Automation Technician

Pace Industries Harrison, AR
Who we are and what we do:

Pace Industries is North America's leading full-service die casting manufacturer. Our mission is to provide uncommon, creative die casting and support solutions that contribute to the success of our customers. Our die cast parts are used in automobiles, motorcycles, generators, snow mobiles, lawn mowers, washing machines, power hand tools, BBQ grills, commercial lighting and many other well-known products. You can have a significant impact on our cultural transformation.

The Harrison Division started as a small die caster in the mid-1960's serving a variety of niche markets. Since then, we have become a recognized industry leader in thin-wall die castings while also serving more traditional die casting applications. With more than 600,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, we have the size and capability to serve a wide variety of customer needs.

Job Description

Automation/Robotic Technician

Job Family

Maintenance

Summary

A Robotic Technician applies automation skills along with related knowledge in electronics, mechanics, pneumatics and hydraulics to install, program, troubleshoot, repair, maintain and modify robotic electrical components, circuitry, control systems, and machinery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work is project-orientated and you may be working on a number of projects, all at various stages, at any given time. Work will be performed with minimal supervision. Typical work activities include but are not limited to:

* Be part of automation team able to determine proper cell layout / robot placement including peripheral equipment

* Program robot for series of manipulator moves manually or by electronic instructions to a microprocessor or by setting up and adjusting sequence by hand-held teach pendant

* Troubleshoot to determine robot malfunctions using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, circuit analysis, electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics

* Disassemble robots and repair defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, servomotors, servo valves and maintain robotic systems including peripheral equipment

* Design, program and troubleshoot PLC, Industrial Control systems and relay control circuits to include panel layouts, wiring diagrams and interfaces. Perform testing, start-up, and troubleshooting of PLC and Industrial Control systems

* Be able to create and revise programs for PLC's to include integration into work cells with regards to poke-yoke / mistake proofing

* Install robot safety systems

* Work on AC and DC systems up to 480 volts

* May use computer-assisted design software to create CAD drawings of project wiring diagrams, panel layouts, etc.

* Provide in-house training documents; prepare reports, flow diagrams and charts. Prepare specifications and standard operating instructions for processes and equipment.

Please note that the duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent general contents of this job. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties and responsibilities.

Position Requirements

Candidate must possess the ability to develop designs and processes that require innovation and ingenuity.Environmental protection and health and safety aspects are also significant concerns.

Managing the cost and time constraints of projects ensuring that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified regulations is critical.

It is preferred that the candidate have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Robotics Technology, Automation Technology or similar technical discipline. Candidates with a vocational training certificate in robotics combined with 3-5 years of real world application in a manufacturing environment will be considered. Fanuc robotics programming experience desired but not required. Experience in the field of die casting, surface finishing, machining and assembly is also a plus.

Pace Industries has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

10/2013

Please note that the duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent general contents of this job. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties and responsibilities.

Pace Industries has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.