Job Description

Pay Range $40.00-$50.00.

Westlake is currently seeking talent for an Automation Technician Job for our American Canyon, CA location. Reporting into the Plant Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for developing and implementing advanced process control strategies, standards, and applications to achieve new levels of process safety, production efficiency, product quality, and low cost in continuous processes.

Industrial Automation Technician Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide automation engineering in the specification, design, development, installation, commissioning, and validation of process control systems for capital projects of significant scope and complexity.
  • Provide site operational support for troubleshooting, optimization, incident investigation, and root cause analysis of instrumentation and control systems and related process issues.
  • Develop process control applications utilizing PLC, HMI, and SCADA.
  • Develop electrical and instrumentation specifications to ensure proper installation of automated systems, and documented Automation Standards to ensure consistent implementation of control system Instrumentation, networking, and programming across all production lines and processes.
  • Drive plant control system upgrades.
  • Provide training of site personnel regarding installation and maintenance of hardware, configuration of software, and start-up of automation systems, including documentation of the process control systems to aid the plant in their training of additional personnel.
  • Make recommendations on upgrades of existing electrical, controls and mechanical components /equipment as new technology dictates and identify strengths and weaknesses of current equipment.
  • Provide on-site programming for plant automation systems, including process control systems and development of standard practices to improve plant productivity and consistency.
  • Perform programming, design, installation and lifecycle management of manufacturing process controls, automation, and field instrumentation technologies.

Industrial Automation Technician Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of Instrumentation/Controls experience, OR
    Associate degree and 5 years of Automation experience preferred
  • Two of the following, totaling (3) years of job experience in:
    • Troubleshooting of industrial instrumentation and controls using electrical test instrumentation and tools.
    • Process Control Systems integration with PLC, HMI, and SCADA systems
    • Design of control system architectures, and administration of control computers, networks, and communications.
    • Implementing advance control strategies for process optimization.
    • Reading and Producing Control System Documentation: electrical one-line drawings, cable schedules, functional descriptions, I/O lists, control schemes, electrical and maintenance schematics/blueprints etc.
    • Experience programming AB PLC 5/500/5000
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to manage projects for implementing changes and improvements.
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Employee is responsible for their own work and must exercise care and compliance of all established safety procedures.
  • Employee must adhere to company safety policies (safety shoes, glasses, etc.).
  • May be required to work in somewhat disagreeable working conditions (dust, noise, etc.).
  • Ability to operate safely in a manufacturing environment; this may include, but is not limited to potentially lifting up to 20 lbs., standing for extended periods of time, bending, crouching, stooping, rotating, climbing stairs, or any combination of the previous, etc.

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay range for this position is $40 to $50. This range is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position off ered, sign on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package (also to include a full range of medical and other benefits.

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