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Job Title: Mechanical Application Specialist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

 Focus on new automated production equipment and projects. Provide technical support for the engineering department with the execution of change controls, FAT/SAT OQ/IQ protocols, and other related actions. Provides guidance and support to more junior level technical personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                     1.   Technical support of new production equipment and lines both mechanically and electrically.

 

2.     Install and maintain PLC’s, Servo motors and drives, HMI’s robotic assembly equipment.

3.     Evaluate and optimize Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities as needed.

4.     Perform high level trouble shooting pertaining but not limited to, PLC, AC drives, pneumatics, servomotors, and Robotics.

5.     Design and build custom automation as requested.

6.     Responsible for all aspects of industrial robots including specifying, programming, trouble shooting, defining preventative maintenance, and training others.

7.     Investigates complaints from production and maintenance, determines root cause of issues, and recommends, designs, and implements corrective measures.

8.     Works with production and maintenance, quality, and safety to deliver optimized solutions.

9.     Uses computer assisted engineering and design software equipment to perform engineering tasks.

10.  Works with outside vendors and contractors as needed.

11.  Manage capital projects for new equipment, processes, and equipment upgrades.

12.  Inspects completed installations/ projects and conformance to design and equipment specifications in accordance with compliance with operational and safety standards.

13.  Work cooperatively with others. Provide a ” Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.

14.  Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

15.  Work overtime as assigned.

16.  Comply with all company policies and procedures.

17.  Practices good housekeeping has an awareness of safety as well as maintains a safe work environment. Uses safety guards and devices (includes PPE) and takes no shortcuts that defeat these safeguards.

 

Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Knowledge of a specialized field (however acquired), such as basic accounting, computer, etc. equivalent of four years in high school, plus night, trade extension, or correspondence school specialized training, equal to two years of college, plus 2 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, public and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs.

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to utilize common sense understanding to conduct written, oral, or diagrammed instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several known variables in situations of a routine nature.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Under immediate supervision, performs general assignments of work, with periodic check of performance by supervisor.

PLANNING
Limited responsibility regarding specific assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work operations.

MENTAL DEMAND
Moderate mental demand. Operations requiring almost continuous attention, but work is sufficiently repetitive that a habit cycle is formed; operations requiring intermittent directed thinking to determine or select materials, equipment, or operations where the employee may select variable sequences.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
Repetitive. Activities or duties using a pre-determined set of processes or directions coupled with nearby supervision. Learned things in situations where choice is simple or patterned.

USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS

Regular use of complex machines and equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software, road and production machines and equipment, etc.)

ACCURACY
Probable errors of internal scope should ordinarily be detected within the department or office in which they occur but may affect the work of others within the unit, requiring additional expenditure of time to trace errors and make all necessary corrections. Errors would require a moderate amount of time to correct.

EMPLOYEE CONTACT
Contacts occasionally with others beyond immediate associates, but of a routine nature. May obtain, present, or discuss data, but only as pertains to an immediate and specific assignment. No responsibility for obtaining cooperation or approval of action or decision.

SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
Intermediate: Word Processing/Typing
Basic: Presentation/PowerPoint

ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE SKILLS
* CAD software ( AutoCAD or SolidWorks preferred)
* Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

OTHER SKILLS
* CAD software ( AutoCAD or SolidWorks preferred) * Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) * Ability to program and troubleshooting PLC’s * Experience creating, editing, and troubleshooting HMI’s * Familiar with various motion controllers ( VFDs, servos, drives) * Experience programming and troubleshooting industrial robots using both PC based software and teach pendant * Experience integrating robots with vison systems a plus * Demonstrated ability to deliver improvement projects that impact bottom line * Results oriented; Drives improvements * Intense curiosity, Takes initiative * Hands- on Engineer

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear; frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and occasionally required to climb or balance.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; and .

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Disclaimer
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that may require to perform additional functions may be required. The organization reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. All employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and that, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.

I have read this job description (or had it read to me) and I fully understand all my job duties and responsibilities. I can perform the duties and responsibilities as outlined, with or without reasonable accommodation. I understand that my job duties and responsibilities may change on a temporary or regular basis according to the needs of my location or department and if so, I will be required to perform such additional duties and responsibilities. If I have any questions about job duties not specified on this description that I am asked to perform, I should discuss them with my immediate supervisor or member of the HR staff.