  
  • Understanding of weld processes GMAW, GTAW. 
  • Understanding of metal forming and cutting.    
  • Create drawings, documents, and schematics for existing and new automated systems and keep them up to date.
  • Understands safety requirements and protocols for automated equipment and systems.  Defines those systems and supports operators to establish and maintain safe operation of automated equipment and systems.  Safety systems will include but are not limited to: light curtains, presence sensing, enabling/disabling devices or controls, and PLC.
  • Schedule and work with site contacts and contractors.
  • Leads and supports continuous improvement activities for the operations with automated equipment/systems.
  • Effectively implements change management affecting: operations, manufacturing/weld engineering, and quality for automation related changes.
  • Works with maintenance department on PM requirements and schedules including system updates and training.

    Qualifications

  • Understanding of Automation and control systems, common components and ability to monitor, troubleshoot, and configure not limited to motors, valves, limit switches, and ladder logic
  • Strong PLC and Robot Programming skills (Yaskawa, Motoman, and Fanuc robots.)
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC ladder logic
  • Proficient in advanced mechanical assemblies, sensor technology, pneumatics, setups and adjustments
  • Knowledgeable in computing systems and control system hardware including instrumentation PLC and HMI equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret documents including electrical, mechanical, and pneumatics
  • Experience with advanced robot mechanical, controller, torch and work cell repairs
  • Mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic maintenance
  • Ability to Diagnose, Service and or Repair Equipment
  • Be a self-starter and team player
  • Exhibit a high level of safety

    Requirements

  • PLC and Robot Programming: 3-5 years
  • 1- 3 years workable experience as a Robot Technician
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, schedule form.
  • General math skills required.

     

    Educational Requirements

  • High school, GED, Vocational High School, Technical College, or equivalent experience
  • Relevant Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or 3-5 years related experience and/or training


Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

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