Automation Support Technician

Job Description

Supports production by keeping automated and mechanical equipment running efficiently. Specific job functions include the following:

  1. Understand and troubleshoots complex servo driven systems and PLC controlled machines with the use of a digital multi-meter, machine documentation, mechanical drawings, electrical and pneumatic schematics.
  2. Maintain and implement improvements in existing automation equipment.
  3. Assists in production start-ups and changeovers as related to automation equipment. This may include but is not limited to: changeover from one part to another, moving automation from one location to another, adjusting settings, and making adjustments to mechanical components.
  4. Responsible for learning how to start automation, adjust settings, and make small programming changes on various types of robots and other equipment.
  5. Responsible for replacing or repairing mechanical and electrical components.
  6. Assists engineering and various departments with implementation and installation of new jobs.
  7. Experience with industrial vision cameras and vision inspection software a plus
  8. PLC programming knowledge a plus
  9. Able to learn new software and robot programming languages, for troubleshooting and process improvements
  10. Involved with review and suggestions during new equipment procurement and implementation
  11. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  12. Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
  13. Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
  14. Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  15. Your direct supervisor will be Cost Improvement Engineer.

Standard PCI values and policies include the following:

  1. Maintain a professional relationship with all other P.C.I. departments and employees.
  2. Keep a clean and orderly work area.
  3. Maintain work habits and safety procedures according to P.C.I. Company Policy, Standard Operating Procedures, and Quality Manual
  4. Be a team player.
  5. Carry out Supervisor’s requests
  6. Support and adhere to Corporate Mission and Core Value statements and policies of PCI.

Minimum Requirements For Employment

  1. Demonstrate the ability, commitment, and character to emulate the department’s mission, philosophies and policies, and those of Polymer Conversions.
  2. Be trained in and have a thorough knowledge of and commitment to the elements of ISO-9001/13485 as they pertain to Polymer Conversions’ systems.
  3. Requires a technical background with preferably 5 years of manufacturing-related experience.
  4. Have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with department teammates.
  5. Experience or willing to learn lean manufacturing principles or 6- sigma concepts.
  6. Possess knowledge of SPC as it applies to manufacturing.
  7. Have the ability to follow verbal or written instruction.
  8. Pass a company physical.
  9. Be willing to undergo random drug testing.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to administer and maintain Polymer Conversion’s Quality System.
  11. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  12. Possess a 2-year college or technical degree, or equivalent experience acceptable to the leadership team.
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