Automation Technician


  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Provide production support by performing setup, troubleshooting and operations of automated welding cells within a production facility, as well as implementing best practices and proactively assess welding/robotic applications.

  • Demonstrate proficiency while troubleshooting automated welding cells to effect permanent change in order to eliminate cell downtime.
  • Document and record all improvements and changes within the process in an ERP system.
  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols while servicing or maintaining equipment.
  • Mentor Auto and Weld Technicians.
  • Ability to execute with proficiency all duties and responsibilities requirements of weld technician.
  • Prioritize tasks within the facility relating to weld troubleshooting, set-up coordinated with production.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in troubleshooting using prints, multimeters, amp meters, etc.
  • Perform, train and critique equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Plex utilization (downtime codes, note entry, documentation, locating part listings/prints, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot electrical components and circuits (Connecting circuit breakers, transformers, or other components in a junction box or panel).
  • Wiring harnesses.
  • Drive systems.
  • Relays.
  • Boards.
  • Motors.
  • Make proper connections of the following communication protocols: fiber optics, Ethernet, DeviceNet.
  • Modify and perform basic programming of robots in all robotic applications such as ABB and Fanuc.
  • Advanced weld troubleshooting for all welding applications (drawn arc, GMAW, resistance welding, Air over Oil systems, etc.).
  • Properly troubleshoot and adjust pneumatic systems.
  • Troubleshoot and adjust weld fixtures.
  • Basic understanding of hydraulic systems (process, functions, etc.).
  • Setup and troubleshoot Poke Yoke systems and applications.
  • Weld troubleshooting.
  • Ability to read and interpret job element sheets.
  • Ability to interpret and troubleshoot using mechanical and electrical prints.
  • Ability to use a variety of gages (functional, go/no go) required.
  • Ability to use hand tools properly.
  • Ability to use Multimeters, Amp meters.
  • Ability to practice and follow safety policy and procedures.
  • Ability to locate and troubleshoot the root cause of issues.
  • Strong understanding of welding processes.
  • Ability to lift/move material weighing up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability to work as a contributing member within team environment.
  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.
  • Certification in Arc Flash training.
  • Industrial truck and aerial platform licenses.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications (i.e., word, excel, outlook, etc.).
  • Auto technician trainees must successfully complete a probationary period and corresponding qualification card.
  • Minimum 2 years as weld machine operator.
  • Minimum two years as Weld Technician.
  • Minimum one year on the job training as Auto Technician Trainee.
  • Two-year technical degree preferred.

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