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Automation Tech

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Food/Beverage Job Number: 47694 Pay Rate: $75 - $90k
Our client is looking for energized individuals that would like to work on our Maintenance Team as an Automation Tech. You will report directly to the Maintenance Manager and be responsible but not limited to the following duties:

- Supports without hesitation General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives, and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1.
- Repairs and maintains machinery and equipment in accordance with diagrams, operational manuals and manufacturing specifications.
- Directs Electromechanics, mechanics or helpers in repairing and maintaining electrical components of machinery and equipment.
- High PLC, VFD, programming, calibrating, electrical and troubleshooting skills.
- Upkeep of automation documentation and work orders in maintenance program EAM.
- Diagnosing malfunctions in equipment and machinery based on observation of machinery and applying knowledge from experience.
- Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.
- Interprets specifications, blueprints and job orders to workers.
- Anticipates potential problem areas and delegate course of action to be taken.
- 3-5 years of proven experience in the industrial machinery troubleshooting. The ability to demonstrate high proficiency in this area is required.
- Must have a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
- Must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment, and especially must be able to interface and communicate with line operators in order to assist with repairs and troubleshooting.
- Computer experience/operation and PLC programming are necessary.
- Conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components.
- Ability to calibrate equipment, temperature probes, humidity probes, automated equipment.
- Ensures PLCs, VFD, servo motors, I/o cards, backup programs, calibration certification and electrical schematics are well stored.
- Supports plant operation during off hours and weekends according to needs.
- Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
- Installs equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
- Informs appropriate management and line mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.
- Applies knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies shills in restoring equipment to operation.
- Provides skilled mechanical and electrical/electronic support to all areas of manufacturing.
- Must be safety conscious.
- Know where emergency STOP and START/STOP buttons are located.
- Responsible for following all Lock Out/Tag Out procedures for machine when necessary.
- Complete a Food Safety Incident Report if an incident occurs.
- Complete an Incident Report if there are any injuries.
- Follow and enforce all company GMP procedures; PPE, 70E, and document any violations.
- Willing to work any shift and overtime as required.
- Perform all special requests by Master Technician/Maintenance Manager.
PLC troubleshooting experience is required
Company is redoing the facility going fully automated adding state of the art equipment - you would be a major part of this!
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