Automation Support Technician

Company Name:
Lincoln Electric
Job Title Automation Support Technician
Job Location Chattanooga, TN
Degree Required HS
Job Description
Tennessee Rand is an OEM systems integrator specializing in tooling and robotic welding/material handling applications, with emphasis in the automotive sector. Tennessee Rand is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
The Lincoln Electric Company is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. Recognized as the welding experts, Lincoln products are manufactured in 45 manufacturing plants and facilities in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.
The Company knows our strength as an industry leader begins with selecting the very best individuals to join our team of professionals. You have the opportunity to design your future and achieve a fulfilling career. If you re up for the challenge, consider the possibilities.
EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE
1. High school, GED, Vocational High School or Technical College or equivalent experience.
2. 1 year workable knowledge of Fanuc, Panasonic, Motoman, ABB, Nachi Robots.
3. The ability and willingness to travel including destinations requiring a passport NOTE: Travel 75%+
4. The ability to communicate well with customers
5. Electrical troubleshooting and basic wiring skills preferred
6. The ability to train others on software that you have knowledge of
7. Knowledge of basic weld parameters and torch angles.
8. Understand communication between PLC and robot integration.
9. Ability to troubleshoot simple wiring issues on tools.
10. Ability to read customer weld prints.
11. Hands on experience in manufacturing environment working with plant machinery,
12. The ability to program, startup, troubleshooting, and repair robots, with an emphasis on programming is preferred.
13. Knowledge and experience with robotics in automotive applications including robot interface, programming, or peripheral equipment integration/ operation.
14. Troubleshooting & problem solving skills for new and existing equipment.
15. Robot and PLC interface code development and debug experience.
16. Incumbent must be able to understand technical manuals and specifications
RESPONSIBILITIES(Including but not limited to the following)
1. Set up PLC and robot communications on new and old equipment.
2. Communicate between Tooling Tech and PLC Programmers.
3. Set up new and refurbished cells at customer facilities.
4. Responsibilities for troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment.
5. General manufacturing engineering duties, working with robotics programming
6. Document and organize all technical details.
7. Optimize equipment, cycle time reduction and minimize downtime.
8. Work on several projects in various stages of completion.
9. Travel throughout the country including Mexico and Canada 75%+
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee will frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds.
WORKENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Tennessee Rand is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, we conduct pre-employment background investigations and physicals/drug screenings. Tennessee Rand is an Equal Opportunity Employer.EEO/AA/ M/F/Vet/Disability
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