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Automation Technician

Company: Actalent
Location: Torrance
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
SUMMARY
Under minimum supervision, participates in the manufacturing, installation, and support of automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and machinery, as part of the Manufacturing Engineering Department 's Automation Team. Fabricates and assembles components with the use of blueprints and wiring and/or pneumatic controls diagrams, and ensures all work meets national and state safety requirements and guidelines.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Fabricates, assembles, and integrates automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and other machinery to help improve the internal customers ' processes. Assists in sourcing and creates requisition orders for parts and components.
- Develops operating as well as preventative maintenance and troubleshooting instructions for automated equipment.
- Installs automated equipment in cooperation with maintenance and production and supports with integrating equipment into the manufacturing processes.
- Trains maintenance and production personnel on using, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment.
- Assists in the specification and design process of automated equipment.
- Assists in the setup and programming of PLCs, sensors and other industrial controllers and devices.
- Works as part of project teams within the organization and/or third-party organizations.
- Maintains inventory of parts, tools, and shop supplies and issues requisitions for purchases as needed.
- Uses mechanic and electrician hand tools and hand-held power-tools, such as band saw, belt sander, pedestal grinder, for the purpose of fabricating and integrating automated equipment, jigs, fixtures, and other machinery, as needed.
- Generates technical documentation (sketches, electrical or pneumatic diagrams, operation and/or maintenance instructions, etc.), and maintains training records for automated equipment, jigs, fixtures and machinery.
- Ensures that work areas are always kept clean and organized and that all tools and supplies are kept in good working order and in their proper location.
- Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor 's degree in Mechanical or Plastics Engineering or equivalent experience in a technical discipline.
- Minimum of 5-7 years ' experience within industrial automation.
- Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, wiring and pneumatic diagrams.
- Must have the ability to diagnose equipment mechanical and electrical problems, and to apply troubleshooting procedures.
- Must have the ability to use precision inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers and gauges is desired.
- Basic knowledge in Lean/Six Sigma.
- Experience with industrial control devices (e.g. PLCs, sensors, relays, etc.) a plus.
- Basic computer skills, including MS Office.
Skills:
PLC, Tooling, Fixtures, JIGs, Troubleshooting, Program Edits, Allen Bradley, wonderware, Rockwell, Blueprints, CAD
Top Skills Details:
PLC,Tooling,Fixtures,JIGs,Troubleshooting,Program Edits,Allen Bradley,wonderware,Rockwell,Blueprints,CAD
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor 's degree in Mechanical or Plastics Engineering or equivalent experience in a technical discipline.
- Minimum of 5-7 years ' experience within industrial automation.
- Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, wiring and pneumatic diagrams.
- Must have the ability to diagnose equipment mechanical and electrical problems, and to apply troubleshooting procedures.
- Must have the ability to use precision inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers and gauges is desired.
- Basic knowledge in Lean/Six Sigma.
- Experience with industrial control devices (e.g. PLCs, sensors, relays, etc.) a plus.
- Basic computer skills, including MS Office.
Experience Level:
Intermediate Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We 're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Torrance , Automation Technician, Professions , Torrance, California

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