Automation Technician Job Description

Automation Technician Job Description

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Automation technician provides mentoring and hands-on support to instrument technicians for the maintenance and troubleshooting of control systems and utilization equipment (PCS systems, local control panels, CCR panel, and others).

Automation Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective automation technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included automation technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Act as a troubleshooter for automation equipment including 6-axis robots (Fanuc/ABB), programmable logic controllers, human-machine interfaces, presses, conveying equipment, and pneumatic and hydraulic actuators
Robotics & Automation Engineering Technician diploma (or equivalent) or a licensed Maintenance Electrician
To ensure that automation/robotic technical support is provided to all pertinent production department employees
Establishing and following upon project implementation
Troubleshooting and implementing software changes to Allen Bradley© Compact© and ControlLogix© 5000 platform of PLC’s
Software changes using FactoryTalk View software©
Implementing, working and troubleshooting Rockwell© PowerFlex© drives
Supporting new machine builds, installations and modifications
Suggesting and implementing improvements to manufacturing processes, information and procedures
Developing controls, drawing and design concepts

Automation Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Automation Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, ISA, GIAC, CCE, ACE, CCST, PLC, II, NFPA, NRTL

Education for Automation Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the automation technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Associates, Education, Engineering, Electronics, Military, General Education, Technology, Electronics Technology, Industrial

Skills for Automation Technician

Desired skills for automation technician include:

DDC control theory and applications pertaining to the HVAC/Control
Automated equipment systems and tools
ControlLogix/RS Logix
Siemens S7
OSHA and Control of Hazardous Energy procedures and regulations
Demonstrable ability to use common mechanics tools

Desired experience for automation technician includes:

Dealing with various vendors (supplier and equipment)
Establishing and maintaining effective communications with production, quality and engineering
Participating in ongoing cross training activities within the organization
Provide technical support to the Assembly Department on the off shifts with respect to automated and robotic systems
Trains employees as needed in all areas of equipment repair and maintenance
Oversees all installations of electronic devices throughout the production processes and factory, ensuring conformance to specifications

Automation Technician Examples


Automation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an automation technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for automation technician
  • Comply with OSHA and PROSHO requirements
  • Responsible for working in accordance with the training, work procedures, and instructions to ensure satisfactory EHS performance
  • Responsible for reporting accidents, unsafe acts and defective equipment to their supervisor
  • Responsible to complete the training to work as an operator set up in all PAS manufacturing lines
  • Ability to conceive, design, install, start-up and commission small/large scale automation/control improvement projects and support larger scale capital projects implemented at sites
  • Manipulate program on Allen Bradley PLC / Servo controls and troubleshoot system
  • Keep automation operational
  • Provides immediate response to equipment malfunctions
  • Participates in activities such as team meetings, problem solving sessions
  • Read electric prints and identify components of electrical panels
Qualifications for automation technician
  • Bagging equipment
  • Pad printing equipment
  • Ultrasonic welders
  • Solid vocational qualifications as a Automation Technician
  • Several years of hands-on experience
  • Proficiency in handling technical drawings, bills of material, and diagrams

Automation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an automation technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automation technician
  • Provide support for all departments when launching new programs
  • Direct contractors and / or employees to implement projects and maintenance
  • Complete duties and tasks assigned by Plant / Maintenance Manager
  • Provide field support of instrumentation (flow, temperature, pressure), well controls (RTU and PLC), communications network (radio, cell modem), and electrical equipment (480 VAC/3 phase and below)
  • Provide technical support and services for I&EC aspects of the wellpad equipment for Pumpers and other asset personnel
  • Build, interpret, and verify project documents for installation and maintenance of the wellpad equipment (I&EC)
  • Build RTU, radio, and device configurations for newly installed I&EC equipment
  • Configure and commission new installs with pre-built configurations
  • Program serial and I/P radios for remote and backhaul communications (900 MHz, 3.65 GHz)
  • Provide technical support and help manage specialty and pilot projects in conjunction with well and lease operations
Qualifications for automation technician
  • Ability to use PLC's and PC controls, including using PLC for troubleshooting
  • Current understanding of PC'S and operating systems in industrial control applications
  • PLC understanding and familiarity to make program changes as directed
  • Experience in the application of AC and DC motors and controls
  • Experience in the application of solid-state variable speed controllers
  • Experience in the application of servomotors and controls

Automation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for automation technician
  • Debugs and replaces of pneumatic components and pick and place devices
  • Assists with the installation of new robotic systems and production equipment as needed
  • Identifies and diagnoses failures, replaces defective components, and performs basic troubleshooting using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, and machine manuals
  • May provide backup assistance to Department Lead by assigning daily task to operators and/or assemblers as needed
  • Provides operators and/or assemblers with technical training including the safe operation of equipment (J.S.A’s)
  • Assists operators in machine set-ups and adjustments as required
  • Performs operator and/or assembly work as needed
  • Reports any safety violation, machine equipment problems or misusage, and non-conformance work to Supervisor
  • Reads blueprint and Manufacturing Order (MO) for product specification such as
  • Inspects product using calipers, micrometer, scales, templates, or other measuring instruments to verify conformance to blueprint
Qualifications for automation technician
  • Able to read and interpret electrical schematics, mechanical diagrams including complex automated system drawings
  • Proper use of power tools and measuring equipment--must have and maintain all hand and test tools required to maintain automated equipment
  • Computer proficient--Microsoft Windows based computer operation
  • Experience welding with stick or MIG a plus
  • Knowledge of ABB/SEW drive technology a plus
  • Certificate Course of Industrial Wiring or Controls

Automation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of automation technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for automation technician
  • Perform major building electrical, construction, automation programing and other services relating to the upkeep of the facility and production equipment
  • Check the operation of machines and trouble-shoots electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic equipment and automation problems according to manufacturer's specifications or best method practices
  • Perform complex repairs, calibrations, preventative and predictive maintenance on machines and equipment using various procedures, tools and equipment
  • Diagnose and resolve PLC issues using ladder logic and text based logic programs
  • Modify and rebuild manufacturing equipment to meet new machine requirements or production demands
  • Maintain work orders on a daily and weekly basis
  • Submit reports and participate in weekly TechNet calls
  • Perform planned, predictive and reliability maintenance activities in accordance with recommended schedules on a wide variety of production equipment, building, facility, fixtures, and systems to ensure that equipment is operating within manufacturer’s design specifications
  • Utilize current work order based Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software for asset/spare parts management and CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) planning, scheduling, reporting and automated work generation activities
  • Follow the current ticket-based incident management system, escalation plans and on-call policy as first line of defense against issues that impact production
Qualifications for automation technician
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), at least 1-3 years experience in the assembly of small parts, or the equivalent combination of training, education and experience
  • Proficient in visual and statistical inspection methods and component handling
  • Ability to arrange items or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions
  • Upon completion of training, technician must be able to successfully navigate through IFS and perform associated tasks within that system specific to the Assembly Technician role
  • Developing an automated Human Capital management tool that integrates core Human Capital and management functions that are currently manual

Automation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automation technician
  • Prepare and conduct Statistical Analysis (CPK, DOE and Gage R&R)
  • Ensures proper safety and company policies/guidelines
  • Effectively communicate between Engineering and Manufacturing teams
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with applicable department policy/procedures
  • Ensure Cleaning and Work in 6S tasks(organize, clean area)
  • Participate in LEAN and Continuous Improvement events
  • Perform all PTS Automated production related activities
  • Perform equipment set up and maintain equipment for automation manufacturing
  • Maintain accurate batch record paperwork and departmental records
  • Responsible for cleaning and preparation of clean rooms, stocking fill supplies, performing pre-fill potency test and preparing reusable supplies for autoclaving/depyrogeneation
Qualifications for automation technician
  • Engineering Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work 2nd or 3rd shift schedule (2pm-10pm or 10pm-6am)
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify, diagnose and resolve gas flow measurement, flow control issues
  • Ability to identify and correct safety hazards to provide a safe working environment
  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot and repair RF communications problems

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