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Automation Support Engineer

Description:

Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with design engineers and production leaders to ensure automated lines run in a safe, efficient manner and at a rate adequate to meet output goals.
- Be very hands-on in the deployment, integration, testing, and ongoing support of automated equipment (industrial robots, AS/RS systems, PLCs, conveyors) and assist design engineers with the fabrication and construction of custom-built systems.
- On a team with other engineers and with technicians, provide technical expertise and leadership in troubleshooting of issues and the deployment of solutions.
- Develop and improve equipment validation procedures including calibration, qualification, and adjustments as necessary.
- Become a subject matter expert on systems and drive process improvement including troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, and controls components in the pursuit of the root cause(s) of failures.
- Identify critical spare parts and ensure sufficient availability to prevent extended downtime.
- Execute preventative, predictive, and conditions-based maintenance procedures as appropriate; ensure that detailed documentation and records are maintained.
- Provide technical support for projects at other sites as necessary to ensure successful implementation.



Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial fields are preferred, but other fields may also be considered.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a highly automated production or distribution environment.
- Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting (Allen-Bradley).
- Experience in an engineering role related to system support or maintenance.
- Strong computer skills, especially related to design and data analysis.
- Outstanding oral and written communications skills. Ability to interact with team members at all levels in a professional manner, advocate for change, and seek resolution to issues that arise.
- Ability to quickly troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, controls, and software issues related to complex automated systems.
- Proficiency in interpreting electrical and mechanical plans and drawings.
- Previous experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
- Manual dexterity and the ability to stand, lift, carry, and climb frequently or for extended periods. Willingness to be physically involved with support activities.
- Willingness and ability to occasionally travel to assist with projects at other sites as business needs require.

Desired Skills and Experience:
- 5 or more years of experience in supporting or designing automated systems.
- Demonstrated ability in a computer programming language and data base management system (DBMS).
- Demonstrated ability with SolidWorks.
- Knowledge of, or experience with, structured problem-solving or continuous improvement methodologies (FMEA, Six Sigma, Lean, etc.).


 
Job Number: 1910098146
Job Location: Whitestown, IN
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/11/2019
Last Updated: 02/21/2019
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Amy Kloeppinger
Address: 300 E JOHN CARPENTER FWY STE 700
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000002rB7jQAE&URLSource=cjhunter

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