The Automation technician builds, troubleshoots, services and fixes industrial computerized systems and robotic devices that are designed to reduce human interaction, such as robotic assembly devices and programmable logic-controlled machinery. These machines and systems are often found within industrial and manufacturing plants, such as food processing facilities.
As an Automation technician, you will build and perform routine diagnostic checks on automated systems, monitor automated systems, isolate problems, and perform repairs. For example, technicians at a food packaging facility use weights or specialized instruments to ensure the machines are dispensing the correct amount of food into containers. If a problem occurs, the technician needs to troubleshoot the issue and determine if the problem is mechanical, electrical, or from the computer systems controlling the process. Once the issue has been diagnosed, the technician must repair or replace any necessary components, such as a sensor or electrical wiring.
Automation & Controls Technician Responsibilities:
- Analyzing problems and coming up with designs to solve them.
- Building and wiring of complex industrial control panels
- Building and assembling hydraulic and or pneumatics systems
- Allocating resources and time effectively.
- Developing design prototypes with engineering guidance
- Electromechanical troubleshooting and debugging
- Analyzing data to write up reports.
- Diagnosing and establishing industrial networks, such as Modbus, Devicenet, Ethernet\IP etc.
- Working independently with minimal guidance or instruction
Automation & Controls Technician Requirements:
- Associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent
- PLC and other industrial technology programming
- Robotic Programming
- Mechanical and Electrical Assembly
- Print reading and red-line markups
- Build to print skills
- Relevant certifications, registrations, and licenses may be required.
- Superb creativity, vision, and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and self-confidence.
- Extensive experience working on engineering projects.
- Ability to make decisions in high-stress situations.
- Great written and verbal communication skills.
- Curiosity and a growth mindset.
- Designing of new equipment, processes, procedures, and systems
- Investigating production problems
- Making improvements to current operations to enhance efficiency
- Planning and organizing projects
- Understanding of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Liaising with suppliers, customers, and research and development staff.
- Travel to the client for installation, test, debug, start-up\commissioning and training
- Thorough working knowledge of industrial control devices including photoelectric sensors, proximity switches, solenoid valves, frequency and servo drives, and PLC I/O.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental Insurance
- Flexible Schedule
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Vision Insurance
- Machine Building: 5 years (Required)
- PLC Programming: 5 years (Required)
- Machinery building or similar: 3 years (Required)
- Biddeford, ME 04005 (Preferred)
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
- Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
- Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
- Only full-time employees eligible