Date Posted: 11/21/2023 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Bridgeview, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Salary (USD): $31 - $38
• Title: Automation Technician
• Location: Bridgeview, IL (Chicago)
• Schedule: You will work 12-hr night shifts (7p – 7a) on a 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on – 2 days off – 3 days on, then the opposite the following week). That gives you seven days off every two weeks!
• Compensation: ~$31/hr - $38/hr
o Bonuses/Additional Compensation: $5K sign-on bonus
• Benefits: Company offers an excellent benefits package to include:
o Medical (Comprehensive PPO, two HRA Plans and an HSA plan)
o Dental (basic and comprehensive coverage)
o Vision (basic and premier coverage)
o Prescription drug coverage
o 401K with a 6% company match (Eligible to participate from day one (1) with 100 % vesting in all company provided funds immediately)
o New Hire Wellness Bonus (see plan details)
o Healthcare and Dependent day care flexible spending accounts
o Livongo diabetes program
o Corporate discounts
Position Description: Automation Technicians are the front line “reactive” responders to solve maintenance problems that occur throughout the plant requiring troubleshooting, analyzing, problem solving, and implementation of plans and solutions; duties and tasks are performed on electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, robotic, and automated production equipment to meet all operational goals and objectives. Some specific responsibilities include:
• Electrical duties: perform all major and minor electrical repairs including 480V 3-phase motor repairs/installation, motor starter circuit repairs, VFD drives, photo-optic sensing devices, proximity switches, e-stop circuitry, and group fault detection in accordance to the guidelines established by the company’s “Electrical Safety Program”; read and interpret schematics and basic electrical symbol identification, understand electrical theory including basic OHMS-law application, AC/DC drives, PLC, basic motor control circuits
• Troubleshoot maintenance problems that occur throughout the plant with a major emphasis on electrical problems, to include AC and DC drives, PLCs as well as basic motor control circuits.
• Maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and electronic components of automation equipment.
• On-call as needed by department and able to be flexible with schedule as needed.
• Use standard and metric hand tools to complete tasks and duties.
• Mechanical duties: clean, lubricate, and adjust equipment when needed, examine mechanical equipment to diagnose and repair problems, disassemble, repair/replace, and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment/devices including motors, conveyors, pumps, belts, chains, etc., read mechanical prints and technical data during installation and repair of equipment, read and interpret PI&D drawings.
In order to be successful in this role, you should have the following competencies:
• Electrical: AC/DC Electrical competency; up to 480 volt AC and 90 volt DC. Experience with motors and drives; both AC and DC. Ability to read and understand electrical schematics. Experience with all types of switches and sensors, including high speed counters. Ability to read wiring diagrams, use multimeters, need manual skills as well as programs, logics, editing/troubleshooting program and motor controls, 3 phase circuits.
• Electronic: PLC Experience with Allen Bradley and GE-Fanuc PLCs, AC and DC I/O cards, high speed counter cards, stepper motor control cards and operator interface controls (Horner, TCP and Allen Bradley). Knowledge of ladder logic, program sequencing, and PC diagnostic tools. Ability to troubleshoot PLC and control interface problems, including program downloads.
• Mechanical: Experience with power transmission systems including gear reducers, roller chain systems, and conveyors. Experience with pneumatic systems including solenoid valves and motion controls.