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Controls Technician III (Lead)

3 November, 2020

The CS Lead Controls Technician supports installations and commissioning of material distribution systems both new and retrofit. Provides a high-level understanding and knowledge of all aspects of an assigned projects and software. Supports onsite installation team with in-depth knowledge of equipment, technologies, and system software. Mentors co-workers on the processes and standard in place at Swisslog. Provides project documentation and leads on site team to perfect project execution.

Short Facts

  • Newport News, VA
    Newport News, VA, USA
  • Customer Service
    Customer Service
  • Employee

Make an impact

Core Tasks

Support, repair, and upgrade installed systems at customer facilities

Provide after-hours controls support of customer automation systems as required and maintaining remote access credentials

Provide onsite support of electrical / mechanical and controls installations

Electrical/mechanical troubleshooting of automation systems to reduce customer downtime

Responsible for development/modification of PLC and HMI software for customer automation systems on a project basis

Work with project / site manager to develop project schedule and ensure enough time is allotted for the required work to be completed

On-site commissioning of equipment from primarily a controls standpoint with in-depth knowledge of the electrical / mechanical installation as well

Lead on-site project team to a successful implementation

Develop documentation and knowledge base articles as required by projects

Assist in development of department processes and standards as necessary

Determine gaps in skills of junior member and assist in mentoring them to fill those gaps

Work with sales and manager to determine project requirements during the planning stage

Bring to the team

Essential education:

  • 5+ years of experience in technical environment inclusive of strong electrical/mechanical troubleshooting
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Highly proactive and self-motivated
  • Siemens or Allen Bradley Certifications
Essential experience:
  • Industrial experience with sound knowledge of electro-mechanical or automation systems
  • Application knowledge of warehouse distribution systems (pallet or tote conveyor, storage and retrieval machines, monorail systems, etc)
  • Experience with AC Variable Frequency Drives and low voltage controls systems
  • Experience programming Variable Frequency Drives from scratch
  • Knowledge of controls programming languages like: Ladder, Statement List, Function Block Diagram, or Structured Text
  • Experience with Siemens Step 7 Classic, Siemens TIA Portal, and/or Allen Bradley/Rockwell Software
  • Experience leading teams of different backgrounds throughout a project
  • Experience mentoring and training co-works on processes, standards, and equipment

Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Essential experience:Essential experience:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings
  • High level of motivation and sound work ethic
  • Customer interaction and problem resolution knowledge
  • Develop how to and work documentation for internal and external review
  • Shows ownership and pride in craftsmanship/projects
  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical standards and best practices (don’t run communication cable next to high voltage, e-stops must operate a certain way, etc)

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!


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