Automation Technician

Location: Waterloo, IA

Job Title: Automation Engineer

Location: Waterloo, IA

Salary: $30-40/hour

Job Summary: As an Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting and maintaining the electrical/controls infrastructure of our facility in Waterloo, IA. Your main role will be to implement new processes or strategies for improving automation systems.

Job Responsibilities:

·Ensure compliance with all electrical codes and regulations.

·Maintain and update all electrical MOCs (Management of Change).

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

·Ensure timely completion of all electrical PM’s (Preventive Maintenance).

·Collaborate with the Maintenance Planner to schedule and perform preventative maintenance and calibrations for automation systems.

·Assist with control system start-up and commissioning, coordinating with the relevant teams.

·Optimize and manage inventory for automation systems.

·Identify and repair critical facility electrical systems and programming problems.

·Monitor and maintain electrical systems and apparatus used in the plant, including transformers, switchgear, panels/breakers/disconnects, UPS systems, PLC’s, power monitoring systems, and instrumentation.

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

· Design, troubleshoot, and support programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), human machine interface (HMI)/SCADA systems, communications, and databases (e.g. SQL server).

· Develop process control flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P& ID's).

Education & Experience:

· 2-year degree in Industrial Controls or Electrical Engineering.

· All experience levels will be considered, including new graduates and entry-level candidates.

· Knowledge or familiarity with NFPA 70AE (National Fire Protection Association 70E).

· Understanding of PLC, HMI, and Electrical Circuits.

· Ability to work night shifts and rotating schedules (7pm-7:30am).

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