POSITION SUMMARY: Assists in the research and presentation of recommendations to management on software and hardware required to develop a totally computer controlled manufacturing environment. Works with Robotic & Systems Engineer to integrate Robotic systems, machinery controls and computer networks. Using available technology provides integration with video systems for use in quality control, safety devices, process data collection and machinery control. Works with Information Technology department with the implementation of automated manufacturing systems. Assists in the design of electrical systems, and electronics for new machinery and writes circuitry, software, logic and operations manuals for equipment. Provides 24/7 support and guidance for technical issues within job scope as required.
FUNCTIONS: Integrates pneumatic, electromechanical devices and Programmable Logic Controllers into control systems, which operate production machinery and facility equipment. Designs safety circuits to relieve all stored energy for emergency stops and OSHA compliance.
Designs and develops programs for automated systems utilizing PLC Ladder Logic and windows based programs such as Visual basic and Allen Bradley software, integrating all devices into fully communicating networks. Assists in the design of control platforms for automation systems, including wiring diagrams, installation and programming with error messaging, utilizing touch screen or computer based operating systems.
Troubleshoot and install ancillary machinery systems which may include, computers, programmable logic controllers, vision systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, power transmission systems to include belt drives, chain drives, variable frequency motor controls, DC variable speed systems and any other means of power transmission or control.
Interacts with machinery maintenance personnel to assist them in troubleshooting machinery control systems and automation needs of currently installed and of an experimental nature as required.
Assists in the development, implementation and training of technical personnel as required to operate and maintain systems. Provides information and technical data on the presently installed systems and future needs systems in those areas he/she is responsible to maintain and install, including all service manuals and schematics ladder logic print-outs and operator manuals.
Assists Robotic & Systems Engineer with installs, customization, upgrades and maintenance of hardware and software utilized by end users to ensure optimization and performance of the integrated system.
Assists in the creation and maintenance of all related operator manuals, schematics, inventory databases for hardware and software, and hardcopy files.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Preferably an Associate degree is Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
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