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Industrial Automation Technician

I-Care Reliability

This is a Full-time position in Dalton, GA posted February 23, 2021.

I-Care Reliability, a global Maintenance and Reliability services firm is seeking Automation Technicians for a client in Dalton, GA.

General Job description:

  • The position is responsible for the functionality, operation and maintenance of electrical automation and control technology in the manufacturing process throughout the entire company.
  • Troubleshoots, installs or replaces programmable automation and controls equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, installs or replaces variable frequency drives in stand-alone applications as well as integrating into existing systems.
  • Solves process control related problems (control cycles, PID loops) in existing programs.
  • Troubleshoots automation networks (Controls component as well as servers – client network).
  • Supports manufacturing process by providing technical support for manufacturing operations.
  • Installs, replaces and calibrates field instrumentation including RTDs, thermocouples, flow meters, and pressure transducers, stand-alone PID controllers, web guiders, Thickness measurements

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Ability read and understand technical documents and instructions such as blue prints, electrical schematics, ladder logic programming, troubleshooting and repair manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to move oneself freely throughout a manufacturing facility.
  • Must be able to Climb to a height of 120 feet.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, stretch, kneel, and assume awkward positions as is dictated by worksite.
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift plant equipment weighing in excess of 100 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to read and write in Basic English.
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customer and to build effective working relationship with diverse work groups.
  • Must be able to use standard electrical test equipment.

· Proficient in performing basic math calculations such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in all units of measure, including fractions and decimals.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree or its equivalency in electrical technology from accredited school or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and experience to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Demonstrated proficiency in processcontrol automation .
  • Five or more years recent experience in repairing, maintaining and installing electrical equipment, systems or application.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and publications.
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office, CAD, ladder logic software, HMI development software and other systems. In-depth knowledge electrical -code, most effective technology, and proficient using all applicable tools and equipment.
  • Commitment to company values

Nonessential Skills and Experience :

Experience with Siemens products would be a plus. Master, Micro master drives and Step 7 environments.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel object, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk; or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment : While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment could be high. May be required to work in high elevations.

Job Requirements:

I-Care Reliability is seeking Automation Technicians for a client in Dalton, GA.  These positions are Full-Time.

  • Troubleshoot and proactively maintain automation equipment
  • Maintain inventory of the regions automation equipment
  • Learning how to start automation
  • Test new automation technologies/platforms
  • Set up of automation cells and auxiliary automation for injection molding presses
  • Create and/or modify tooling and automation equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance of automation systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance on automation equipment and maintain records
  • Support the design and implementation of factory automation equipment
  • Operate automation equipment to better understand the operation of equipment and processes
  • Create and maintain hardware documentation for all automation equipment
  • Determine root cause of failures and problems with automation equipment
  • Insure proper inventory of automation parts and all associated equipment
  • Maintain existing automation equipment and end-of-arm tooling Support production through improvement of automation equipment, operations and troubleshooting
  • Perform a variety of diagnostic troubleshooting activities on assembly automation equipment
  • Read & modify electrical schematics as needed for automation equipment
  • Create and/or modify existing end of tooling and automation equipment
  • Assemble, debug and test various types of industrial automation equipment
  • Perform and evaluate automation efficiency studies for optimization
  • Solve automation problems & increase self-knowledge
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