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Filtration Group Corp Automation Technician in St Charles, Michigan

Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing and rapidly evolving global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown organically and through a thoughtful acquisition strategy to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. Filtration Group has the broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry and has had a particular focus on building a leading platform of solutions focused on the Life Sciences and Indoor Air Quality end markets which are rapidly growing in the current market environment. Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates. Over 80 percent of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.

With revenues of $1.4 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world and has a global footprint of 141 facilities in 28 countries. Filtration Group has over 6,000 employees who are united in their Mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Madison’s footprint spans across Europe, Asia and the Americas operating over 216 facilities in 45 countries, with over 12,000 engaged employees. Having successfully built market leaders in filtration, medical, safety, instruments, heat transfer, and indoor air quality, Madison generates revenue of $5 billion, with an enterprise value worth well over $7 billion.

We are seeing an experienced Automation Technician (AT) to join our St Charles team. This is both a strategic and hands-on role that is critical in executing our key results, providing great internal customer support, and driving operations excellence and process improvement. The AT would be responsible for installing, troubleshooting, repairing (building some parts of the back end of machines), and maintaining production and facility equipment, in addition to problem solve manufacturing and supporting processes. This position provides a wonderful opportunity to grow into a global resource for our other sites.

Key Attributes

The position requires a passionate individual who demonstrates initiative, can work independently takes ownership for project work, and exhibits a high level of integrity. Additionally, the Automation Technician should have creative problem-solving skills and patience to evaluate and troubleshoot process and control system performance. The ideal candidate would have experience in electrical design and programming and be extremely knowledgeable in the following:

  • Electrical Design and Troubleshooting

  • Computer Structure and Logic Sciences

  • Applied and Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Sciences

  • DC, AC, advanced electricity and troubleshooting analog and digital electronics

  • Instrumentation and control systems

  • Programmable logic controllers

  • Computer programming and coding

  • Networking and communication

  • Drafting, imaging, and design of functional systems

  • Robotics and 3D printer concepts

  • Hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanical systems

  • Design, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of operation of automation systems

Core Competencies

  • Ability to read and understand schematics, blueprints, and diagrams to find the sequence and method of assembly of a piece of equipment, machine, or part.

  • A thorough component level understanding of electrical devices used in manufacturing

  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems and clearly communicate technical solutions for any control system challenges.

  • Familiar with automation and controls industry standards and support contacts.

  • Strong interpersonal, listening, questioning and communication skills (written and oral)

  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously with varying scope and effectively prioritize workload to ensure deliverables are met

  • Strong work ethic, ability to learn hands-on, attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and work cross-functionally

  • Ability to properly balance cost, schedule and quality of the delivered project

  • Knowledge of Server and Network architecture and administration

  • Ability to verify parts dimensions using precision measuring instruments to be sure specifications are met.

Required Education, Certifications

  • Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree, similar degree/certification, or relevant functional experience required

  • 2-10 years’ experience in design and/or manufacturing environment

  • BNR Prolog highly desirable

  • Proven experience with PLC Programming (Allen Bradley preferred) hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and engineering.

  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley, Wonderware, FactoryTalk, PlantPAX software preferred

  • Previous experience with Lean and Six Sigma a plus

  • Mechanical design experience a plus

  • Bachelor of Science, a plus

Requisition ID: 2020-3126

Shift: Shift 1

Telecommute: No