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Job: Motor Controls and Automation Technician

Title Motor Controls and Automation Technician
Salary $25 +
Start Date 2017-06-26
Location Plano, Texas

Coummunity Overview


Motor Controls and Automation Technician, Full Time, Non-Exempt

This position is responsible with design, trouble shooting, and field support for electrical motor control panels under 600VAC.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience with motor controls and automation
  • Prior experience safely working with and excellent knowledge of
    • AC/DC circuits,
    • Motor starters and properly sizing motor protection up to 600VAC
    • Familiarity with UL 508A
    • Configuring variable frequency drives and soft starts
    • Industrial automation controls
    • Schematics and panel layouts
    • Components such as relays, transformers, power supplies, isolators.
  • Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Current Texas driver license and a clean driving record with the ability to be covered under company auto insurance.
  • AutoCad experience a Plus

 Required Skills

  • Read electrical schematics, build electrical control panels and PLC based systems, and trouble shoot functional problems.
  • Must work within a team environment with the ability to respectfully communicate with team members, support team functions, participate in team meetings, and contribute to team activities.
  • Adhere to S&R Culture statement, company quality requirements, quality system processes, and all company policies.
  • Reliable, dependable, and on-time for scheduled work hours. Available to work overtime and Saturdays when needed. Available to travel domestically to job sites.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment.
  • Knowledge of UL 508A, NEC, safe wiring practices, use of tools, and safety procedures (including Arc Flash) in working with up to 600VAC.
  • Working knowledge of electrical test equipment and meters.
  • Ability to safely lift 50lbs
  • Knowledge of PLC programming a plus.

General Duties

  • Manage motor control projects from start to finish. This includes creation of drawings, Bill of Materials, communication with customers, and field service commissioning.
  • Professionally communicate with customers both verbally and in writing concerning project status, program needs and reports.
  • Attend and participate in weekly engineering meetings. Work with purchasing and production teams to ensure accurate and updated project schedules.
  • Functionally test and inspect motor control panels prior to shipping.
  • Create and maintain project documents.
  • As needed, support sales with quotations based on reading customer specifications.
  • Travel to customer’s site for field support, commissioning, trouble shooting and repair of motor control panels.
  • Provide continuous improvement for organizational growth

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