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Automation Technician

Job Title: Automation Technician
Department:  Tool Shop

This position is responsible for assembling electrical machine components per print/model, installing sub-assemblies, verifying electrical functions, and final machine set-up.

Essential Functions of the Job:
The essential functions of this job require the person, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the following:  

  • Review new projects with engineering and manufacturing teams. Determine if the tool shop has the capability to complete the job and meet customer requirements.
  • Review documents (customer specification, quotation, statement of work, BOM, etc.) to ensure that all details are met.
  • Assists engineers in developing and designing hardware and software required for all automation solutions per specifications.
  • Primary builder of complex electrical assemblies following 3D model viewers, 2D drawings, PLC code, and assembly instructions. Utilizing hand and power tools, cranes, fork trucks, etc.
  • Wiring electrical panel for system, running wires for sensors, setting up vision systems, verifying I/O communicates to PLC and HMI.
  • Work with Mechanical Technicians through completion of the machine building process.
  • Troubleshoot - perform root cause analysis of issues and provide containment and corrective actions (working with automation engineer, if necessary).
  • Implement and diagnose communication systems including Modbus (RTU and TCP/IP), Ethernet IP, and Hart Protocols
  • Document any changes during build & test and ensure engineer is aware of changes. Collaborate with engineers to develop assembly processes and procedures
  • Input data into the AS400 MRP system, work orders, log into jobs, etc.
  • Support and repair previously built machines with guidance from manuals, drawings, and models.
  • Use of the following software: CAD Viewer, Mac-Pac, Microsoft Suite, PLC programming, various software from epM.
  • Work with parent company (Germany) or other subsidiaries on projects (China, India, etc.).
  • Advanced problem-solving, critical thinking skills, effective verbal and written communication, ability to work under pressure, self-motivated, self-starter, strong hands-on skills, and a great teammate.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams and work with vendors and contractors. Provide technical information to other departments as needed.
  • Willing to train candidates with automation aptitude. Stay up to date with leading edge technology. Maintain cleanliness of the overall shop.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Recommended Education and/or Experience:

  • Technical School Degree (2 years) in Industrial Technology with a concentration and knowledge of electrical circuits, electronic device basics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and PLC programming


All Employees are Expected To:

  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures and uphold organizational values.
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment.
  • Report for work consistently and on time.
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are unsafe to ebm‑papst and its employees.


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