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Automated Controls Technician at Schneider Electric

Automated Controls Technician

Schneider Electric Columbia, MO Full-Time
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Schneider Electric™creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations.Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment:[ Link removed ] .

 Great people make Schneider Electric a great company. 

The Columbia, Missouri plant is looking for an Automated Controls Technician to join the team on first shift.


Support of manufacturing equipment, building and grounds, mechanical systems, electrical/electronic circuits, various equipment controls (PLC, HMI, etc.) and all required maintenance tasks associated with the systems and equipment. Install, maintain, adjust, troubleshoot, repair, and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on manufacturing on manufacturing and process equipment as listed above.


Automation Controls Responsibilities: (not to be considered a complete list):

  • Ability to perform basic programming on Programmable Logic Controllers, motor controllers, frequency drives, vision inspection systems, laser marking systems, and robotics
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities in automation controls designs
  • Design and implement basic robustness improvements on automated systems
  • Design electrical circuits using internationally recognized standards
  • Modify and update electrical schematics using AutoCAD
  • Lead automation controls projects with minimal supervision
  • Quickly respond to and resolve any production related issues
  • Work with multi-discipline teams to standardize automation technologies
  • Make modifications to Human Machine Interfaces
  • Develop processes to enhance rapid troubleshooting of maintenance team, reducing MTTR
  • Promote lead and six sigma methodologies.

General Maintenance Duties (not to be considered a complete list):

  • Weld in a safe manner while using the proper welding equipment at the proper settings with proper material preparation
  • Interact in a positive manner with engineers, technicians, suppliers, and customers to define projects and assist in the specification and design of an electromechanical system
  • Perform welding, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and simple electrical repairs
  • Install wiring associated with the installation and maintenance of fixtures and manufacturing equipment
  • Fabricate, check, adjust, fit, and modify parts to repair equipment with precision required to meet specifications
  • Effectively troubleshoot equipment issues including mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic malfunctions
  • Use a wide variety of hand tools, equipment, and instruments in performing maintenance to manufacturing equipment, building, and grounds
  • Read and understand wiring schematics, mechanical drawings, blueprints, manuals, and other written instructions
  • Perform preventative maintenance duties including cleaning, inspecting, lubrication, electrical, and mechanical repairs on facilities, grounds, and utilities
  • OBtain and use correct materials, parts, and suppliers
  • Check and test systems for correct operation
  • Demonstrate the ability to cope with stressful situations, follow policies and procedures, and be committed to the task
  • Check to assure all safety devices are in place and operational
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area following 5S guidelines
  • Maintain regular attendance in accordance with current Attendance Policy
  • Direct and assist trainees and other personnel
  • Maintain necessary records and fords
  • Create work orders electronically and have ability to navigate within SAP

Electrical / Electronic Duties (not to be considered a complete list):

  • Basic microcomputer skills necessary to understand the operation and interfacing characteristics of microprocessors including I/O and interfacing concepts, software interaction, applications, programming languages and techniques.
  • Basic programming, configuration, interfacing, and troubleshooting skills with the following controls, interfaces, and advanced assembly systems: PLC, HMI, DC Driver, Vision Inspection, Laser Marking, and Robotics.
  • Maintain electric motor drive technology including: AC variable frequency, AC servo, DC servo, electronic and mechanical clutch/brake, and encoders.
  • Analyze problems pertaining to electrical power distribution, as well as electro-mechanical and electronic control systems.
  • Install, maintain, dismantle, repair, overhaul, and rebuild electrical, mechanical, and electronic equipment and components such as electric power distribution circuits, electric lighting, electric climate control systems, electric appliances, wiring, and controls.
  • Install electrical circuits to NEC and local code requirements including installation of conduit and wire.
  • Perform electronic installation and troubleshooting.
  • Operation, setup, and maintenance of automated equipment.
  • Draw wiring schematics and similar duties.

Building and Grounds Duties (not to be considered a complete list):

  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain, repair, overhaul, and rebuild equipment associated with the building and grounds (i.e. HVAC, Air Handling, Plumbing, Compressed Air, Fire System, Water, Structure, etc.)
  • Use the Building Automation System to control and troubleshoot various facility related issues. (i.e. HVAC, compressed air, process heating/cooling, etc.)
  • Perform carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical repairs as required


Recommended skills

Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Control Systems
Predictive Maintenance
Programmable Logic Controllers
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