Job Listing Description

Automation Technician

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for an Automation Technician position in Fairport, NY
Position Summary: 

Under the general supervision of the Manager – Automation Engineering, the primary responsibility of this position is to support manufacturing with respect to automated and semi-automated post-molding equipment.  This includes a variety of automated material handling, assembly, decorating and packaging systems. 


Responsible for detailed communication with Supervisors & Maintenance about current state of automation related concerns.  This also includes detailed communication with Automation Engineering on future department needs.   



·        Determines root cause of failures and problems with automation equipment.   

·        Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a broad manufacturing base 

·        Troubleshoot & support: 

o   Various PLC  formats with heavy emphasis on Allen-Bradley PLC/HMI hardware and software:  SLC, PLC, ContolLogix, Panelview  

o   A wide variety of automation technologies, including: Robots, Printing (Pad/Screen/Offset/InkJet), Ultrasonic Welders, Vision Systems, Leak Testers, Labelers, Capping Equipment, reamers & other finishing equipment. 

·        Works with equipment vendors to solve automation problems & increase self-knowledge. 

·        Interacts with molding setups & process engineering to solve component related issues & their effect on the automation process.  

·        Support Automation Engineering with installation of improvements & new Automation. 

·        Coaches Automation Associates in work centers supporting root cause troubleshooting. 

·        Develop / modify procedures & training guidelines as needed for automation processes. 

·        Read & modify electrical schematics as needed for automation equipment. 

·        Designs, sketches & dimensions improvements to existing automation systems 

·        Tracks & helps maintain automation data (stops, scrap, etc…) to support continuous improvement process.  Uses PPI tools and Lean techniques to analyze data and improve processes.   


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications 

·        Associate’s degree in Engineering or a technical discipline.  Equivalent experience may be considered, but only with a demonstrated record of self-development and continuous learning.   

·        5+ years related automated equipment experience.   

·        Must have a very broad electrical and mechanical background, including hands on experience with PLC’s, robots, motion controls and associated programming software.   



Professional Characteristics:  

·        Must have excellent troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.  

·        Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.   

Job Number: 2010119004
Job Location: Fairport, NY
Duration: 7 months
Input Date: 11/16/2020
Attention: Patrick Mahoney
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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