Installation and repair of electronics associated with machinery or mechanical equipment, specifically manufacturing machines and associated support machinery.
Work involves the following: installation of electrical components, diagnose source(s) of trouble (troubleshooting), dismantle or assemble machines (partially or completely), and perform electrical, or electronic repairs as necessary.
Replace broken or defective parts; report repairs needed or parts required to complete job assignments.
Must have excellent knowledge electrical trade functions(electronics, PLC’s) so maintenance can be successfully performed on all machines; requires extensive training and experience.
Extensive knowledge of proper preventive maintenance requirements/processes.
Knowledge of machine programming (ladder logic).
The PLC Technician/Electrician is a skilled level position and will require minimum of 480 hours of informal/formal training on the job.
This training period will be spread over a minimum of 90 days and will additionally include safety and hazardaous material handling training.
Required to keep all production machinery in top operation condition at all times.
SAFETY NOTE: LOCKOUT PROCEDURE IS TO BE IMPLEMENTED PRIOR TO ANY CLEANING OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE REPAIRS OR WORK ON EQUIPMENT. Failure to follow this procedure will result in disciplinary action.
Must be able to lift from 35 to 50 pounds to a maximum of 75 pounds, i.e. 80 pound chain needs to be moved for installation.
Must be able to physically perform all assigned tasks; requires full use of both hands, arms and legs (lifting, bending, turning and crawling underneath machines).
Must possess strong sknowledge and understanding in the areas of electrical trade (electronics and PLC’s) including PLC ladder logic, panelviews PID, VFO, encoder and servo control for automated production lines.
Possess skills to install electrical components and trouble shoot electrical problems on any and all production and support machinery.
Required to communicate in a proper manner and method, all special directions issued by immediate supervisor; must work closely with all other maintenance or construction personnel.
Responsible for preventive maintenance checks on all assigned machines; must maintain accurate and complete PM forms.
Responsible for writing job sheets and finishing all assigned tasks in a timely manner.
Be able to request necessary parts required to perform all repairs.
Will be familiar and work with personnel in all operations and functions of the pultrusion and winding machines; must gain working knowledge of machine functions.
Must possess skills necessary to read and understand electrical schematics.
May be required to work up to four hours of overtime as assigned or needed; may be asked to work Saturday as required or needed.
May be required to be on call if emergency situation arises.
Help train and give directions to other maintenance mechanics.
Knowledge of tools and their uses (grinders, ratchets, drills, etc.)
Ability to drive a forklift and be certified within 90 days
Ability to read English (downtime reports and checklists)
Skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Knowledge of decimal equivalencies
Knowledge of how to read a tape measure, micrometer, voltage meter and caliper
Must possess basic math skills to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and manipulation of fractions and decimals.
Must posses skills to learn to read accurately the following: tape measure, micrometer, caliper, and electrical codes.
May be required to attend specific, designated seminars or take coursework as identified by immediate supervisor.
Must be able to lift, move, pull and carry from 10 to 100 pounds, occasionally to a height of four feet;carrying occasionally 10 to 85 pounds a distance of 10 to 40 feet. Must be able to physically
perform all assigned tasks; requires full use of both hands, both arms, and legs (lifting, bending, turning, twisting, standing, and reaching underneath machines) following internal safety policies, guidelines, instructions and procedures. Must be capable of perceiving and understanding, above ambient noise and light levels, the production line starting alarm and forklift horns/ reverse alarms.