Mason, OH

Automation Support Engineer

Compensation: Up to $36 hour plus OT & bonus


Are you an experienced Field Service Engineer?

Wright Technical Services represents the most innovative companies and engineering teams across the country. When we bring a job to market you can be confident this is an opportunity to join a great company and for you to make a tremendous contribution.

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Wright Technical Services is representing a fast growing machine tool manufacturer that serves customers around the globe. They are a leader in their respective industry and have a history of invention and innovation. This company is experiencing rapid growth and they are adding to their field service team. Note this is a direct hire permanent position with our client.

The Opportunity
The Automation Support Engineer is responsible for the installation of the our client’s automated systems servicing machining centers and other ancillary equipment. The automated systems utilize various automation products (robots, gantry systems, vision systems, marking systems, conveyance systems) to automate the flow of material through machining systems. The engineer will be responsible for the proper installation and startup of these systems at the customer location.

The support engineer will also be involved in assisting with the installation of custom and special options for use on client’s machining centers and equipment provided to support customer’s requests. These options are widely varied in design and function, typically new and unique customer defined, and interface directly with the standard CNC machine tool and client supplied and supported equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install, debug and support client developed and standard automated machining systems in Mason and at customer locations. This includes mechanical and electrical installation of robots, robot grippers, cell controllers, interconnection cabling, safety fencing, conveyors, etc. It also includes the preparation of the site for the equipment such as marking the plant floor to show equipment position and directing plant or rigging personnel during the installation of the equipment.
  • Provide weekly reporting of completed installation tasks.
  • Install, debug and support client supplied 3rd party developed integrated solutions. This includes test stands, parts washers, and other types of ancillary support equipment.
  • Program/teach robots to service the company’s machining centers and ancillary equipment during the installation of the automated systems.
  • Make suggestions for changes and improvements as may be needed through field service activities and observations.
  • Perform testing and debug of new and revised versions of machine/automation control software in Mason and at customer locations.
  • Support the installation/testing/servicing of client machining centers and associated options.

Required Skills

  • Mechanical and electrical controls aptitude. Must be able to read and understand mechanical and electrical engineering drawings for proper installation of systems and equipment.
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to program and modify robotic automation (Fanuc/ABB).
  • Ability to read, understand, and modify PLC ladder logic (Allen Bradley/Omron/Mitsubishi).
  • Ability to communicate with engineering resources to resolve installation and startup issues.
  • Able to utilize MS Office products such as Word, Excel, etc.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Willingness to travel. The work assignments are primarily at customer locations. Travel is expected to be 75% to 90%. Some travel to foreign countries may be required.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associates degree in engineering technology or;
  • 3+ years of experience with automation systems.

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