Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-KS-Pittsburg
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  • Overview

    As an Automation Controls Technician at EaglePicher, you will be responsible to support automation projects and troubleshoot/maintain automated equipment such as robotic-based automation systems, scanners, cameras, printers, scales, HMI, PLC systems, and control cabinets.


    • Troubleshoot and repair all equipment; perform equipment failure analysis and preventative maintenance
    • Maintain control systems, including PLC controllers and industrial networks (such as Ethernet, Devicenet and Remote I/O), motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems.
    • Perform PLC control level diagnosis and program edits using ladder logic software.
    • Install, maintain and troubleshoot relay logic, ladder diagrams, control components - photo eyes, motor starters, relays, limit switches, proximity sensors, timers, solenoids, servo drives, frequency inverters, machine vision, and encoders.
    • Maintain, troubleshoot, and edit Fanuc robotics automation system using teach pendant.
    • Work with automation team developing concept designs, offer suggestions during the quoting, design, and build processes.
    • Work with operations on root cause and problem resolutions
    • Communicate with vendors on specification and function of commercial parts for a project via email or phone, resolving issues whenever necessary
    • Submit parts and material orders for the assigned project(s)
    • Support Automation team project implementation.


    Hiring Requirements:

    • 2 or more years of maintenance/controls experience in production environment with automated processes.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Must work well with others
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to read and modify robot, PLC, HMI programs
    • Understanding of automation tooling
    • Project management experience
    • Mechanical experience with ability to apply theory to actual practice.
    • Experience with industrial pneumatics and hydraulics
    • Ability to read electrical schematics and engineering part drawings
    • Knowledge of Allen Bradley control systems.
    • Hands-on experience with robotics and vision systems
    • Control system start-up experience
    • Hands on knowledge troubleshooting hardwire electrical controls.
    • Experience with Industrial network communication protocols, Ethernet, devicenet, serial.

    Hiring Preferences:

    • Applicable technical Associates degree or VO-tech education
    • Experience with Fanuc Robots
    • Experience with Cognex vision systems

    Application Instructions

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