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Job Description:

Job Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

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.

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 systemsProvide 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.

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.

Interested applicants can apply in person at:

KansasWorks Center
203 N 10th St
Salina, KS 67401
Anytime between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday

Exide Technologies provides a Drug–free Workplace
And is an
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Exide Technologies
413 E Berg Rd
Salina KS 67401

Contact Information:

Apply At Kansas Works Center
203 N 10th St
Salina, Kansas 67401

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