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Location: Clayton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

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COME JOIN OUR TEAM! GREAT PLACE TO WORK CERTIFIED MAY 2022 - MAY 2023JOB OVERVIEW JOB TITLEAutomation SpecialistStatusFull-Time / Non-Exempt LOCATIONPlantGradeP REPORTS TOProduction Manager Approved April 4, 2022 JOB DESCRIPTION The Automation Specialist is responsible for evaluating and implementing automation throughout the production facility. Working with all relevant stakeholders, the Automation Specialist learns the current process in place and identifies how automation will be implemented to the benefit of the organization and any barriers that must be overcome. The specialist will work to implement automation and then support this automation through its life cycle. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designs, programs, simulates, tests, and implements automated machinery or processes
  • Reviews and justifies cost of automation, implements and manages new systems and equipment
  • Helps to streamline operations for efficiency, cost saving, safety and reliability
  • Develops detailed documentation, including design specifications and troubleshoots control systems
  • Implements specialized techniques and approaches to handle automation projects
    • Drives automation back to the team and identifies bill of materials savings and labor allocation
    • Supports the agenda of the plant manager towards the production of goods
    • Collaborates with the Plant Manager, Facilities Engineer, and Maintenance Department on subjects of staffing, supplies, inventory, repair and maintenance.
      • Analyzes, troubleshoots, services, and fixes computerized and robotic devices
      • Works closely with equipment manufacturers to ensure minimum downtime of all automated systems and machinery
        • Collaborates with developers, fellow engineers, project managers, clients, and other stakeholders to understand the requirements and scope of the robotics project.
        • Coordinates, organizes, and schedules an engineering and programming team to create, build, and integrate robotic (automation) systems. Has a responsibility back to the quality of the product we are manufacturing.
        • Other duties as assigned SKILLS & ABILITIES
          • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven documentation skills.
          • Understand mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical components as it relates to equipment and machinery.
          • Experience with CAD preferred.
          • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
          • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
          • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
          • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
          • Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to effectively train others.
          • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
          • Understanding of business and management principles.
          • Thorough understanding of materials and supplies used in the company.
          • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. EDUCATION & TRAINING
            • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
            • At least five years of experience in related field required. KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
              • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
              • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
              • Must be able to access all areas of the facility to determine needs.
              • May require travel. WORKING CONDITIONS WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described herein 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 HOURS / SHIFTS Based on Department needs. 7am-4pmFull-Time (40 hours weekly)PI179619771


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