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Controls/Automation Tech


Waterloo, iowa

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Job Title: Automation Technician

Location: Waterloo, IA

Salary: $30-40/hour 

Job Summary: The Automation Technician is responsible to support the electrical/controls infrastructure of the facility. The Automation Technician will implement new processes or strategies. 

Job Responsibilities:  

·         Ensure adherence to all electrical codes.

·         Maintain all electrical MOCs.

·         Perform annual NFPA 70E plant inspection and electrical safety program audit.

·         Ensure all electrical PM’s are completed timely.

·         Works with Maintenance Planner to schedule and perform automation preventative maintenance and calibrations.

·         Coordinate and assist with control system start-up and commissioning.

·         Work to optimize and maintain automation inventory.

·         Ensure critical facility electrical systems and programming problems are identified and repaired.

·         Monitor electrical systems and electrical apparatus used in the plant including: Transformers, Switchgear, Panels/Breakers/disconnects, UPS systems, PLC’s, Power monitoring systems, and Instrumentation.

·         Create and reads ladder logic and flow diagrams for program design, startup, simulation and testing.

·         Design, coordinate, troubleshoot, and support Programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), Human Machine Interface (HMI) / SCADA systems, Communications, Databases (i.e. 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. New Grads and Entry Level is fine.

·         Knowledge/prior experience or familiarity with NFPA 70AE

·         Understanding of PLC, HMI, Electrical Circuits

·        Ability to work Night Shift and Rotating Schedule 7pm-7:30am

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