Automation / Industrial Engineering Technician in Mansfield, OH at Vitro

Date Posted: 8/26/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Automation/Engineering Technician will work in conjunction Maintenance and Engineering to develop, trouble-shoot, and improve machine and process concepts along with several Manufacturing / Maintenance / Production Engineering peers.  Incumbent will debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time, improve availability and yield.  Candidate will create and support a robust system and optimize layout electrical/pneumatic schematics.  He/She will program and trouble shoot all controls components including PLC, safety devices and robots from power-on to debug with ongoing support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Automation/Engineering & Maintenance Technician

  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process control requirements, layout complexity, cost, quality and lead time limits.
  • Layout new industrial electrical control panels and create electrical, pneumatic and fluid schematics.
  • Architect, write and debug PLC ladder logic with and emphasis on generating code that is organized structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.
  • Implement control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, conveyors and other high volume manufacturing equipment.
  • Introduce automated processes into production and train Maintenance and Production Teams to support after deployment into production.
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time, improve availability and yield.  
  • Working closely with a Team of Technicians, Engineers and Maintenance to design, implement, maintain and improve our state-of-the-art processes and serve our customers.




Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications of the Automation/Engineering & Maintenance Technician

  • A basic understanding of the general principles of automation, automated equipment and robotics plus knowledge of the use of this equipment as it applies to line operation in an industrial manufacturing plant
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in automation controls or similar work with high volume automation and/or electro-mechanical production systems.
  • Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls and Computer Systems, Mechatronics Engineering, Automation Engineering or equivalent degree is preferred, but equivalent experience may be substituted and considered.

Two (2) years of previous maintenance technician, industrial electrician or related experience required; Five (5) years of experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with operators, peers, management and vendors.
    • Ability to trouble-shoot, analyze and resolve problems.
    • Ability to work independently and support projects to established timelines.

    Physical Requirements, Safety and Work Environment

    • Performs duties within normal manufacturing environmental conditions
    • May work in warm or cold conditions
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
    • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Associate must follow posted security procedures at all times 
    • Associate must follow all PPE requirements