Automation Technician


Manufacturing and Production

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Milwaukee Engineering - (USA) 100 Manpower Place WI Milwaukee , WI 53212



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Automation Technician

Full Time, Direct Hire, 1st Shift

Franklin, WI

Position Summary:

The Automation Technician assists within the maintenance department to handle the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing environment. This position will report to the Production Manager and will require strong organizational, analytical, mechanical and teamwork skills.

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Functional Responsibilities:

* Responsible for hands on maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all plant pneumatics, hydraulics, electric systems including the ability to connect to programmable logic control (PLC) systems, use them to trouble-shoot equipment or modify programs to improve performance or quality or both.

* Maintain plant support equipment: air compressors, forklifts, boiler, wastewater treatment system, fire systems, HVAC, pumps, chillers

* Diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical failures in all plant manufacturing equipment which includes but is not limited to, mixing, filling, packaging equipment, conveyers, or any other equipment.

* Performs minor unscheduled maintenance and repair on trucking equipment such as forklifts or powered industrial vehicles.

* Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of work performed or processes used to repair or conduct preventive maintenance.

* Create, execute and properly document work orders within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (ManagerPlus & MP2 preferably).

* Accurately complete additional scheduling and repair material documentation and reporting as required and make suggestions for improvements and take on projects to achieve results

* Active participation in machine process and design improvement forums is required.

* Participate in health and safety programs including council or committee meetings, OSHA and corporate mandated training, certification and re-certification

* Assist with installation of new equipment, debug, validations, etc.…

* Install and prove-out improvements to equipment by the addition of sensors, actuators, cameras, etc.…

* Participate or lead 5S / LEAN initiatives / Projects.

* Investigate and resolve day-to-day production issues

* Other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor

* Must be detail orientated and maintain a clean work area