Automation Specialist - Career Opportunity

Automation Specialist

Education and Work Experience:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience required
  • Two years of community or technical college required
  • 2-3 years experience programming PLCs using Ladder Logic, Function Block, or Structured Text and be familiar with various PLC brands such as Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Siemens, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to program HMI graphic interfaces employing situational awareness philosophy
  • Ability to understand automated equipment functions; chemical processes; and mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Possess a strong understanding of mechanical and electrical equipment and have the ability to use that understanding to troubleshoot systems
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office software, especially Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of and ability to use AutoCAD and other design software
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to maintain a clean work environment
  • Ability to maintain an effective, courteous, and tactful relationship with other employees and clients
  • Must be on time and have a good attitude at work
  • Willingness to be assume other job duties as necessary to complete projects
  • Must be able to travel when needed, including international travel

Job Duties: Will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Report to the Automation Manager
  • Respect and adhere to all active contracts and confidentiality agreements with Applied Chemical Technology and associated clients
  • Respect and adhere to all safety rules procedures, and complete all necessary safety training
  • Work with project managers to assess client needs related to automation
  • Assist project managers in preparation of project bids and cost estimation
  • Provide engineering input to projects as required
  • Design control panels/systems to meet project requirements
  • Generate AutoCAD drawings/schematics for control system design
  • Specify, purchase, and receive materials for control system fabrication
  • Provide written and verbal direction to panel shop personnel to ensure efficient completion of projects
  • Report project status to project managers as necessary
  • Work with project managers and accounting personnel to accurately document project costs
  • Perform other functions in the Automation Department as requested by the Automation Manager or higher management

Physical Demands: As necessary to carry out essential duties and responsibilities, requiring:

  • Coordinate the use of both hands to perform tasks
  • Lifting and handling of boxes and sales equipment of up to 50 lbs
  • Reaching overhead, stooping, kneeling, walking, talking, hearing, reading and seeing

Hours: 8-5 Monday-Friday; must be able to work on short notice and work extra hours, including weekends, if needed
Benefits: Comprehensive benefit package including medical, 401K, leave, and supplemental coverages, some available after probationary period.

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