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Automation Technician V
Ref No.: 17-15190
Location: East Peoria, Illinois
Segment:Commercial
JPAS:NO
Payrate: Open

Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 3:00pm – 11:30pm; hours may vary based on business demand.
Some travel to support remote work sites and business startups nationwide will be required. Travel is estimated at 20%. Relocation assistance may be available to qualified candidates outside of the commuting area.
These Automation Technicians are responsible for acting as subject matter experts in installing, troubleshooting, servicing and documenting the electrical and controls needs of process / production robotic systems, CNC equipment and other automation equipment in an industrial production environment.
Must have the ability to maintain, improve, and participate in troubleshooting of Robotic Systems, CNC Machines and other automation equipment with PLC control systems such as Allen Bradley, Siemens 7, and 840d controllers, and Mazatrol, Midacon, Fanuc and ABB controls systems . Must have an understanding of repair and calibration of instrumentation such as thermocouples and transducers, and experience with primary voltages up to and including 480v.
These positions also provide instruction, mentor and train less skilled technicians as needed. Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, solve complex automation problems, and provide solutions to manufacturing problems.
The Automation Technicians must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures. General Maintenance of equipment will also be required.
Responsibilities:
  • Works under the general direction of management, supervising complex technical work utilizing a wide variety of resources, including computers. Often responsible for all or part of a project.
  • Assists in the training of other technicians and travels to support remote work sites and business startups nationwide.
  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs process / production robotic systems, CNC machines and equipment as well as related mechanical equipment, such as pallets, fixtures, and spindles . Calibrates instrumentation, equipment, and controls for optimum performance.
  • Finds solutions and helps with procurement of spare parts.
  • Identifies and documents cost savings.
  • Utilizes strong mechanical and electrical skills in order to complete assignments.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on process / production equipment as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.
  • Recommends activities to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems
  • Understands company policies and enforces safety regulations.
  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as performing job hazard analysis, following lockout/Tag out procedures, and wearing PPE as required.
  • Operates various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments to help provide energy efficiency solutions.
  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.
  • Demonstrates a high level of urgency and flexibility to meet emerging business needs.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.