Technician, Automation Job Description

Technician, Automation Job Description

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Technician, automation provides troubleshooting, repair and maintenance services for production related systems and components including power supplies and field wiring associated with RF, linear motion, high vacuum, process water cooling, hydraulics, pneumatics, remote handling and PLC/HMI interfaces.

Technician, Automation Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Support, provide feedback, and maintenance of company core logic, standard HMI logic, IT process control network, and GPS systems and other field equipment
Install, repair and maintain electrical, electronic equipment, instrumentation computerized systems (HMI, PC’s, vision systems & network troubleshooting) related to manufacturing machinery and systems
Be able to make troubleshooting of automation systems such as PLCs, HMIs, servomotor drivers, Visions inspection systems
Support, provide feedback, and maintain company core logic, standard HMI logic, IT process control network, and GPS systems and other field equipment
Provide technical support to and work closely with Measurement/Automation technicians for successful measurement and export of necessary SCADA data from the basin
Execute field-based system tasks on host SCADA system (CygNet) and configure/commission any newly installed equipment
Responsible for developing and recommending improvements to equipment, methods, layout, and procedures pertaining to department operations
Responsible for keeping costs at a minimum for efficient operation, proper care and economical use of materials
Responsible for the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of process machinery
Prepares and maintains preventive maintenance and spare parts documentation

Technician, Automation Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Technician, Automation

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

Education for Technician, Automation

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the technician, automation 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 Technician, Automation

Desired skills for technician, automation include:

Automation machine maintenance
Basics of PLC
HMI
Hydraulics
Pneumatics
SCADA
PLCs
Network interfaces
Repairing and performing routine maintenance on production equipment
Both oral and written

Desired experience for technician, automation includes:

Makes recommendations for equipment improvement and work with engineers and production supervisors to attain cost saving and machine efficiency goals
Support process improvement projects and qualification efforts
Execute and document preventive maintenance work orders
Execute and document equipment corrective maintenance
Execute and document validations
Comply with Good Documentation Practices

Technician, Automation Examples

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Technician, Automation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technician, automation. 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 technician, automation
  • Provide resolution for incident management, problem resolution and provide corrective action taken on SCADA PLC (programmable logic controller) and associated components
  • Prepares reports, graphs, and summaries on the status of the SCADA system
  • Provide recommendations that improve reliability of SCADA system(s)
  • Inspect equipment to evaluate conditions that could lead to production breakdowns or unsafe conditions
  • Make recommendations for improvements to work processes
  • Establish a friendly and effective working relationship with manufacturers and internal and external customers using written
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on robots and automated welding machines in a timely manner
  • Provide training and guidance to maintenance personnel related to all facets of the automated and facilities equipment
  • Responsible for all Maintenance activities on assigned shifts including but not limited to assigning duties to maintenance personnel driven by production requirements
  • Monitor and track maintenance personnel daily performance and react appropriately
Qualifications for technician, automation
  • Machinist or tool making training desirable
  • Thermoformers
  • High-speed assembly equipment
  • Keen sense of initiative, efficient approach to work, and strong customer focus
  • Experience with 24V/120V control, AC induction and servomotors, drives and PLC controls
  • Molding Department Supervisor
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Technician, Automation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a technician, automation. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technician, automation
  • Work with equipment vendors and service companies to ensure product and service consistency
  • Position is intended to cross train in all areas of the plant
  • Perform scale checks to ensure plant pay scales are within weight calibration specifications
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on scales, trolley readers, printers and alarms to ensure they are in working order and problems are caught before they cause downtime
  • Perform basic Reactive Maintenance on Automated Systems and Instrumentation (basic troubleshooting, changing parts, follow-up to ensure problem is resolved & basic modifications to equipment to improve performance)
  • Regularly accompany higher level team members & maintenance personnel to Reactive Maintenance calls to gain familiarity and troubleshooting techniques for the different automated equipment at the facility
  • Complete Automation Projects assigned by the Automation & Instrumentation Superintendent that are designed to improve a process within the facility and advance the employee’s skill set
  • Assist and train in startup of the facility’s Automated and Robotic equipment
  • Coordinates schedules and completes all work orders related to the preparation of the MICRO Technology system for installation
  • Trains clients on the product inventory management FDA guidelines for compliance
Qualifications for technician, automation
  • Material Handler
  • Mold Setter
  • Ability to interpret electrical and electronic schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Ability to operate hand tools, power tools, multi-meter, oscilloscope, frequency counter and other basic electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Knowledge of the use and application of a wide variety of sensing items
  • Working knowledge of electrical standards such as NFPA 79, NEC, UL509, MIL and CE a PLUS
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Technician, Automation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a technician, automation. 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 technician, automation
  • Completion of daily maintenance plans
  • Problem analysis related to the issues with equipment and machines
  • Maintenance and up-date of technical documentation
  • Completion of TPM tasks related to the job position
  • Active participation in preparation and take over of new equipment and machines
  • Robots maintanance and programing
  • Maintains existing automated systems to include systems modifications, general troubleshooting, and communication with end-users
  • Apply firmware, patches, or updates as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Perform troubleshooting on WinCC server and WinCC viewing stations to resolve technical incidents
  • Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software programs, troubleshooting and programming of both digital and analog devices
Qualifications for technician, automation
  • Extensive knowledge of 120 V AC control circuits, 24 V DC control circuit, Industrial Power 3 Phase 480 V and industry accepted electrical safety practices for testing energized circuits
  • Extensive knowledge of PLC's and VFD controlled machinery
  • Proficient in maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of mechanical, pneumatic and electrical components
  • Lift and move objects up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotational shifts
  • Minimum three years working with pneumatic and DDC control systems either installation, maintenance or repair
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Technician, Automation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a technician, automation. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technician, automation
  • Track, record and analyze equipment performance data and support continuous improvement activities for productivity and yield enhancement
  • Assist in the execution of process validation, tooling or package development testing
  • Work with engineering and other cross functional groups to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability and minimize equipment downtime
  • Provide training for ALV and MTS On Demand Express operators
  • Comply with all Omnicare corporate compliance programs, including HIPAA
  • Assisting Engineering in steps of the design process
  • Assist to create, test, improve and validate automation equipment and processes
  • Create and maintain standardized work with regard to the day-to-day operation of equipment
  • Able understand and execute approved validations (IQ, OQ and PQ)
  • Perform measurements using quality inspection tools
Qualifications for technician, automation
  • Minimum College diploma/University degree and/or 3 to 5 years of experience with automation programming and implementation
  • Associate Degree in Electronics or Industrial Mechanics
  • Requires dexterity and strength sufficient to operate required tools and machinery
  • I/E - Willing to cross-train in communications
  • Must be able to work a 40 hour work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments
  • Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards
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Technician, Automation Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of technician, automation. 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 technician, automation
  • Responsible for printing and inspection of final PTS products and sustain general environmental upkeep
  • Assist with the automation of stage equipment including rigging, lighting, sound, automation, scenery, props, during training, staging, rehearsals and performances
  • Assist with the preservation of the on going
  • Interface with other groups within the company (Operations, ESOH, Safety, GIS, Accounting, Engineering, ) to ensure user needs are met
  • Inspect and maintain electronic, hydraulic and motorized equipment and systems
  • Work with the Technical Manager, Automation and teams at the shows to conduct inspections, maintenance, and repairs as directed for the safe and continued operations of the shows
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of all Automation equipment specific to the productions in order for it to operate safely
  • Identify defects or breakage and report them to the Automation supervisor on site
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned by the Technical Manager, Automation
  • Weld drawings
Qualifications for technician, automation
  • Associates in Automation or Process Control Systems or Electrical Certification or HS Diploma with a minimum of 3 years experience with FactoryTalk SE and Allen-Bradley control logic
  • Associates in Automation or Process Control Systems or minimum of 3 years experience with FactoryTalk SE and Allen-Bradley control logic
  • Minimum 3-5 years practical field experience
  • Strong understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with minimum 2 years' hands-on experience
  • Ability to work safely and effectively with hand tools
  • Understand and be able to analyze production equipment related problems

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