Job Summary: Responsible for the installation, testing, preventative and corrective maintenance, inspection, and modification of automation equipment, technologies and processes. Performs basic and complex electrical, mechanical and automation trouble shooting, diagnoses problems, recommends and implements corrective actions, and replaces or repairs parts. Provides guidance and training to production supervisors, manufacturing engineers, and maintenance mechanics. Maintains and completes all required records.
Summary of Essential Job Functions:
• Abide by all safety regulations required by PSM, OSHA, CJ Bio America, and State of Iowa;
• Abide by all regulations required by NEC, NFPA 70 E, CJ Bio America and State of Iowa;
• Maintain plant inventory;
• Work with contractors and vendors to maintain plant operations;
• Performs duties to install, test, maintain, inspect, modify, and repair all automation equipment, components and controls systems using a thorough knowledge of electronics, robotics, fiber optic sensors, and pneumatic-hydraulic controls.
• Trouble shoots and diagnoses cause of electronic or mechanical malfunctions using knowledge, manuals, SOPs, specifications and other workplace aids. Identifies root cause and corrective actions for equipment and system alarms and jams. Communicates directly with equipment suppliers as necessary.
• Resolves and repairs all system faults and anomalies associated with installation, operation, maintenance, and connectivity problems, including changes, adjustments, and modifications to control code and standard operating parameters. Writes and debugs PLC Logic. Makes formal recommendations to supervisor and management for major corrective actions.
• Uses computers, precision measuring instruments, hand and/or power tools and electrical repair or modification tools.
• Performs routine preventative and corrective maintenance and testing on equipment. Performs a large variety of tests on all electrical and electronic systems. Dismantles, cleans, repairs and tests electrical, electronic and mechanical components. Works with engineers, toolmakers, and external sources for timely repairs or replacement of parts to ensure machine downtime is minimal. Maintains preventative maintenance logs and accurate records of all testing and repairs.
• Works with team members to coordinate on-site installation of automation equipment by examining layout and anticipating difficulties and challenges. Suggests and implements line improvements.
• Provides guidance and maintenance training to production supervisors, manufacturing engineers, and maintenance mechanics in the operation, repair, maintenance, and logistics support of machinery and equipment.
• Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical documentation, and instruction manuals for operation, processes and maintenance of automation equipment. Maintains technical manuals and job files.
• Follow and promote all health and safety rules, regulations and practices. Locks out equipment for proper and safe handling and servicing.
• Troubleshoot problems dealing with plant instrumentation and automation equipment to include but not limited to: valves; pressure; temperature; level, flow, conductivity, speed, force instruments; motor controls; PLC’s, HMI’s, etc.;
- Calibrate plant instruments to include but not limited to: valves; pressure, temperature, level, flow, pH, conductivity, weight, force and speed instruments;
- Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Ability to participate in a high performance team-based environment that is fast-learning and adaptive;
• Ability to communicate effectively and participate in a continuous improvement culture, including utilizing problem solving skills;
• Willing to cross-train into other areas; ensure conformance to standard work by following the process; communicate any issues to the appropriate resources in a timely manner;
• Computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Excel;
• Critical thinking, multi-tasking and troubleshooting skills;
• Analytical ability;
• Industrial control troubleshooting skills are preferred
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Scheduled hours are Monday-Friday, 8-5
• Ability to be on call
• Ability to work a flexible schedule;
• Ability to remain in a stationary position up to 60% of shift;
• Ability to move about the entire site;
• Ability to position self to complete tasks when working in small areas, valves or pipe racks, etc.;
• Ability to enter confined spaces when necessary;
• Constantly works around hazardous chemicals and high pressure steam;
• Ability to ascend/descend stairs and ladders in order to complete work orders;
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds;
• Must be able to wear full-face respirator and protective equipment for testing. This includes minimal facial hair in order to ensure proper fit in of respirator in accordance with OSHA regulations. Must complete annual medical monitoring program, including pulmonary function testing.
Education and Experience:
•High school diploma/GED required
• HMI or DCS experience is preferred;
• Calibration experience is a plus;
• H.A.R.T. communication experience is preferred;
• CMMS Software experience is preferred;
• Knowledge of automation systems including, but not limited to, Rockwell Software, WIN911 Software, Wonderware Software, Allen Bradley Controllers, Wonderware HMI’s, Motoman Robotics, Ethernet, Control-Net, Device-Net, Modbus, RS485, Eaton VFD’s, ABB VFD’s & AB VFD’s.
• Must have an understanding of automated control systems and integration, electronics, robotics, fiber optic sensors, pneumatic-hydraulic controls, HMI touch panels, and PLC programming.
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Successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check is required