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Automation Controls Programmer in Fulton, IL at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Position Summary:  Automation Controls Programmer to support Manufacturing Engineering. Duties out lined in job description include developing, creating, testing and implementing PLC programming and HMI builds required to control automation equipment and stamping presses.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Plan, lay-out, and perform wide variety of plant and machine maintenance primarily associated with assembly and disassembly, installation and repair, and trouble shooting and programming of mechanical and electrical machines and equipment. Skills in panel wiring, layout and assembly of same and installation to include conduit, cable tray and wireless router placement and configuration.
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controls) programming and troubleshooting, setting up VFD drives and other electromechanical control systems.
  • Work with live and low/high voltage electrical systems in accordance with OSHA and NFPA70 standards.
  • Work with controls, drives, clutches on mechanical stamping presses.
  • Work with and troubleshoot pneumatic systems including assembly automation, air compressors, dryers, and filtering equipment.
  • Work with and troubleshoot hydraulics including presses, assembly machines, and pumps.
  • Work from drawings, blueprints, schematics, sketches, specifications, tables, charts, wiring diagrams, and manuals.
  • Work with all phases of preventive maintenance, Predictive maintenance, condition monitoring systems, control systems, and instrumentation and network systems.
  • Develop new programs and schematics for any new designed automated assembly equipment and cells.
  • Will do extensive electrical wiring of control cabinets and repair automation and electrical problems on the floor when necessary. Wiring of the control cabinets will consist of DIN rail style panel building with terminal block terminations. Will be exposed to various voltage levels such as 120/208 VAC, 133/230 VAC, 277/480 VAC, and 24 VDC.
  • Will help construct the Ethernet I/P network currently being implemented.
  • HMI programming and troubleshooting will also be done.  

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Must be knowledgeable in and practice all safety procedures, quality processes, and company policies.
  • Must be hands-on self-starter and work well with team members.

Education and/or Experience: Associates’ Degree in PLC Programming or 5 Years’ experience.  PLC (GE & Allen Bradley) programming and troubleshooting.  Use of complicated drawings and specifications; wide variety of precision measuring instruments. Basic Knowledge of Ethernet. Use of RS Logix 500.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and complete necessary production forms.  Ability to speak effectively with fellow employees and/or customers. 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:                                                       

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; problem solving ability.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and use hands/arms.   The employee is regularly required to talk, hear at conversational level, and smell.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds.  Moving/lifting greater than 50 pounds requires assistance from another employee or a lifting device/hoist.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Required Personal Protective Equipment: Employee is required to wear proper safety eyewear, hearing protection, and steel-toed shoes at all times while on the plant floor.

Company Information: The Timken Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. For additional information please visit our website Timken Careers  http://www.timken.com/careers/.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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