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Automation Technician

SSI Schaefer System Int. Ltd.

This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted May 8, 2021.

The Automation Technician provides technical support for automated material handling equipment in customer warehouses and distribution centers.

The Position works with PLC Engineers, Software Developers, and Software Support Engineers to install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical systems.

The Position is part of a customer service team in-residence to ensure systems are running at peak efficiency with maximum uptime.

Essential Functions Coordinates on-site installation/maintenance of electrical and mechanical automated system machines.

Troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and align electrical and mechanical automated system machines.

Capable of reading and editing electrical, mechanical and layout drawings.

Preventative maintenance and repair of diverse production equipment.

Demonstrate experience in a maintenance field with good working experience in mechanical repairs.

Supporting new machine builds, installations and modifications.

Assisting with the preventative maintenance program to ensure production downtime is minimized.

Develops and maintains standards and tools for hardware projects.

Monitors automated system machine performance.

Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Must have a high mechanical aptitude.

Ability to work rotating shifts.

Actively communicates with team members, project manager and software developers about the work and project status.

Effectively communicates with customers in high-impact scenarios.

May occasionally performs extended hours, weekend and holiday work in support of customer service and change requests.

May travel to other sites for paid training, installations, and vacation relief.

Works independently with little or no supervision.

Qualification Requirements A degree/diploma in Mechanical technology, Electromechanical or Similar.

Valid Driver’s License 1-3 years of equipment maintenance experience preferably with automation.

Working knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles, motors, drivers, belts and bearings.

40 hours per week.

Flexibility to work shifts is required.

Our organization will, on request, provide accommodations for disabilities to support your participation in all aspects of our Recruitment Process.

4-year degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar work 1 year of experience with PLC, .net, CNC programming or Siemens S7 PLC Knowledge of controlled drive engineering, CNC, or multi-axis positioning Familiarity with automation technology, e.g.

conveyors, automated cranes, packaging technology Knowledge of bus systems, e.g.

Ethernet, ASI, Profibus Willingness and ability to work off shifts and weekends based on our customers’ business needs.

Experience with AUTOCAD or E-Plan is a plus.

Ability to communicate fluently in English and French an asset