1+ months

PLC Programmer - Automation Technician

Kelly Engineering Resources
Franklin, WI 53132
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PLC Programmer – Automation Technician / Robot Programmer

Location: Franklin WI 53132

Direct Hire

Salary Hourly paid $25-35/hr  --> (possible flex in rate depending on candidate qualifications and experience)

1st shift (6/7a – 2/3p)


The hiring manager is looking for a PLC Programmer with a Mechanical Engineer aptitude. This role would be programming Allen Bradley Controls and assist with mechanical maintenance and deployment. Looking for someone with electrical, PLC, and HMI programming skills. Robotics are mostly Fanuc. The environment is a GMP / FDA controlled requiring minimal PPE and SOP policies. Packaging equipment, tube fillers, labeling, and conveying systems experience is highly desired.



Position Summary:

This position assists within the maintenance department to handle the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing environment. This position will report to the Production Manager and will require strong organizational, analytical, mechanical and teamwork skills. 


Reports to:     Maintenance Manager


Functional Responsibilities:

Responsible for hands on maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all plant pneumatics, hydraulics, electric systems including the ability to connect to programmable logic control (PLC) systems, use them to trouble-shoot equipment or modify programs to improve performance or quality or both.
Maintain plant support equipment: air compressors, forklifts, boiler, wastewater treatment system, fire systems, HVAC, pumps, chillers
Diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical failures in all plant manufacturing equipment which includes but is not limited to, mixing, filling, packaging equipment, conveyers, or any other equipment.
Performs minor unscheduled maintenance and repair on trucking equipment such as forklifts or powered industrial vehicles.
Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of work performed or processes used to repair or conduct preventive maintenance.
Create, execute and properly document work orders within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), MP2.
Accurately complete additional scheduling and repair material documentation and reporting as required and make suggestions for improvements and take on projects to achieve results
Active participation in machine process and design improvement forums is required.
Participate in health and safety programs including council or committee meetings, OSHA and corporate mandated training, certification and re-certification
Assist with installation of new equipment, debug, validations, etc.…
Install and prove-out improvements to equipment by the addition of sensors, actuators, cameras, etc.…
Participate or lead 5S / LEAN initiatives / Projects.
Investigate and resolve day-to-day production issues
Other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor
Must be detail orientated and maintain a clean work area


Required Experience, Desired Skills & Qualifications:

3-5 years of experience in industrial machine maintenance
Communicate clearly and effectively both written and verbal
Demonstrate essential computer skills
Work cooperatively in a team environment
Ability to lift 75 lbs
Ability to read and use mechanical and electrical schematics for troubleshooting
Ability to use an electrical Multimeter for troubleshooting
Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot and repair industrial pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, or mechanical system components, such as pumps, valves, cylinders, motors and solenoids.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in either a team or individual basis.
Problem solving experience or training (8D, Six Sigma, DOE, SPC).
High speed manufacturing experience (packaging, filling, labeling).
Continuous Improvement experience in a manufacturing environment.
Experience in OTC or FDA controlled environment / Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
Experience with blending, filling, packaging, or automated equipment is a plus.
Knowledge of troubleshooting bearings, belts, sprockets, gears, chains, cams, pistons, servo motors.
Experience with ink jet printers or laser markers and the Preventive Maintenance and repair of such.
Basic electrical controls (120v, 24v)
Experience with welding stainless steel
Fanuc robot experience
Experience in PLC programming / PLC troubleshooting.
Experience and understanding of sensor function, use, and wiring.
Understanding of precision measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, or other gages.
Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical system components such as motors, variable AC drives, PLCs, and field sensors.
Understanding of industrial air compressors and peripheral components such as, dryers, water separators and automatic bleed off.
Knowledge of HMI operation and troubleshooting.
Demonstrate technical proficiency for mechanical repair and an understanding of preventative and predictive maintenance techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is a plus.
Independently develop ideas and make proposals directed toward the improvement of functional area (equipment / process)
Employee is to be an independent thinker and must be able to problem solve.
High level of internal contact – working with all departments.
Some supplier contact / vendor contact.
Rockwell Automation Compact Logic (RSLogix 5000, RS500, Siemens, DirectLogix)
Ethernet IP networks, EthernetIP on machine devices and VFDs
Knowledge of OSHA and Control of Hazardous Energy procedures and regulations
NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace


Educational Qualifications:


Two year, or higher technical degree, and 3-5 years of applicable experience



For more information or further consideration on this opportunity please contact Donny Yoshida, Kelly Engineering Recruiter, donny.yoshida@kellyengineering.com
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Posted: 2020-06-26 Expires: 2021-11-02

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