Integrates pneumatic devices and Programmable Logic Controllers into control systems, which operate production machinery and facility equipment. Designs circuitry to relieve all stored energy for emergency stops and OSHA compliance.
Designs and develops programs for automated systems utilizing PLC Ladder Logic and windows based programs such as Visual basic and cell controllers, integrating all devices into fully communicating networks. Designs electrical engineering of automation systems, including wiring diagrams, installation and programming with error messaging, utilizing touch screen or computer based operating systems.
Troubleshoot and install ancillary machinery systems which may include, computers, programmable logic controllers, vision systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, power transmission systems to include belt drives, chain drives, variable frequency motor controls, DC variable speed systems and any other means of power transmission or control.
Interacts with machinery maintenance personnel to assist them in troubleshooting machinery control systems and automation needs of currently installed and of an experimental nature as required.
Interacts with consultants, sales and technical representatives of suppliers on the above as needed and provides recommendations to Polytop and its suppliers.
Develop, implement and conduct training of technical personnel as required to operate and maintain systems. Provides information and technical data on the presently installed systems and future needs systems in those areas he/she is responsible to maintain and install, including all service manuals and schematics ladder logic print-outs and operator manuals.
Researches industry standards and trends as well as vendors and pricing for proposed new software and hardware upgrades and makes purchase recommendations.
Plans, installs, customizes, upgrades and maintains hardware and software utilized by end users to ensure optimization and performance of the integrated system. As in-house expert, designs and implements manuals utilized in training end users and provides technical support as required.
Responsible for the creation and maintenance of all related operator manuals, schematics, inventory databases for hardware and software, and hardcopy files. Maintains and updates multi-media hardware and software library as required.