Robotic Automation Specialist

Location: Carrollton, GA

A well-established company in southwest suburban Atlanta, GA, is seeking an experienced Automation / Robotics Technician to join their team. As the company experiences growth in robotic installations for the assembly process, this role will be vital in maintaining and optimizing the efficiency of automated equipment. The technician will work in a plant environment on the day shift from 8:00am – 4:30pm, with potential for overtime pay of up to 10 hours per week. The company offers a competitive benefits package including a 100% match on a 401K plan up to 5%, a generous performance-based bonus, and relocation assistance for qualified candidates.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Automation/Robotics Technician will be responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of automated equipment in the manufacturing plant. This role will require a combination of mechanical, electrical, and facilities support skills. Duties will include configuring, testing, operating, servicing, and troubleshooting robots and other automated systems used in the production process, with the goal of improving efficiency and longevity of the equipment.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(The following duties and responsibilities are all essential job functions, as defined by the ADA, except for those that begin with the word "May.") General and other duties as assigned.

Level I

  1. Work with pneumatics and compressed air systems.
  2. Work with hydraulics and fluid mechanics.
  3. Work with circuits from 120 to 480 volts and perform electrical-related tasks.
  4. Assist in the construction of robotic equipment, collaborating closely with engineers.
  5. Test robotic systems to ensure proper functionality.

Level II (This level includes all Level I responsibilities)

  1. Layout and install plumbing systems, including interpreting isometric drawings.
  2. Perform electrical-related tasks, including testing and measurement.
  3. Install and program robotic equipment in a manufacturing facility.
  4. Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues with robotic equipment.
  5. Troubleshoot robotic systems using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
  6. Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.

Level III (This level includes all Level I & II responsibilities)

  1. Install air logic controls based on prints or schematics.
  2. Troubleshoot hydraulic circuits and components.
  3. Troubleshoot PLC systems using computer.
  4. Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
  5. Utilize fabrication equipment for maintenance tasks.
  6. Operate and oversee the operation of robotics equipment.
  7. Analyze and categorize events within the equipment.
  8. Collaborate with engineers and production team to achieve desired output.
  9. Conduct preventative maintenance, including routine upgrades and inspections.
  10. Repair robotic machines, systems, and tools as needed.
  11. Disassemble and reassemble robots for repairs or replacement of defective parts.
  12. Train others in the installation, use, and servicing of robots.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Level I - High school diploma or equivalent, or one to two years of related experience and/or training.

  1. Level II - High school diploma or equivalent, two to four years of related experience and/or training.

  1. Level III - Technical training certificates or associate degree, six to eight years of related experience and/or training.

  1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  1. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  1. Ability to analyze problems and collect data to find solutions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This job requires the employee to use their hands for various tasks, and the ability to communicate effectively. Physical activities include standing, walking, reaching, climbing, stooping, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment for this role is a manufacturing plant. The noise level is usually loud, and there may be exposure to extreme heat, high places, outdoor weather conditions, fumes, chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The above is a summary of the essential duties and physical requirements for this position. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. ,

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