Automation Technician Position (2nd Shift and 3rd Shift)

Western Diversified Plastics   Kalamazoo, MI   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on June 17, 2022
Automation Technician Position (2nd Shift and 3rd Shift)

Western Diversified Plastics in Mattawan. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting production lines, increasing efficiencies and maintaining automation equipment. The successful candidate will be hands-on and on the manufacturing floor troubleshooting equipment and working with your team to continuously improve production.
The major objectives, tasks, duties, and responsibilities automated technicians typically perform are:
• Adhere to safety standards all the time
• Undertake troubleshooting on mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic equipment to determine problems associated with the machines
• Perform the maintenance of equipment so as to ensure that equipment and processes run very smoothly
• Provide technical assistance and support regarding all projects, installations, and repairs
• Maintain communication with different levels of departments and peers
• Upgrade hardware and software for improved process control
• Submit reports on the progress made concerning faulty machines, errors, and processes
• Work with team members and site customers
• Ensure the calibration of all machines and maintenance after calibration
• Provide regular system operation training on automated systems
• Take care of installation, maintenance, and inspection of control systems and workstation installations at the facility
• Coordinate with other workers in order to achieve departmental goals
• Provide technical monitoring for other automation technicians and engineers
• Perform manufacturing-related equipment PM's
Eligible Candidates
• Possess multiple skills in the areas of pneumatic and fluid power, manufacturing processes, electricity, electronics, and mechanical systems
• Possess the ability to read and understand electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic drawings
• Interpersonal skills to lead and communicate with peers
• Possess an understanding of Ethernet communication, Control Logic and Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Vision inspection Systems and Robotics
• Demonstrate knowledge concerning general safety protocol and procedures regarding field operations
• Possess broad-based knowledge in order to successfully troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve problems that relate to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, etc.
• Electro-mechanical skills and problem-solving abilities
• Mechanical knowledge concerning machines and tools. It includes design, uses, repair, and maintenance
Education and Experience
· High School Diploma or GED
· Certification or enrollment in an Automation Program or 1-3 years Automation Experience is preferred.

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