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Automation Service Technician

Company: Avature
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Automation Service Technician II

Division: Contract Logistics / Transportation Management

Department : Engineering

Status :

Date :


The Automation Technician II will p articipate in all maintenance activities. Fields of competency will include trouble shooting, preventive maintenance, break down maintenance, and participation with the onsite operations team. Knowledge and experience with frequency drives, low and medium voltage circuits, motor control circuits, photo eye sensors, proximity sensors, communication bus systems, plc logic, and electrical /mechanical schematic interpretation will benefit this position. This position will support distribution center automation. Work experience with distribution center equipment such as powered industrial equipment, MDR band driven conveyor, central drive flat belt and v-belt driven conveyor, pop up diverts, spliced flat belting, mechanical belt tracking, barcode and vision-based inspection systems, and bomb bay sorters is a plus. Fabrication skills such as machine shop work, welding, and using a cutting torch are also valued skills.

Job Duties : -

Primary Duties:

--- P erform service and regular preventative maintenance work on conveyor systems including fabricate, install and repair conveyor systems as planned while keeping appropriate maintenance records.

--- Perform t est ing and troubleshoot ing problems with equipment, conveyors, v-belt transfers, Bombay unit sortation system, carton erectors, banding machines, MCC cabinets, stretch wrappers, vision systems, scanners, printers, facility systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, elevators), forklifts, and anything else associated with the operation of a distribution facility.

--- Repair or replace control devices such as switches, photo eyes, proximity sensors, pushbuttons, contactors, motor starters, etc. as needed

--- Set up and operate welders, drill press, grinder, hand tools and other metal working equipment as necessary.

--- Troubleshoot and maintain micro controllers like Omron, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Keyence, and Siemens PLCs with the ability to identify correct I/O points as well as match the addressing with machine schematic

--- E valuate, detect and report equipment, defective material, improper operations and unusual conditions.

--- This position supports a 24/7 environment and requires on-call coverage after normal business hours and on weekends.

--- Other duties as required and assigned


Education and Experience:

--- Associate 's Degree in technical field or equivalent work experience .

--- Minimum 3 years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

--- Excellent analytical / problem solving skills required.

--- 3PL warehousing, distribution center or fulfillment experience preferred

--- Varied industrial or distribution background is a plus. Key industries include food and beverage, retail and apparel, FMCG, healthcare, and automotive

--- PC literate with proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access , Excel, and AutoCAD

Essential Skills:

--- Have a good working knowledge of safety circuits, relays, interlocks and E-s t op circuits

--- Able to participate in a team environment with focus on developing individual skills.

--- Written and verbal communication skills that allow easy communication with peers and various levels of supervision.

--- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual

--- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

--- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

--- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

--- Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, metric-driven environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 0 pounds. The employee is regularly exposed to ambient lighting and temperate climate conditions.

Keywords: Avature, Columbus , Automation Service Technician, Professions , Columbus, Ohio

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