PLC Automation Technician
Company: Dayton Superior Corporation
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The PLC/Automation Technician is responsible to apply electronic
theory, principles of electrical circuits, electrical testing
procedures, engineering mathematics, physics, and related knowledge
to lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, and repair production
equipment. The Technician designs, specifies, installs, and
maintains HMI & PLC Systems on Manufacturing Equipment at multiple
DSC facilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Design,
install, program and troubleshoot (PLC) Programmable Logic
Analyzes manufacturing equipment to detect hazards, problems, and
the need for service, repair and/or replacement of electrical,
electronic and mechanical components.
Takes positive and corrective action to reduce safety risks,
maintenance problems, and operational waste.
Recommends changes in circuitry of installation specifications to
simplify assembly and maintenance.
Able to read and understand electronic and electrical schematics.
Can draw sketches of design ideas and functional criteria of
Current working knowledge of electronic systems and components and
Assemble experimental circuitry of complete prototype models
according to engineering instructions, technical manuals.
Sets up standard test apparatus to verify equipment and circuity;
conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance
and reliability of prototype or production models.
Analyzes and interprets data from solid-state motor drives and
controllers, scope meters, and other troubleshooting equipment.
Trouble-shoot and repair solid-state motor drives, solid-state
temperature controllers, and computer-based controllers Maintain
backups of programs from all electrical devices across all DSC
Design programs for HMI''s, interfaces and installs into production
equipment, maintenance and maintains interfaces.
Must be able to check newly installed equipment to evaluate systems
performance under actual operating conditions. Adjusts, calibrates
and aligns circuitry and components and records effects on unit
Works under minimum of technical supervision. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Associates degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent work
Over five (5) years of experience within the electronics field.
Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program.
Experience in high-speed continuous motion production line and
automated assembly operations. Preferred: Bi-lingual,
Experience with vision systems.
Experience with robotics and/or automation.
Experience on Safety Committee preferred. OTHER SKILLS AND
ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language
(i.e. the language of all plant directives) for required document
controls, equipment operation, and supervisor/peer
Documented proficient working knowledge of Allen Bradley, Omron,
Automation Direct, and Siemens PLC''s/controls/protocols platforms
Must be able to work other shifts and overtime to complete work as
Must be willing to travel up to 50% of time. Travel will require
Will be on call to support production needs.
Must have computer skills, with the capability to use email,
compile reports and spreadsheets for parts and project
Must be able to prepare technical reports for documenting
issue/changes to equipment.
Must be able to manage projects and Capex for implementing changes
and improvements PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:
Stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
Walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance.
Must be able to handle physical heavy lifting of materials/tools up
to 75 pounds. Heavier materials may require assistance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, and color vision.
The employee will be required to operate a lift truck and work on
aerial lift platforms up to 80 feet on a limited basis, 30 feet on
average. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne
particles, and chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
and requires hearing protection.
Must comply with company safety procedures. Safety shoes and eye
protection are also required. EOE, including Disability/Vets AT
DAYTON SUPERIOR, WE ARE BUILDING STRENGTH! If you want to join a
growing company, that feels like family, look no further! At Dayton
Superior, full-time employees are eligible for benefits on the 1st
of the month following their start date including Medical, RX,
Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Retirement. Our generous paid
time off benefits support our belief in family-life balance.
Additional perks include, Tuition Reimbursement Program and
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