ASRS Automation Controls Lead

Job Location US-IL-Rochelle
ID
2021-5781
# of Openings
1
Category
MRO/Warehouse
Type
Direct Hire

Overview

Primary Responsibility:

Work under limited supervision to lead maintaining, troubleshooting, and controls modifications of Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in a cold storage warehouse environment, to ensure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Be the on-site technical point of contact for automation and controls.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Perform work in a safe manner, as well as, keeping equipment clean and in safe working condition. Comply with all job specific safety procedures and utilize PPE as required.
  • Apply subject matter expertise in material handling and automation control systems to maximize the ASRS overall equipment effectiveness.
  • Serve as the site subject matter expert in control and automation technology.
  • Assist the Facility Service Manager in developing the maintenance team through mentoring, coaching, encouragement, and development of formalized training plans.
  • Lead advanced troubleshooting of automation control systems, HMIs, VFDs, servo drives, motor control systems, PLCs, and electrical circuits of ASRS.
  • Actively participate in all phases of automation systems life cycle including design, development, test, installation, startup and support.
  • Act as first-level escalation for automation controls support for the site and appropriately escalate issues that negatively affect OEE.
  • Perform controls systems assessments to maintain and improve equipment reliability.
  • Safeguard change management methodology related to control systems.
  • Capture and trend ASRS metrics to resolve mechatronics problems that create performance deficiencies.
  • Proactively communicate the status of technical issues and potential variances to aligned upon timelines with leadership, ensuring resulting impacts to systems and OEE is understood.
  • Maintains accurate maintenance records related to control systems.
  • Technical liaison for site with Corporate Support Center.
  • Networks with Lead Controls Technicians from other sites.
  • Answer after hours “call backs” as needed.
  • Keeps work area clean and performs housekeeping duties as required.
  • Performs related work and other job assignments as required.

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Qualifications

Qualifications/Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrate minimum 5 years of experience on industrial automation systems.
  • Associates / Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Automation / Mechatronics is preferred.
  • Advanced electrical and controls troubleshooting ability of automation control systems: PLC, HMI, hardware, software, their related equipment, and field devices.
  • Rockwell Studio 5000 and Siemens TIA portal required.
  • Ability to set up, configure, and maintain automated systems (EtherNet, Profibus, Profinet, Modbus, DeviceNet, and ControlNet).
  • Ability to understand, review, and analyze functional descriptions, instrumentation diagrams, blueprints, and interpret PLC ladder logic.
  • Experience with low and medium voltage distribution systems (24VDC to 480VDC).
  • Maintain excellent and positive working relationship with the team, with other departments, as well as with all outside vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communications skills, written and verbal.
  • Prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Ability to work in cold conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work at high elevations using fall protection.
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, etc.

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