Automation Technician

  • Company:
    SSI Schäfer
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 hours ago
  • Category:
    Manufacturing

Job Description

The Automation Technician provides technical support for automated material handling equipment in warehouses and distribution centers, using complex troubleshooting and problem solving with an array of technical tools.  

 Essential Functions:   

  • This position requires working on the production floor. 
  • Maintenance and repair of diverse production equipment.
  • Demonstrate experience in a maintenance field with a good working experience in electromechanical repairs.
  • Assisting with the preventative maintenance program to ensure production downtime is minimized. 
  • Troubleshoot automated material handling equipment using ladder and list based PLC programs.
  • Troubleshoot and repair interface between Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) and Material Flow System (MFS).  
  • Program, troubleshoot and repair or replace sensors, scanners, visualization systems, motors, frequency inverters and encoders.  
  • Assist in identifying root cause of faults and production errors.  
  • Work with Onsite staff and software developers to ensure maximum system uptime.  
  • Analyzes system daily operation reports to track and identify opportunities for continued improvement.  
  • Work directly with customer resident maintenance team to increase system knowledge, resolve issues and prevent issues from recurring.  
  • Updates help-desk ticketing system to track, monitor and resolve issues.  
  • Creates documentation and training materials for system users and system service & maintenance.  
  • Participates in customer and internal meetings.  
  • Work as part of an international team to ensure maximum system uptime and performance.  
  • Occasionally performs extended hours, weekend and holiday work in support of customer service and change requests.   

  

Qualification Requirements:   

  • 4-year degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar work 
  • 1+ year of experience with PLC, .net, CNC programming or Siemens S7 PLC   
  • Knowledge of controlled drive engineering, CNC, or multi-axis positioning  
  • Familiarity with automation technology, e.g. conveyors, automated cranes, packaging technology  
  • Knowledge of bus systems, e.g. Ethernet, ASI, Profibus Willingness and ability to work off shifts and weekends based on our customers’ business needs.  
  • Experience with AUTOCAD or E-Plan is a plus.  
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and French an asset   

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40 hours per week