Exide Technologies

Electrical Controls Tech

US-KS-Salina
Requisition ID
2017-1366
Category
Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Self-starter with excellent problem solving, communication, teamwork, safety, Lockout/Tagout, and project management skills.  Must be capable to effectively troubleshoot plant and facility power from 480V three phase down to 5 volts DC.  Complete electrical installations as required to properly and safely complete assigned tasks, to include running conduit and pulling wire.

Responsibilities

  • Create and sustain zero injury in workplace, minimize Pb blood level exposure levels
  • Coordinate and implement maintenance training programs related to electrical and control systems
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical and controls systems, to include PLCs, VFDs, motor starters, PID loop tuning, digital and analog I/O, etc
  • Identify best practices that ultimately reduce equipment downtime, i.e. reduce recurring equipment issues, reduced setup, quick-change modules, and equipment efficiency
  • Must be able to identify opportunities that ultimately reduce maintenance costs
  • Seeks out unsolicited automation and control projects and improvements that contribute to the plant performance
  • Use Work Order software system and other computer programs as required
  • Support new installations, improvements, and optimization projects in all areas of the plant
  • Provide programming, debug, and troubleshooting support for all factory automation systems, plc’s, hmi’s, vfd’s, robots, PID loop tuning, motor control, electrical power distribution, etc
  • Develop and implement programming modifications to the factory automation systems that will facilitate plant performance standards and simplify operator intervention.4\
  • Provide hardware and software support to the plant automation network
  • Assist in developing documentation for new and existing plant automation and control systems
  • Maintain current program versions for all plant automation equipment on the central controls computer drive, or document management system
  • Develop, initiate, and support plans to optimize and simplify existing plant automation and control systems
  • Develop, initiate, and support plans to modernize existing obsolete plant control systems
  • Provide operational support and implement modifications to items, such as, plant robot, machine vision, machine automations, data collection
  • Proficient in data collection to SQL server platform, provide platform to display required information on specified platforms
  • Ability to run conduit and pull wire as required for power distribution and controls integration
  • Involved in plant shutdown activities relating to skills and tasks assigned Responsible for continuous improvement in all areas of Maintenance department
  • Comply with current Quality Systems requirements
  • Understand marketplace and update systems as needed and capable to work effectively with plant engineering and all related departments.
  • Follow Toyota Production Systems (TPS) objectives and guidelines, to include support of Kaizen events.
  • Follow Lean Manufacturing procedures.
  • Perform other work as assigned by the supervisor or management personnel.

Qualifications

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, standing, bending, twisting, and walking as necessary.  Wearing of PPE is required.  Employee is required to repetitiously lift and handle equipment and parts weighing from grams to 100 pounds.

 

Equipment Used:

Knowledge of all electrical tools, i.e. oscilloscope, multimeters, amp-meters, megohmmeters, power meters, process meters, etc.  Person must possess above average computer skills that relate to report writing, presentations, spreadsheets, and project management, to include most Microsoft products and must be able to computer knowledge for access to, modification of, and upload/download PLC and panelview programs.  Familiar with common hand tool usage including power tools.

 

Education, Experience, Skills Required:

Candidate must have a 2 year degree from vocational school in industrial electronics and controls or 10 years of industrial electrical and controls experience with at least 5 years of experience with Allen Bradley Programmed Logic Control related products and ladder diagram logic.  Must possess above average troubleshooting skills in order to sustain plant production.

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