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Automation Technician
Title:Automation Technician
Labor Type:Contract
Posting #:TF-003983-HA
Location:Fairport, NY

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Immediate need for an Automation Technician

Duration:      6+ Months

Location:       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.


Key Responsibilities:

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

  • 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.
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
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