Robotic Installation Technician

Location: Lagrange, GA

Established company with a large portion of the U.S. market share in their industry located in southwest suburban Atlanta has an opening for an Automation / Robotics Technician in a plant setting due to growth with robotic installations for the assembly process. This position is for the day shift from 8:00am - 4:30pm. There is potential for up to 10 hours of paid overtime per week, which is paid at time and a half. The benefits package includes an attractive 401K with a 100% match up to 5%. There is also a generous performance-based bonus opportunity. Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates. The manufacturing environment includes die casting, stamping, and the assembly process. They utilize Fanuc, ABB, and UR robots, as well as Allen Bradley PLCs. This role is likely a Level III position since they require at least 5 years of experience.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Automation/Robotics Technician will be involved in cell design, end of arm tooling, and fixture design, as well as the installation of automated equipment. This role encompasses mechanical, electrical, and facilities support. The technician will assist in configuring, testing, operating, maintaining, servicing, and troubleshooting robots and other automated systems used in production. Their primary objective is to improve the efficiency and extend the lifespan of robotic and other automated equipment by completing the following responsibilities:

 

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. Pneumatics: Work with pneumatics and principles of compressed air.
  2. Hydraulics: Work with hydraulics and principles of fluid mechanics.
  3. Electrical: Work with circuits from 120 to 480 volts and perform other electrical tasks such as AC and DC power and circuit board work.
  4. Assist in the construction of robotic equipment, collaborating closely with engineers.
  5. Test robotic systems to ensure they are functioning correctly before use.

Level II (This level includes all Level I responsibilities)

  1. Plumbing related tasks include: Layout and installation of all types of plumbing systems including sweat, glued, screwed, and welded connections; Interpreting isometric drawings.
  2. Electrical related tasks include: Use electrical test equipment to take voltage and current readings and conduct ohm testing.
  3. Install and program robotic equipment in a manufacturing facility.
  4. Troubleshoot issues, both electrical and mechanical, that arise 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. Pneumatics: Install air logic controls based on prints or schematics.
  2. Hydraulics: Troubleshoot hydraulic circuits containing components such as check valves, accumulators, cylinders, flow controls, directional control valves, and pressure control valves.
  3. Troubleshoot PLC systems using a computer.
  4. Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
  5. Utilize knowledge of all fabrication equipment to complete maintenance tasks.
  6. Operate the equipment or oversee the operation of robotics equipment.
  7. Analyze and categorize events within the equipment.
  8. Work closely with engineers and the production team to achieve desired output.
  9. Conduct preventative maintenance, such as routine upgrades and inspections.
  10. Repair robotic machines, systems, and tools as needed.
  11. Disassemble and reassemble robots to repair or replace defective parts.
  12. Train others on 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, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Level II - High school diploma or equivalent, two to four years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Level III - Technical training certificates or associate degree, six to eight years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  4. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  5. Ability to perform math calculations and measurements.
  6. Ability to define problems, collect data, and establish facts.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (The following statements describe the physical abilities required to perform the essential job functions, although exceptions may be made to these requirements based on the principle of reasonable accommodation.)

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

 

 

 

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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