Waterloo, IA

$30.00 - $40.00

Automation Technician

Automation Technician Job Description

Automation Technician

Waterloo, IA

Salary: $30-40/hour

Job Summary: The Automation Technician is responsible for providing support to the facility's electrical/controls infrastructure. They will also be involved in implementing new processes and strategies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all electrical codes.
  • Maintain all electrical MOCs.
  • Perform annual NFPA 70E plant inspection and electrical safety program audit.
  • Ensure timely completion of all electrical PMs.
  • Work with Maintenance Planner to schedule and perform automation preventative maintenance and calibrations.
  • Assist with control system start-up and commissioning.
  • Optimize and maintain automation inventory.
  • Identify and repair critical facility electrical systems and programming problems.
  • Monitor and maintain electrical systems and apparatus used in the plant, including transformers, switchgear, panels/breakers/disconnects, UPS systems, PLCs, power monitoring systems, and instrumentation.
  • Create and read ladder logic and flow diagrams for program design, startup, simulation, and testing.
  • Design, troubleshoot, and support programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interface (HMI)/SCADA systems, communications, and databases (e.g. SQL server).
  • Develop process control flow diagrams.
  • Develop piping and instrumentation diagrams (P& ID's).

Education & Experience:

  • 2-year degree in Industrial Controls or Electrical related field.
  • All experience levels are considered, including new grads and entry level.
  • Knowledge/prior experience or familiarity with NFPA 70AE.
  • Understanding of PLCs, HMIs, and electrical circuits.
  • Ability to work night shift and rotating schedule from 7pm-7:30am.

Salary: $30.00 - $40.00

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