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Automation Technician


Requisition Number: P2151

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: Menomonie

Responsibilities

  • Active team member in the internal or external design and fabrication of molding and secondary equipment, robotics, EOATs, work cells, and automated assembly equipment
  • Design circuitry, program and monitor PLC’s and other peripheral equipment
  • Involvement in FAT and equipment installation
  • Involvement in equipment start up and training
  • Owner of equipment installation documentation
  • Responsible for updating Configuration Management system
  • Support of the maintenance team at PPM in the following aspects:
  • -Facility technical expert for molding, robotics, and automation equipment 
  • -Primary internal contact for the maintenance team on technically difficult issues
  • -Assist in root cause analysis, corrective maintenance, breakdowns, quality related issues involving equipment, and work with the maintenance team to identify preventative measures
  • -Responsible to identify external experts for assistance when needed
  • -Provide technical documentation of all facility training, and identify training needs of maintenance personnel
  • -Provide service to the customer that includes prompt repair and maintenance on equipment and proactive communication on the status of open service requests and corrective maintenance 
  • -Provide mentoring and feedback to the maintenance technicians in their technical growth
  • Primary maintenance representation in the AQP process for equipment and tools utilized for molding and secondary processes
  • Continuously improve equipment and automation to reduce labor, reduce cycle time, reduce waste and increase efficiencies in equipment and process operations
  • Some programs may have vision requirements

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Associates Degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology; or equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in PLC’s and robotic programming, systems integration and troubleshooting
  • Experience interfacing automation and robotics with various types of equipment
  • Experience with machining or fabrication of EOATs and other jigs and fixtures
  • CAD software experience preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in plastic molding preferred

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong technical documentation writing and training experience
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, blueprints, and schematics
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understand and have working knowledge of Lockout/Tagout and machine guarding requirements

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