Automation Technician

Posted on April 2023


Under the general supervision of the Robotic Automation Manager, the Robot Technician completes the integration, robot programming, debug, installation, and customer startup of custom automated systems. This requires team work and good communication skills with other team members along with customers. Each project at MWES may require the Automation Technician to learn a new programming language or learn a new customer process to automate. Automation Technicians are required to complete service calls on automated systems MWES has provide along with other integrators. This will require travel to customer sites to analyzes, identify, and repair system failures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Create, modify, and troubleshoot robot programming for ABB, FANUC, Kuka along with others.
  • Complete offline programming task using simulation software.
  • Assists with assembly of automated system which will include electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical. Must be able read and understand all of the above mentioned drawings or schematics.
  • Travel as required (which will be 30% or more) to complete project and service tasks.
  • Meets project schedules. Provides Project Manager and lead project engineer with timely status reports of projects with estimates to completion.
  • Training customers on how to use the robot and the entire system.
  • Maintains a strong company presence and positive working relationship with customers, subcontractors, vendors and co-workers to accomplish smooth system start-ups.
  • Perform field services duties as assigned
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance of customer equipment such as robot or bearing greasing, battery changing, etc.
  • Stay current in new developments in the industry.
  • Comply with all quality and safety regulations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a minimum 5 years experience programming, installing, debugging industrial robotic systems such as ABB, Fanuc and Kuka.
  • PLC programming (from scratch) helpful.
  • Up to 30% travel is required and you must be able to travel with little or no notice.

Diversity Statement

Our people are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

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