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Company: PFERD
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Are you interested in working with a company that has been around for over 200 years? Innovation is at the heart of our company and we have the history to prove it. We are a worldwide leader in manufacturing abrasives, brushes and power tools that are used in the metalworking industry.

We are looking for a full-time Automation Engineer that is responsible for maintaining, building and commissioning of automation cells, as well as troubleshooting issues as they arise with existing automation. This individual will be heavily involved in every aspect of the automation life cycle. This individual uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments. This individual will be assigned a process to automate, and will be responsible for all aspects of the project. This individual will be required to work independently and will be responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the task assigned in a timely manner. This individual will adhere to safety policies, making sure that proper guarding and safety controls are being used and in working order and strictly adhering to PPE policies.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Design, build and commission new automation cells including:
  • Mechanical Assembly knowledge and experience preferred
  • Electrical
    • High voltage (480 VAC)
    • Low Voltage (120 VAC)
    • Control wiring (5-24VDC)
    • Networking
    • Schematic creation and panel layout
    • Pneumatic Installation
    • Robotic installation
    • Servo actuator installation and commissioning
    • Create new PLC, HMI and Robot programs to operate cells at expected rates and quality and facilitate ease of use for operators
    • Learn all aspects of the existing automated cells to be a production resource when issues occur
    • Touch up robot points as necessary and/or add new points to improve routines
    • Troubleshoot errors as they occur, using PLC software and/or schematics
    • Assist production with machine issues not directly related to automation as necessary
    • Adhere to safety policies, making sure that proper guarding and safety controls are being used and in working order
    • Perform other related duties as assigned Qualifications & Skills Required
      • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in automation related field preferred
      • 3-5 years in an automated manufacturing environment
      • 3-5 years' electrical experience troubleshooting and/or installation
      • Robotics experience required, preferably Universal Robots, Yamaha and Fanuc
      • Programming expertise, PLC, HMI and Robotics
      • Working knowledge of electrical system design and wiring techniques
      • Working knowledge of materials
      • Ability to identify problems, propose solutions
      • Multitasking ability
      • Good written and oral communication skills
      • Demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers
      • Ability to work on projects that are complex in nature and require very close attention to detail
      • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, positive and work well with others
      • Demonstrate knowledge in personal computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office
      • Project management ability
      • Informed and capable with the latest technology in PLC, HMI and Safety Systems
      • Knowledge of risk assessment methodology
        Physical Demands

        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see.

        This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 50 pounds.

Keywords: PFERD, Milwaukee , AUTOMATION ENGINEER, Engineering , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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